The SVH Skilled/Swing Bed Program is designed to meet your needs when you no longer require acute care but need more skilled services before you can care for yourself at home.
Located at the hospital, the Skilled/Swing Bed Program allows you to receive skilled rehabilitation at SVH in your own community. After a thorough evaluation by our licensed professionals, you will receive daily therapy to meet self-care goals set by you and the Skilled/Swing Bed team. You are encouraged to wear your own clothes. Your physician will monitor your progress and visit you throughout your stay. If necessary, you can return to acute care.
Appropriate members of the team will meet as necessary with you and your family to discuss rehabilitation goals and discharge plans. When those goals have been met, you will be discharged from the program – either to your home or to another facility for longer rehabilitation.
Skilled/Swing Bed Services
- Physical therapy restores strength, endurance, and mobility; relieves pain; improves movement and function to maximize safety; and rebuilds confidence while you adapt to physical changes.
Occupational therapy promotes independence through programs aimed at improving your ability to carry out activities of daily living and restores prior level of function. Occupational therapy focuses on fine motor skills, adaptive equipment, and activities that foster independence.
Speech therapy helps to regain or improve speech and communication and helps to manage feeding and swallowing problems.
Activities – individual or group – allow for promotion of independence and assistance in returning to daily life.
Respiratory Therapy helps manage the symptoms of breathing problems (asthma, emphysema, etc.) by teaching breathing techniques and exercise, as well as use of medication, including oxygen and nebulizers.
Nutrition Therapy monitors intake of meals, supplements, tube feedings, and intravenous nutrition; evaluates adequacy of energy and protein intake to improve healing, response to stress, and recovery; offers education on medication/food interactions, and on nutrition management of chronic illnesses (diabetes, cardiac disease, COPD).
Nursing provides daily ongoing assessment and treatment to restore you to optimal health.
Social work provides assistance with discharge planning and offers supportive counseling to help meet other identified needs. Social workers are available to assist with advanced directives, such as Living Wills and Healthcare Power of Attorney forms, and to help residents and families cope with caregiving needs.
- Comfort care supports terminally ill patients and their families.
For more information about the SVH Swing Bed Program, please call 487.4000.