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Memorial Hospital Swing Bed Rehab

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 accessible shower.

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.

Hospital Contacts:
Julie Howard, RN, BSN, MS, Case Manager