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Skilled Swing Bed

skilled / swing bed

Hawarden Regional Healthcare Swing Bed Services program is designed to provide short-term, skilled health care services to patients at Hawarden Regional Healthcare. The goal of the Swing Bed program is to assist patients in attaining optimum physical health in order to return to their prior level of functioning and independence.

The Swing Bed program is available to patients who require skilled care services when an acute care hospitalization is no longer necessary and the needed services cannot easily be provided in the patient’s home.

Swing Bed is available to patients who have been hospitalized at Hawarden Regional Healthcare, or, at other facilities outside our service area.

Swing Bed is ideal for patients who require physical therapy, IV medication therapy, medication management, occupational therapy, speech therapy, or wound management services.

Swing Bed Services Patient Guidelines

Patients must meet Medicare guidelines to be eligible for the Swing Bed program. These guidelines include:

  • Participation in Medicare Part A or an alternate insurance with skilled care benefits
  • A daily skilled care need which is directly related to the acute care hospitalization
  • A medically necessary acute hospitalization of at least 3 days immediately prior to Swing Bed admission
  • Stable medical status
  • Physician authorization
  • Eligibility is determined by Hawarden Regional Healthcare staff

For further information on the Hawarden Regional Healthcare Swing Bed program, contact the Director of Patient Care at 712-551-3130.