Despite the image created by the name, a “swing bed” is not a hammock or a bed suspended in any way. Swing Bed care is a specialty service provided only by select, licensed hospitals. It is used for a second level of medically-supervised care and is specifically designed to fill the gap between the patient’s hospital stay and going home. Patients may receive appropriate therapies, ongoing nursing care, IV medications or assistance with healing wounds. Most importantly, patients can begin to participate in their own care and continue their recovery before ever leaving the hospital.
Traditional Medicare Patients are eligible for the Swing Bed Care Program. Care Coordination will work with you to determine your eligibility and financial responsibility.Patients are evaluated and admitted to the Swing Bed Program based on their medical needs. Once it is determined that Swing Bed care is appropriate, in order to be admitted the patient must:
Our focus is improving your physical, nutritional, and medical condition. During your Swing Bed stay, hospital staff and medical staff will work together to create a treatment plan and health goals specific to your needs. The team will also work together to determine your discharge plan for returning home.