Brookings Health System offers a special program for continued care beyond an acute hospital stay. This program, called Swing Bed, allows a patient extra time in the hospital before returning home to recuperate or make alternative arrangements.
The Swing Bed program is typically used for rehabilitation after an illness or surgery and for long term intravenous therapy or medication. Examples of services provided include:
- Recovery from a stroke or accident
- Pain management issues
- Wounds that require special care
- Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy needs after a prolonged illness or major surgery
Skilled care in the Swing Bed program requires the daily skills of qualified health care professionals, such as registered nurses, physical, occupational, or speech therapists.
The Swing Bed program is a Medicare sponsored program. In some instances, private insurance companies will negotiate for their patients to be cared for in a skilled swing bed program.
To find more about the swing bed program call 605-696-9000 ext. 7170.