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Swing bed

Our swing bed program provides a level of care between hospital acute care and home for patients who continue to need daily skilled nursing care and/or skilled rehabilitation.

Swing bed would be appropriate if you or a loved one needs any of the following care:

  • Need to heal and regain strength through physical, occupational and/or speech therapies to aid in a safe return home or to other living arrangements, post acute medical or surgical stay.
  • Specialized wound care.
  • IV therapy.
  • Stroke rehabilitation.
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation after any surgery.

Qualifications for swing bed

  • Your swing bed care must be related to an acute inpatient hospital stay that was at least three┬ánights long in the past 30 days.
  • Patients must require one or more of the following: daily skilled care, nursing and/or rehabilitation (physical, occupational and/or speech therapy).
  • Admission into the swing bed program may occur either at discharge from your acute hospital stay or within 30 days of discharge.
  • Patients must actively participate in their rehabilitation and show progress toward their goals.

Who pays for swing bed?

Medicare Part A will generally pay for swing bed if the qualifications are met. Many commercial insurances also offer swing bed coverage, which our finance department will verify prior to admission.