HRRMC Swing Bed Program
Additional Assistance Recovering From Hospitalization
After a hospital stay, not everyone has the ability or strength to return
to everyday living. If you need more time to recover from an illness,
injury or surgery, your doctor may recommend a Medicare-certified program
referred to as Swing Bed (or Skilled Care in larger hospitals). Swing
Bed allows physicians to "swing" a patient's level of care
from the acute care you receive when hospitalized to the next level of
care: continued skilled nursing care and rehabilitation.
The Swing Bed program at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center combines
nursing care with physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy
and an activity program customized just for you.
Benefits of Swing Bed
Though your patient status changes when entering the Swing Bed program,
your room and bed do not. Patients will be able to continue recuperating
in the amenities they have grown accustomed to, and have access to 24
hour nursing care.
Swing Bed services may include:
Our goal is to get patients well enough that they can enjoy life just as
they did before their ailment. We have patients tell us what their objectives
are and design a personalized plan to help accomplish them.
Paying for Swing Bed
Swing Bed is a Medicare covered program. Many insurance companies also
provide policies that will cover it through skilled nursing benefits.
In order to qualify, a patient must have stayed in the hospital for a
minimum of three days and received acute medical care within the last 30 days.
In order to facilitate care, a patient’s objectives are measured
according to HRRMC’s rehabilitation department’s standards.
Patients are discharged from the program once the rehabilitation staff
determines all reasonable measures to improve care have been fulfilled.
To download HRRMC's Swing Bed booklet,