The purpose of the Swing Bed Program is to provide additional inpatient care to those needing extra time to heal or strengthen before returning home. Whether you were hospitalized for an illness, injury, or surgery, the Swing Bed Program allows you to receive follow-up care.
The term “Swing Bed” refers to the way Medicare reimburses for the care provided to the patient. The patient stays in the same bed, but the level of care swings from “acute” to “skilled rehabilitation”. The Swing Bed Program acts as a bridge between acute care and home.