Transitioning from Hospital to Home. . .
In many cases, patients are not ready to return home after a hospital stay. They need more time to strengthen and heal before they can step back into the routine of independent living.
That’s when the Swing Bed Program of Lauderdale Community Hospital can help. It’s a Medicare-certified skilled nursing program that provides patients' short-term rehabilitative therapy. The program’s qualified, caring staff eases the transition from acute hospital care to home or other residential living arrangements.
The Swing Bed Program offers the benefit of Lauderdale Community Hospital’s highly skilled health care professionals. As a team, they follow a written care plan to help each patient achieve and maintain an optimum level of independent functioning.
The Swing Bed team includes:
· A physician who serves as the program’s medical director
· The patient’s personal physician or a hospital-based physician, called a hospitalist, who keeps the patient’s doctor informed.
· A case manager, who coordinates each patient’s case
· Activities coordinator
· Physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists