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.
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:
Mason District Hospital staff members will meet with patients and their families to discuss the plan of care and rehab goals. Team members include:
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.
Swing Bed care is often covered by Medicare and many private insurance plans.