Recovering from a hospital stay for serious illness, injury, or surgery is an overwhelming experience for you and your support system. But it doesn’t have to be. Transitional Care at CMH provides patients the resources they need to return home or to their previous level of independence confidently.
What is Transitional Care?
Transitional Care, sometimes called “Swing Bed,” is a recovery program created specifically for patients who no longer require acute care, but are not yet well enough to return home. Patients who complete a Transitional Care Program are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital with new complications from the illness or injury that landed them there in the first place.
Candidates for Transitional Care often include:
- Patients recovering from complex surgery
- Patients recovering from a serious illness or injury, such as a heart attack, stroke, or traumatic brain injury
- Patients with a higher risk of developing complications due to one or more chronic diseases
- Patients who require ongoing specialized treatment, such as wound care, occupational, physical, or speech therapies, or intravenous medications
Transitional Care at CMH offers a balanced recovery experience complete with specialized care options, access to hospital resources if needed, and the personalized support of your local community.
- Rehabilitative Care: A full spectrum of rehabilitative care includes occupational, physical, and speech therapy programs
- Advanced Wound Care: Our award winning Advanced Wound Clinic provides a variety of treatment options that promote faster healing
- Specialty Services: Convenient access to hospital amenities as needed, including laboratory services, diagnostic imaging, infusion therapy, and dialysis
- Life Engagement: Access to daily Life Engagement opportunities that enrich life mentally, spiritually, socially, and intellectually. Daily group events and consultation for individual leisure needs are both available.
- Proximity to Home: A patient’s support system is critical to a successful recovery. Completing Transitional Care in our local community of Cloquet/Carlton County allows more opportunities for a patient’s loved ones to participate in their recovery.
What to Expect
Our Transitional Care Program is centered on teamwork, communication, and collaboration. Read on to learn more about what to expect when choosing CMH for Transitional Care:
- A personalized plan of care.
- Bedside Rounds that engage the patient, their support system, and care team.
- Hospital level staffing and resources to are immediately available in case the patient’s condition suddenly changes.
- On average 11.8 day length of stay before being discharged to home or the patient’s previous care facility.
- Continuity of caregivers for any follow-up appointments once the patient has returned home.
Is Transitional Care covered by my insurance?
Most Transitional Care provided at CMH is reimbursed under the Medicare Swing Bed program, a Medicare Part A payment program.
- If criteria are met, Medicare Part A will reimburse for up to 100 days of post-acute care
- Some patients may qualify for reimbursement via other programs or payer; if there are questions, please contact our team and we will help determine if your insurance will cover Transitional Care services at CMH.
CMH accepts Transitional Care patients regardless of where they were initially hospitalized. To learn more about Transitional Care at CMH, please reach out directly to Director of Inpatient Services at 218-878-7052.