Skilled Care

Skilled nursing care is a transitional level of medical care that we provide to our patients when they need extra time recovering before transitioning home, to assisted living or nursing home. Care is provided under the direct supervision of licensed health professionals, such as registered nurses (RNs) and physical, speech, and occupational therapists. These services can be necessary over the short term for rehabilitation from an illness or injury, or they may be required over the long term for patients who need a high level of care on a frequent or constant basis due to a chronic medical condition.


Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nurses Assistants, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Respiratory Therapists are all available to help manage complex medical conditions. Premium service is provided for patients of all ages so family members can feel confident bringing their loved ones to Allen Parish for their healthcare needs.

Swing Bed Program

Swing Beds are a hospital-based service that provides additional time for patients for rehab and remedial purposes. This is an excellent option for patients who no longer require acute care services by need extra care to complete their recovery. You will remain in a hospital environment and continue to receive care from our highly trained nurses and clinical staff.

To qualify for our Swing Bed program, you must stay three consecutive nights in an inpatient unit or participate in the Chronic Care Management Program and have one of the following doctors as your primary care physician: Dr. Alex Courville, Dr. Matt Courville, or Dr. Edward Ughovwa.

You must also require the following services for a minimum of five days:

  • IV Fluids
  • IV Medications
  • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care