What happens when patients no longer need acute medical care, yet still need help before being able to function on their own? They need continuous skilled nursing, rehabilitative care, and education designed to ease them back home.
Since 1987, we have geared our services to the personal, unique needs of patients who find themselves between acute hospital care and home. Swing Bed patients are no longer critically ill, but need to be guided to a less intensive level of medical and nursing care. Continued rehabilitation services are needed in order for the patient to regain independence and strength prior to being discharged.
The typical Swing Bed patient is an older adult who has improved from acute care, but still needs medical assistance. The following are examples of diagnoses that may meet Swing Bed criteria:
- Stroke recovery
- Diabetes, cancer, congestive heart failure
- Rehabilitation following major surgical procedures, such as hip or knee replacements
- Pain management in terminal illness
- Amputations, traumatic injuries
- Resolving conditions requiring IV therapy
- Wound care