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Swing Bed Program at Fairview

The Swing Bed Program at Fairview Hospital provides sub-acute care to Medicare patients who need additional care following a hospital stay. Post-surgical patients, joint replacement patients, and patients needing further education regarding their diagnosis like a new diabetic who has to self-inject insulin or a patient who has a new colostomy are among those who may qualify to receive additional rehabilitation (of up to 18 days) prior to returning home.

Our highly qualified nurses on the Med-Surg Unit floor oversee the Swing Bed Program. Hospital therapists and trained volunteers offer specialized services and companionship to meet our patient's individual needs.

Fairview Hospital's federal designation as a Critical Access Hospital allows it to offer a limited number of Medicare patients this opportunity for extended sub-acute care. Medicare patients must have been hospitalized with a qualifying 3-night hospital stay within the last 30 days to be eligible and is offered only on a bed-availability basis.

The Fairview Hospital Swing Bed offers patients:

  • A seamless transition from acute to follow-up care.
  • The assurance of knowing you are in an accredited hospital setting.
  • 24-hour care provided by a team of skilled nurses, physicians and therapists.
  • The comfort and familiarity of a small community hospital atmosphere.
  • Access to diagnostic services if necessary.
  • Convenience near to loved ones and friends.

Services offered by Fairview Hospital nurses and therapists while in the Swing Bed Program include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • IV Medication Therapy
  • Rehabilitation (after a stroke)
  • Post-surgical care
  • Wound Care
  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Nutrition


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