Restorative Care Unit

Swain Community Hospital, a Duke LifePoint Hospital accredited by The Joint Commission welcomes patients to our restorative care unit. Our environment supports patients transitioning from the hospital to home with one-on-one compassionate skilled care. We care for patients recovering from acute illnesses, orthopaedic procedures, and other conditions requiring transitional care.

A Quiet, Restful Environment and a Caring, Knowledgeable Staff

If you have had a three-night qualifying stay in the hospital then you may be eligible for a stay of up to 20 days paid by Medicare or Medicaid. We also provide these services to private insurance and private pay stays.

Excellence in Care

Our nursing staff has ranked #1 in North Carolina for communication with patients on a national patient satisfaction survey (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems).

Would I benefit from a stay at the Restorative Care Unit?

The restorative care unit at Swain Community Hospital is designed as a short stay unit for those who no longer need acute care but who need a longer supervised stay in order to:

  1. Increase strength and endurance provided by trained professionals in physical, occupational and speech therapies.
  2. Nursing rehabilitation- IV Medications, oxygen therapy and treatments for respiratory problems.
  3. Wound Care- Requiring wound vacs, medication for wound treatment.

Services Available to Restorative Care Patients 

  • Round-the-clock nursing careA photo of a restorative care unit at Swain Community Hospital
  • One-on-one physical therapy
  • Radiology and laboratory services
  • Pharmacy services
  • Cardiopulmonary and respiratory services
  • Wound care
  • IV infusion services
  • Delicious and nutritious meals
  • Quiet, restful environment

Part of Your Stay

  • Private, comfortable room
  • Accessible for family and friends to visit
  • Television and telephone services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Personal items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, denture cleaner, shaving supplies, combs, tissues, shampoo etc.)

Self Pay Charges for Restorative Care Patients

  • Co-insurance amounts
  • Long distance telephone services
  • Private duty sitter
  • Guest food trays
  • Personal clothing

Additional Information​

  • Patients must meet Medicare and/or Medicaid and/or private insurance skilled level of care requirements
  • Physicians are not required to visit patients daily, however, nursing staff will notify the physician when necessary
  • Average Length of stay is 30 days.
  • Patient's laundry is the responsibility of the family.
  • Patients must have a three-day acute stay to qualify.


Tammy Dills, RN, BSHA, CCM,
Director of Care Management for
Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital

(828) 586-7711
(828) 586-7783 Fax

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45 Plateau St.
Bryson City, NC 28713
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