The Swing Bed Program is an extended care of services for those who are not yet able to care for themselves, but who no longer need acute hospital services. Services range from restoring the patient’s independence to providing care and comfort at the end stages of life. At times, it may be considered as an alternative to nursing home placement.
Patients who have a history of at least a three day acute-care stay within the last 30 days. The patient’s care provider must also determine that there is a need to additional skilled therapy.
Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurance companies will cover swing bed care. The swing bed coordinator will work with you to make all of the necessary arrangements and answer any of your questions.
- Skilled nursing care for wounds
- IV therapy
- Physical, speech and occupational therapy
- Nutrition counseling
- Social services and activities
- Ancillary services (lab, x-ray, respiratory therapy, etc)
- Discharge planning
To learn more about Swing Bed Services at a given location, see participating locations listed in the Facilities tab (below) and call for more information.