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Swing Bed

What is Swing Bed?

Swing Bed is a program designed to provide additional skilled care to those needing extra time to heal before returning home.  The Swing Bed Unit allows patients to move from acute care to skilled rehabilitation at Mason District Hospital.  This ensures continuity of care for patients needing nursing care by keeping them in the same facility with the same doctors, nurses and therapist.  If any emergency arises during rehab, patients can return to acute care, often remaining in the same room.  Our Swing Bed Unit provides the same services as the skilled nursing units at other health care facilities.  

What services are provided to Swing Bed patients?

Swing Bed patients receive nursing care daily and therapy Monday - Friday and once on the weekends. The care plan also includes treatment to restore the ability to perform activities of daily living such as walking, climbing stairs, dressing and bathing.

Who can benefit from Swing Bed care?

Any patient who does not need acute care but is not ready to go home can benefit from Swing Bed care.  Below are a few examples of patients who may need this service:

  • Patients recovering from major surgery, joint replacement or abdominal and vascular procedures.
  • Patients recovering from a major accident or stroke.
  • Patients with wounds that need special care.
  • Qualified end of life care.

Who is on the Swing Bed team?

Mason District Hospital staff members will meet with patients and their families to discuss the plan of care and rehab goals.  Team members include:

  • The patient and their family
  • Doctors/Hospitalists
  • ​Nurses
  • Social Services
  • Dietitian
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapists

Who qualifies for Swing Bed services?

Acute care patients who have stayed at least three days at Mason District Hospital or another hospital and need additional monitoring, IV therapy and rehab therapy.

What insurances cover Swing Bed services?

Swing Bed care is often covered by Medicare and many private insurance plans.

If you are interested in the Swing Bed program at Mason District Hospital, please contact Ashley Moon at 309-543-8594.  Referrals may be faxed to 309-543-8494.