What is Swing Bed?
Medicare permits certain rural hospitals to use its beds as needed, either for acute care or skilled care, hence the term “swing bed,” as physicians may “swing” patients from one level of care to another while staying in the same facility. Be aware that swing bed programs differ from one facility to another. If you find yourself needing time to recover from a surgery, illness or injury, our swing bed program would allow you to recover in a hospital setting, versus a nursing home. In the hospital, you would have easy access to nursing care and therapies. Our goal is to assist you or your loved one in becoming as independent as possible before discharge.