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Swing Bed Program

The Swing Bed Program is a Medicare-funded program that enables a patient to benefit from extended care in a hospital setting. Swing beds typically fill the gap between acute care and a patient’s discharge to home.

Our program is designed to be short term with discharge options being explored as an ongoing process by your family doctor and hospital staff.  

Examples of skilled care that qualify for swing bed payment under the Medicare program include:

  • IV therapy
  • Sterile dressing changes
  • Wound care
  • Post-surgical follow-up care
  • Monitoring of a new/changed medication
  • Rehabilitation on a daily basis
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Lab work
  • Nutrition counseling

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