When the need for you to recover from surgery, illness or injury arrives, our Swing Bed program allows you to recover close to home with easy access to nursing care and therapies. Our goal is to assist you and your caretaker in becoming as independent as possible before discharge.
Our Swing Bed Unit provides in-patient physical, occupational, and speech rehabilitation services, wound management, and extended-duration IV therapies. Our Unit assists patients who have experienced weakness and loss of function due to surgery or illness and our care team helps patients to recuperate so that they may return to their homes. Our team also works with the patient and their loved-ones throughout their stay to prepare for a successful discharge. Our Social Services department assists patients to determine and put in place the types of services and equipment that will best support them when they return to their homes.
- Must be Medicare eligible
- Medicare requires a three day stay on a medical unit before admission to a swing bed
- Ongoing evaluation of the patient's progress will indicate the length of time that the patient will qualify for Swing Bed services
- Typically, Medicare will cover up to 100 days of skilled nursing care within a benefit period
End of Life Care
HVCH's Swing Bed Unit also provides end-of-life care. When a member of our community is terminally ill and their death is imminent HVCH is here to provide a comfortable close-to-home option for the patient's care. At such times it is often a comfort to the patient to know that, even though they're not able to be in their own home, they may pass peacefully close by with their friends and family members at their side.
If you or a loved-one may be interested in learning more about our services, please contact our Swing Bed Coordinator at (740) 380-8247.