NURSING

Acute In-Patient Care:

Our Team provides expert nursing care to our acutely ill patients. Acute care patients are those patients treated for a brief but severe acute illness, a condition resulting from disease or trauma, or recovering from surgery.

Skilled Care:

Skilled Care, also known as Swing Bed, is a program we provide for patients who no longer qualify for acute care but require further treatment for their diagnosis.  This service is offered for patients requiring additional assistance to reach their optimal level of wellness.  Services available to a qualified swing bed patient may include but are not limited to:  physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, recovery from surgery, wound care, IV antibiotic therapy, or any other Medicare approved therapy. 

The goal of our program is to assist our patients to return to their home or facilitate a smooth transition to a healthcare facility of their choice.

  • Non-Medicare or Medicaid patients must be pre-approved by their insurance company to receive this service.

  • Skilled Care requires a 3-day acute inpatient stay within the last 30 days and demonstrate a need for continued skilled services

Observation Care:

Observation care is an outpatient service.  This service includes care and monitoring of a patient on the Nursing unit for short term treatment, assessment, and reassessment.  The provider will determine if patient admission is required for further treatment or if the patients’ health condition can be managed at home on an outpatient basis.

  • Observation days do not count as the 3- acute days required for swing bed admission. 

  • Observation stay cannot exceed 48 hours for Medicare patients

  • Observation stay cannot exceed 24 hours for Medicare patients

 

Intermediate Care:

Intermediate care is a service provided for our patients that do not meet acute nor skilled care criteria. The daily room and care charges are the fiscal responsibility of the patient. All medications and personal supplies are furnished by the patient. 

Intermediate care is intended to be a short-term stay (not to exceed two weeks) and may be utilized when a patient/family are making a decision to go home or transition to a different type facility. A patient admitted into Intermediate care may transfer from acute or skilled care or may be admitted from home or another facility. 

Social Services/Discharge Planning

Discharge planning is provided with the assistance of an RN/Discharge Planner and Social Worker in coordination with the patient, their family, providers, and other health team members. From admission thru discharge our healthcare team will assist you to identify your education needs, resources and equipment needs to streamline your transition to home or your next level of care.

 

Thank you for your interest in our services.  We look forward to assisting you to meet your healthcare goals.

                                                                                                            

                                                                                                           Your CBH Nursing Team
                 

Chief Nursing Officer
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