Swing Bed Program

Swing Bed is a Medicare covered hospital-based program for patients who no longer need inpatient care, but are not ready to go home and need some rehabilitation and/or nursing care.

Patients return home when therapy goals are met or in-hospital skilled nursing care is no longer needed. The length of stay is usually two weeks or less.

As you prepare to return home, Patient and Family Services will assist with the following, if needed:

  • Arrange for home-based services, if needed
  • Arrange for alternate living arrangements
  • Coordinate other community services and family help
  • Purchase of home medical equipment and supplies

Services Available:

  • Nursing
  • Nutrition Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Speech Therapy

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