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Swing Bed Program

Benefits of Utilizing Swing Bed Services

  • Patients have more time to recover and gain strength before leaving the hospital.
  • A registered physical therapist provides daily therapy, which is centered on self-care skills and body strengthening, increasing a patient’s independence upon discharge.
  • A certified dietary manager is available to work with Swing Bed patients to meet any of their special dietary needs.
  • Patients have continued access to his or her doctor and the hospital’s services.

Who Qualifies for the Swing Bed Program?

Patients who qualify for Swing Bed must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have a medical need which qualifies the patient for a skilled service.
  • Medical condition must be stable.
  • Must have skilled benefits available.
  • Medicare patients must have at least a three-day consecutive acute care stay before going on the Swing Bed program.