We have 25 acute care beds with a 96 hour average length of stay.
Swing Bed Facility:
At the Lawrence County Hospital Swing-Bed Care Facility, our patient is our primary concern. The goal of our healthcare team is to restore patients to their previous level of function and independence. Swing-Bed Care is short-term skilled nursing care provided for Medicare recipients in a rural hospital. A physician must refer you to this short term SNF care unit for Medicare recipients. You must be in an acute care facility at least 3 days prior to admission or within the last 30 days. The average length of stay is less than 20 days.
Services for Swing Bed Include:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- 24-Hour Skilled Nursing
- Social Service Counseling
- Nutritional Support Counseling
- Pharmacy Support Counseling
- Activity Therapy
To find out more about our Swing-Bed Care Facility contact a Project Coordinator at (601) 587-4057.
Features 24-hour coverage
Features 24-hour coverage
Imaging includes Radiographic, Ultrasound, CAT and Pulmonary Embolis
Testing includes EEG, EKG, Holtermonitoring
24-hour coverage of Hematology analyzing, chemistry profile, coagulation testing, bacteriology analyzer and blood bank.
Complete dietary consultation and registered therapeutic diet for outpatients
Testing includes EGD, Colonoscopy, Peg tube placement
Monday through Friday is available with physician order, for all patients who do not require ER or inpatient treatment. Includes all lab work, whirlpool and wound care as well as epogen and neupogen injections and medication administration
Intensive Outpatient Program:
This program is designed to treat older individuals in need of intensive psychiatric intervention, but who can safely and effectively be treated in an out-patient setting. Active treatment for individuals with mental disorders feature several options. Intensive Outpatient treatment is designed for the patient who is no longer in-patient in the hospital but requires more intense therapies than physician office visits.
Intensive Outpatient treatment can be a transition from a higher level of care, or it can be used as an early intervention tool to prevent the need for a higher, more expensive level of care.
Patients in this program attend 3-days a week for 3 clinical hours each day. Therapies are clearly focused on and structured around current problems. The patient and family members are active participants in setting treatment goals. The patient's progress toward goals is continually assessed to assure success. The program is monitored to make sure the patient's treatment plan is beneficial, necessary and appropriate.
Maximum daily census for this program is ten patients which ensures a good ratio of patients and caregivers.
All patients deemed eligible for the Outpatient Program must be: 55 or older; diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder as evident by an acute disturbance in mood, affect thinking, perception or behavior; cognitively intact and have the capacity to actively participate in all therapies prescribed for the patient; independent with ADL's; substance abuse or dependence is absent or judged to be secondary to the psychiatric disorder and not the primary focus of treatment. Intensive Outpatient Treatment is not geriatric day care or respite care. It is not appropriate for demented patients or individuals in need solely of socialization and stimulation.
The staff includes a Psychiatrist who sees all patients at least weekly as well as a program Coordinator, who oversees and manages the program. There is a Registered Nurse and Licensed Social Worker who conduct program therapies.
Calls can be made to the program and patients will be assessed within 72 hours of call. For more information call (601) 587-1292.