Focused on Providing High Quality Care

We focus on providing the highest quality of care so that you can achieve the highest level of independence.

Monroe County Hospital has an extended hospital stay program that will minimize the stress and anxiety of rehabilitation and going home following a long hospital stay, trauma, or surgery. We understand that this has a major impact on your life and your family's lives and have created a comfortable, caring, private and therapeutic environment in order to optimize your recovery.

Medicare Reimbursements

The Swing Bed Extended Hospital Stay Program is paid for by Medicare and most Medicare Advantage plans as long as the Medicare clinical necessity guidelines for skilled nursing care are met. Most Medicare supplements will pay any co-pays or deductibles if there are any. We will assist you in determining your financial responsibility.


Rehabilitative therapies include physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Our team of professionals will develop an individualized plan of care based on your specific needs and goals. Therapy sessions are conducted in short frequent sessions throughout the day in order for you to rest and rejuvenate between sessions. You will need comfortable clothing and shoes that fit well and have good traction.

Other Services Available

  • Imaging and laboratory services on-site
  • Complex wound care management.
  • IV antibiotic therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Certified wound care nurse that can manage surgical, traumatic or infectious wounds, diabetic ulcers, and bed sores.

What to Expect

Our focus is improving your functional, nutritional, and medical condition. During your stay the hospital staff and medical staff will collaborate with you to create a treatment plan and set functional and health status goals. The team will meet each week to evaluate your progress and treatment plan and begin making arrangements for equipment or services you will need upon discharge.

Other benefits you will have are:

  • Medical oversight
  • Nutritional evaluation
  • Daily menu planning
  • Discharge planning
  • Visitors are welcome to stay overnight
  • Private rooms with televisions and telephones

For more information on services provided through our Swing Bed Program, please contact our Swing Bed Coordinator, at 478-394-6266 or at 478-319-7812.

You may also click on the following to be directed to a Referral/Request Form:

Swing Bed Referral Form