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Swing Bed

Swing Bed

What is Swing Bed?

Swing Bed is a program that Mason District offers to provide skilled care to people who need a little extra time to heal before returning home.  There are many different kinds of skilled care that would qualify for Swing Bed.  A few examples of patients that may qualify are; someone recovering from a major surgery (joint replacement), someone recovering from a major stroke or accident, a person who needs extensive wound management, or someone receiving IV antibiotics for an extensive period.  Patients that participate in our Swing Bed program will receive the special care that is needed, such as physical or occupational therapy, IV therapy, and special wound care.

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 & Nurses aids
  • 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/or 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 Carol Lawson at 309-543-8594. Referrals may be faxed to a secure line at 309-543-8494.