Swing Bed

Jefferson Hospital Swing Bed Program Offers Trusted, Compassionate, Comfortable Care That's Also Close to Home!

Jefferson Hospital offers a Swing Bed program as an alternate discharge plan from acute care. The Swing Bed Program offers additional services until patients are ready for discharge.

Our Swing Bed Program Offers:

  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Physical therapy services
  • IV antibiotic administration
  • Respiratory treatments
  • A variety of other services

Patients are generally admitted to the Swing Bed Program for approximately one to two weeks. All patients will be moved to the swing bed section of the hospital and will experience a different level of care as compared to an inpatient admission. Patients will not be seen by their doctors as they would if they were a regular admission. Families are required to bring in all toiletries and clothes as patients are required to dress in regular clothes that allow them to move comfortably for participating in therapeutic activities. Leave of absences will only be granted for doctor’s appointments.

Admission Requirements:

  • At least a 3 consecutive day, qualifying stay in an acute facility prior to admission into the Swing Bed Program
  • A qualified need (i.e., debilitated weakness with a need for physical therapy, IV medications, post-op joint replacements, respiratory therapy care, etc.)

For Referrals or Additional Information:

Contact Becky Brown, LPN Swing Bed Coordinator

Phone: (478) 625-7000 ext. 1315

Fax: (478) 253-4400

Items Needed During This Program:

We ask that you bring tennis shoes, socks, loose fitting clothes (i.e., dusters, shorts, pullover tops, sweat pants, etc.), undergarments, toiletries/makeup (some toiletry items will be provided), any equipment you currently use at home (i.e., walkers, braces, assistive devices, etc.) and any other personal items you would like to have (i.e., books, puzzles, etc.). We have a variety of books, puzzles, and other activities available.

*A patient may remain in the program as long as there are skilled therapeutic goals to achieve. When the goals have been met or when a patient is not continuing to make progress in achieving the goals, the individual is discharged from the program.