Swing Bed Program
At Newman Memorial Hospital, we understand that going home after an acute care stay in a hospital isn’t always easy. Some patients find themselves in that middle ground of no longer needing acute care, but not feeling quite strong or secure enough to return home. Luckily, there is a middle ground option in our Swing Bed Program. If you have been hospitalized as an “acute care inpatient” for a minimum of three consecutive midnights within a 30-day period, Medicare and most insurance companies will likely cover a Swing Bed stay.
Through a combination of rehabilitative services, attentive nursing care and medical supervision, patients gain the strength and confidence they need to return home to care for themselves. Patients often return to Newman Memorial Hospital following orthopedic or general surgical procedures when they need more time to recover. This allows patients to be close to home and/or loved ones during their rehabilitative process. If you or a family member find yourselves in need of assistance while on your way to recovery, our Swing Bed Program is here for you.