Swing Bed Program

“The choice is yours.”

In today’s healthcare environment, hospital stays and post-surgical recovery are more condensed than they once were. The Swing Bed Program at Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics helps fill the gap between hospitalization and home.

The Swing Bed Program is a covered stay for those who qualify for a skilled service, which includes any of the following:

  • Therapy services (physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy)
  • IV antibiotics
  • Skilled wound care services

Hospital room at CAH&C

Patients who come to the Swing Bed Program for rehabilitation or IVs enjoy spacious, private rooms, accessible bathrooms and showers, friendly staff, and a care plan focused on helping patients achieve their goal of returning home. Interdepartmental rounds and care overseen by their primary care physician or hospitalists include individualized care and therapy services six days per week.

The Swing Bed Program at Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics provides comprehensive, short-term rehabilitation for patients recovering from illness or surgery and requiring inpatient therapy services to restore their independence and safety before returning home. Patients benefit from recovering close to home where visits from family and friends are encouraged. Our activities staff provides purposeful activities throughout their stay in the Swing Bed Program.

Comprehensive discharge planning begins at admission to the Swing Bed Program and may include coordination of necessary post-hospital resources, equipment, or in-home safety evaluations by occupational therapists to ensure patients have what they need to return home safely. If needed, patients will also be referred for outpatient or Home Health Services for optimal continuity of care.