Inpatient Care — Swing Beds

What is the Swing Bed Program?

Swing Bed is an alternative service when a patient no longer needs acute care, yet they may not feel strong enough to return home.

Our Swing Bed post-acute rehabilitation service is designed to provide patients with individualized, in-hospital care and physical rehabilitation to help them reach an optimal level of functioning.

Our team is dedicated to working to regain a patient’s strength, functionality, balance, and range of motion patients need to care for themselves with confidence.

What Patients are Qualified?

Qualified patients who have been admitted to Hills & Dales Healthcare for acute care can transfer to our Swing Bed Program for their rehabilitation phase of recovery and other skilled services without ever leaving the hospital.

You’ll find that Medicare and some other select insurance companies cover post-acute rehab services.

Included in this list is:

Auto insurance with active PIP claim
Blue Care Advantage Network – PPO only
Covenant Healthcare
HAP Medicare
Humana Medicare
Medicare Plus Blue
Priority Health Medicare
United Health Care (Medicare only)
VA Benefits

Certain insurance companies require an authorization. Straight Medicare does not require authorization, but patients need to meet certain criteria.

Our Swing Bed Coordinator will assist with determining whether your insurance covers post-acute services.

Some insurances require a three-day acute care stay within 30 days unless there is a waiver in effect or authorization needed from insurance.

If you think the Swing Bed Program might be right for you, please contact our Swing Bed Coordinator at 989-912-6433 or 989-912-6109.  If you are at another hospital or facility, you can discuss the Swing Bed Program with your discharge planner.

Conditions Treated Include

Recent Surgery
Wound Care
Recovery from joint replacement surgery or neurological condition
Extended IV antibiotic therapy
Physical deconditioning after major surgery or illness
Other conditions may qualify

What Will the Program Provide For You?

Patients receive skilled rehabilitation, evaluation and treatment services five to seven days per week, or as prescribed. The multi-disciplinary team providing these services includes:

Physicians and Hospitalists
Qualified Nurses
RN Case Manager
Licensed Dietitian
Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapists
Pulmonary/Respiratory Therapists
Social Workers
Recreational Activities Planner

The Swing Bed Program is designed to increase your independence and help prepare you for returning home.  Our expert care team will work with you to create an individualized, multi-disciplinary treatment plan that outlines recovery goals focused on restoring you to your normal level of activity. The program is focused on independence, so as a Swing Bed Patient, you will be encouraged to do as much as you can for yourself.

Patient Testimonial

The Hills & Dales staff was exceptional throughout my PT. Scheduling early/late appointments is helpful for me and is not an option that I could find anywhere else. My therapist took the time to listen to my concerns and always worked to adapt my therapy to assist with them. Thank you!

Patient Testimonial

The entire staff was excellent! Everyone was courteous and professional at all times. I will always recommend (Hills & Dales) for any rehab. The therapists were able to get me up to speed quickly and painless.

Patient Testimonial

I actually found that I really enjoyed my time in the Swing Bed Program.  I had a hip replacement and had no intention in staying longer than a few days.  The hospital was impeccably clean, the staff was great, the activities were fun, and I healed very quickly.  It was really nice to have surgery and do my recovery without ever leaving the hospital.

To learn more about our Swing Bed Program, please call 989-912-6433 or 989-912-6109.