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Inpatient Rehabilitation - Swing Bed

The Swing Bed Program is a short-term rehabilitation program for patients who no longer need acute care hospital services, but need to increase their strength and independence prior to returning home from a hospital stay.

Patients receive daily therapies, if indicated, to work toward meeting self-care goals set by the patient and his/her healthcare team. The team also assists with all aspects of discharge to ensure a safe and comfortable transition from hospital to home.

Unlike acute care, where treatment is ordered by a physician based on your medical diagnosis; swing bed care is rehabilitation provided by an interdisciplinary team to help you reach specific goals for self-care. Patients wear their own clothes and eat meals in the activities room.

Evaluation

Call the swing bed coordinator at 207-505-4515. They will be glad to talk with you and evaluate if the Swing Bed Program is right for you.

Swing Bed Program

To be eligible for a swing bed:

  • You require a “skilled” level of care
  • A qualifying hospital stay
  • You agree to participate in short-term rehabilitation

During your extended stay, you may see some/all of the following healthcare professionals:

  • self-selected physician(s)
  • hospitalists
  • registered nurses
  • swing bed coordinator
  • social worker/discharge planner
  • pharmacists
  • dietitians
  • physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • activities coordinator
  • Medicare specialists
  • behavioral health specialists

We will work with your insurer to determine if the Swing Bed Program is a covered benefit for you.

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