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Swing Bed

What is Swing Bed?
Swing Bed is a service that allows a patient to transition from acute care to Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) care. This allows a patient to continue receiving services in the hospital even though acute care is no longer required. Typically, this may be after a surgery, injury or illness.

The Purpose of Swing Bed Care
A hospital that is able to transition from acute care to SNF care allows a patient to stay in one place without having to move between hospitals, nursing facilities, or go back and forth between home and important appointments. It is an especially important service in rural areas because it increases patient access to this type of care.

Swing Bed can provide a complete range of skilled nursing care services that include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • IV medication therapy
  • Monitoring of vital signs
  • Wound care
  • Speech therapy

For more information about Swing Bed, please call Skilled Care Coordinator Diane Persson at 402.372.2404, option 1.