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Swing bed care
For more information or to become part of the River Falls Area Hospital Swing Bed Program call,
A referral will be needed from your physician, nurse or therapist.
River Falls Area Hospital’s Swing Bed Program is committed to recovery and care that is designed for patients who no longer require an acute care level of hospitalization, but need extra time to heal or strengthen before returning home. Swing bed is used to help rehabilitate from a surgery, illness or accident by providing patients skilled care.
During your swing bed stay, the hospital staff will regularly review your needs and progress, while working with you to establish goals. An individualized plan of care, including the type and frequency of therapy will be developed. The staff caring for you will evaluate your progress on an ongoing basis as well as during a conference with you and your family. A family care conference may also be considered prior to your return home to help develop a plan so that you can return home safely and transition to a home program.
Swing bed is like a bridge from the hospital before going home. It gives patients time to heal and adjust before returning to everyday life.
Swing bed is appropriate for patients who need any of the following care:
Each patient is an individual with a special life and unique needs. Our staff helps patients focus on their recovery goals so that they are more prepared for the challenges of returning home. The intensity of care you receive while in the Swing Bed Program is different that the care you receive as an acute care patient.
Not all patients qualify for the Swing Bed Program. In order to qualify, it is essential that the following criteria are met:
One of our care managers will work with you and your physician to help determine qualifications using federal guidelines. Once that is done, a member of the team will discuss the Swing Bed Program and your insurance coverage / financial eligibility related to Medicare or your insurance with you.