Swing Bed Program

Swing Bed is a Medicare program that allows patients to receive skilled care services at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System once the acute hospital care in so longer required.  It is designed to be a short term option for the patient that needs services that can’t be easily provided in the patient’s home.

Program Details

Based on medical needs, assistance will be provided to help patients reach a higher level of wellness through physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, restorative nursing and activity. Doctor visits are less frequent, but the nurse can request a doctor visit or call if the patient's needs require it. When discharged, the patient will receive home care instructions as well as any needed arrangements with community agencies.