Our Swing Bed Rehab Program is designed to facilitate short term rehabilitative care which
sometimes becomes necessary following an illness or injury in those cases when a patient
is well enough to leave the acute care level of the hospital but not well enough to return
to the home. The Swing Bed Rehab Program offers a much-needed service for patients whose
medical condition has stabilized to remain in the hospital when they still require skilled
services to complete their recovery. The purpose is to assist individuals in improving their
physical, emotional and social functioning through nursing and rehabilitative therapies to
ensure a safe and healthy return to home and normal activities of daily living.
What Is Swing Bed?
Swing bed care is a service that allows Memorial Hospital to provide skilled care and
rehabilitation for patients following a hospital stay from an illness or surgery.
Swing Bed Rehab Care allows you to stay close to home - near family and
friends - while you recover.
Patients needing rehabilitative therapy services and professional nursing care
following surgery, injury, stroke, wounds, debilitation or other illnesses.
How Is A Patient Admitted To Swing Bed Rehab?
Patients are accepted into the Swing Bed Rehab Program under the referral, direction and
supervision of a physician. When referred by a physician, patients receive evaluations and
treatment recommendations from appropriate licensed therapists. A written plan of care is
utilized and regularly reviewed and reevaluated.
Patients being cared for in our Swing Bed Rehab Program will enjoy brand new facilities
that have been designed by nurses and therapists for optimal comfort and safety.
Every patient room is spacious and provides a healthy environment that is conducive
for healing and recovery. Bathrooms are roomy and include a walk-in, handicapped
Who Pays For The Swing Bed Rehab Care?
Swing Bed Rehab Care is usually covered by Medicare and many private insurance plans.
About Our Therapy Services
Physical Therapists assist in body strengthening, mobility, flexibility, and gait
training to prevent injury and to help patients in their recovery. Occupational Therapists assist
in performing activities of daily living. Speech Language Pathologists help with cognition, speech,
and language to help patients and families communicate. All therapists strive to maximize the
patients potential and help families understand and assist with limitations. Our goal for a
Swing Bed Rehab admission is to achieve the highest function possible in rehabilitation.
Julie Howard, RN, BSN, CCRN, MS 268-2352
Jessica Wulff, RN 268-2308
Please call Jessica Wulff, RN, Nurse Manager for more information about
the Swing Bed Rehabilitation service at Memorial Hospital. 570-268-2308