Short-Term Transitional Care

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Take advantage of short-term transitional care at CCMSD when you’re recovering from an illness or injury. If you’ve been hospitalized and no longer need inpatient care—but aren’t ready to move back home—transitional care might be right for you. Even after surgeries at other hospitals, you may return back to your community and continue care before returning home.

About Short-Term Transitional Care

Transitional care is offered at our Crook County Hospital and skilled nursing facility. Swing beds offer you or a loved one a short-term step between hospital care and home.

Rely on our transitional care if you need:

  • Rehabilitation services after a stroke, heart attack, injury, or illness
  • Care following hip or knee replacement
  • Physical, occupational, or speech-language therapy to help you regain mobility, communication skills, and perform everyday activities
  • Medication management for IV antibiotics and/or IV pain medication
  • Wound or ostomy care

Swing Bed Program

Let's get you closer to home. Our swing bed program at Crook County Hospital offers patients a comforting environment for recovery, promoting individualized care, family visits, and a smoother return to daily routines, enhancing both physical and emotional healing.

Swing Bed is the term used to describe a hospital room that can switch from in-patient acute care status to skilled care status.

Our swing bed program also allows patients who were hospitalized in a healthcare facility far from home to transfer to a community hospital close to home to receive additional skilled care and complete their recovery. Here they will receive rehabilitation with 24 hours nursing coverage care.

To speak to someone directly about this program please contact Candy Collins at (307) 283-3501 ext. 321.

Your Care Team

Your care team will work with you and your family to develop a personal care plan that will address your physical, mental, and social needs. We will help you reach your recovery and treatment goals and get back to your independent life. When possible, we’ll encourage you to dress yourself and perform daily self-care activities to improve your independence.

Discharge Planning

Your condition will determine how long you need transitional care. Your care team will partner with you to oversee your therapy and track your progress. We will hold a family care conference to talk with you, your family, and your care team about the best options for you after leaving transitional care.