swing bed program

Meeting the Individual Needs of Our Patients

Your bridge between hospital and home

At Community Memorial Hospital, we understand there are times when a patient no longer needs the acute care they receive in a hospital – yet they may not feel strong enough to return home. For those patients, we offer a comforting alternative. Our Swing Bed Post–Acute Rehabilitation Program is designed to provide patients with individualized, in-hospital care and rehabilitation to help them reach an optimal level of functioning.

Who can benefit from the Swing Bed Program?

Those who need rehabilitation or therapy after orthopedic surgery, such as a joint replacement

Those who are recovering from a stroke

Patient receiving I.V. therapy

Patients receiving wound care

Those who need to regain strength and mobility after an illness, injury or surgery

Those who need tube feeding or nutrition management

Patients who are in a program to maintain their current condition and prevent or slow further deterioration

Respite Care

Who Is Involved In Your Care?

nurse helping patient walk down stairs

Providers: 24/7 comprehensive care by board certified Physicians and Nurse Practitioners for each patient. These experts may also request consultations with other specialists such as Orthopedics, Neurology, Cardiology and Infectious Disease.

Compassionate Registered Nurses and Patient Care Technicians provide daily individualized care to each patient.

Wound Care:
Community Memorial offers wound care services from our board-certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse.

Registered Dietician:
Our Registered Dietician is available to complete a dietary evaluation to determine your:

  • Nutritional needs
  • Track your progress
  • Make dietary recommendations
  • Provide nutritional education

Rehabilitation Team:
Our comprehensive rehabilitation team includes:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy

Our registered pharmacists are available 24/7 to:

  • Assist with medication management
  • Monitor patients for drug interactions
  • Educate patients about prescription drugs and side effects

Case Manager:
Your Case Manager provides:

  • Psychological support for patient and family
  • Monitors progress and care team
  • Coordinates discharge plan to home, including equipment and referral for patient care
  • Coordinates education for patients and caregivers
  • Coordinates with referring institutions and insurance companies to determine eligibility and coverage for benefits
  • Authorization of services

What Happens After the Swing Bed Program

Each patient makes progress based on individual medical needs and rehabilitative potential. The interdisciplinary team will continuously monitor your progress and evaluate new goals until they determine you are ready for discharge.

Your Social Worker / Swing Bed Coordinator will assist you in making appropriate arrangements regarding services available in the community and equipment to ensure your safe return home. Therapists can also educate you and your family or caregiver on safe body mechanic techniques and practical adjustments that can be made in your home or residential facility.

Can My Loved Ones Visit?

Patients need the support and encouragement of their friends and family, whom we invite to visit often.

Visiting hours are 7:00am – 9:00pm daily

Swing bed services users at Community Memorial Hospital

Why choose Community Memorial?

  • 5-star rated facility for patient satisfaction
  • Small 25-bed facility with low nurse-to-patient ratio
  • Access to 24/7 clinical care with in-house Physicians
  • Compassionate care from a nursing team of R.N.s and Patient Care Technicians
  • Ability to care for higher acuity patients
  • Restaurant-style dining option
  • In-house diagnostic testing
  • Private, clean patient rooms
  • Laundry service
  • Activity room for socialization
  • Therapies available: physical, occupational and speech
  • Daily review of patient’s plan of care from interdisciplinary team