Colusa Medical Center

Skilled Nursing and Swing Bed Unit

Colusa Medical Center’s dedicated Skilled Nursing Unit is designed to facilitate restorative and rehabilitative progress for our patients preparing for discharge.  Our goal is to assist patients in achieving a quality of life equal to his/her potential.

A “Swing Bed Unit” — a Medicare skilled nursing facility — provides a stable, therapeutic environment in which patients can recover over a short-term period and post hospitalization short-term rehabilitation. Admissions to the unit include patients, who demonstrate a high rehabilitation potential and can usually be discharged within 21 days or less.

The staff provides treatment services in a structured, therapeutic environment. These services — which include daily nursing care by registered nurses and rehabilitative therapy — facilitate the recovery and return of each patient back to their home environment. The units provide Medicare-certified services and will work with patients who have private insurance to ensure third-party payment for services provided.

Patients may be able to participate in the program if their medical needs cannot be met at home or in a long-term care facility, but their condition no longer requires a stay in an acute care setting.

Physicians, case managers, discharge planners, medical providers, caregivers, family members and patients are encouraged to contact Colusa Medical Center’s intake staff at (530) 619-0800 for referrals and to request a clinical home assessment.

Our skilled nurses provide care centered on you and the education you need to help you recover from an injury, surgery or illness. Our expert care team helps you maintain your independence, all while reducing the risk of unplanned hospital visits. We do this through the following services: