Rehabilitation Services With Central Valley Medical Center

Rehabilitate on our Swing Bed Program

Helping you transition from hospital to home

Here at Central Valley Medical Center, we understand that while you may no longer need the intensity of care you were first admitted for, you may not have reached your health goals to be able to safely return home. Our personalized Swing Bed Program provides a comfortable transition in your recovery that allows you to continue to receive the treatments and therapy you need while remaining close to home.

As a Swing Bed Patient, your plan of care will be personalized to your needs.

Our experienced physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and various therapies including physical, occupational, speech, and recreation personnel, will work with you to achieve your discharge health goals.

Let us help you get back into the swing of things!

Our Recovery Program

As a Swing Bed Patient, your recovery plan will be tailored to meet your specific needs. We specialize in the following programs:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Certified Wound Care Specialist
  • Burn Care
  • Room Service for meals
  • In-House Pharmacist
  • Excellent 24 hour nursing care
  • Your choice of doctor from among our dedicated physicians

Our Swing Bed Program is the ideal solution for patients to heal close to home.

Stay Close to Home and Your Loved Ones While You Heal

Remember, if you require therapy following a surgery, fall, or other incident we will work with your physicians to design a rehabilitation plan specifically for you and your health goals. Remember, when your doctor talks to you about Rehabilitation Services to assist you in getting better, the agency you use is always the patient’s choice.

To contact our Swing Bed Coordinator, please call: 435-623-3041

If you are recovering from any of the following and are not yet able to return home, our Swing Bed Program may be a good option for you.

We Provide Rehabilitation for:

  • Joint Replacement
  • Orthopedic Injury or Surgery
  • Deconditioning / Weakness
  • Recent Falls or Balance Issues
  • Trauma Related Injury
  • Difficult Wound Healing
  • Respiratory Conditioning
  • Cardiac Conditioning
  • Infection or Disease Requiring IV Therapy
  • Lymphedema
  • Burn Care

Commonly Asked Questions

Q: Are “Swing Bed” services right for me?

A: If you are recovering from any of the following and are not yet able to return home, our Swing Bed Program may be a good option for you:

  • Joint replacement Orthopedic injury or surgery
  • Deconditioning/weakness Recent falls or balance issues
  • Trauma related injury Difficult wound healing
  • Respiratory conditioning Cardiac Conditioning
  • Lymphedema Burn Care
  • Infection or illness needing IV antibiotics

To qualify for the program, you will need to be working with and making progress in the various therapies recommended by your physician so that you can meet your goals for going home. These may include the following:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Wound Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Therapy

Q: Are there specific goals I will be working on?

A: You will have goals made by your treatment team specific to your needs, but in general will be working towards the following:

  • Strengthen you to be able to return to your home or a home-like setting safely
  • Restore you to a point where you can complete your normal daily activities
  • Educate you and your family/support system on possible changes and challenges that may arise in your care, and how to deal with them
  • Help you get to a place of progress and best possible health to enjoy your life.

Q: Will my insurance cover the Swing Bed program?

A: Medicare and most Medicare Advantage plans will cover the cost of your Swing Bed stay. Prior to admitting you to the Swing Bed Program, our Financial Advisor and Case Manager will review your insurance and eligibility to make sure you are covered, and your discharge planner will work with you and your physician to coordinate the best use of your allowed coverage in the program.

Q: Is there anything I need to bring from home?

A. Patients spend much of their time outside their rooms in therapy, so regular clothing is recommended. Make sure your items are labeled with your name upon arrival.

The following is a general guide for items to bring:

  • Athletic shoes that are supportive and comfortable
  • Athletic pants or sweats
  • Pullover or button-up tops for ease of dressing
  • Pajamas
  • Slippers with non-slip grip
  • Personal hygiene items (Deodorant, dental floss, toothbrush, hairbrush, etc.)
  • Personal corrective devices such as hearing aids, dentures, eyeglasses, & contact lenses
  • Cell phone charger
  • Any splints or braces you were directed to bring by your physicians
  • Any personal items that would help you feel at home and help you pass your time here more meaningfully and enjoyably.
  • A copy of your Health Care Directive, Living Will, or POLST form brought in for your medical records here if you have not done so already.

Q: Will I be moved to another room?

A: Not usually, most often you will remain in the same room you started in.

Q: Will my family be involved in my care?

A: Whenever possible, family members are invited and encouraged to actively participate in assisting with the patient's care and recovery. Visiting policies are subject to change, so please discuss this in detail with your nurse.

Q: If I had surgery or received critical care at another facility, may I come to CVMC to recover on Swing Bed?

A: Yes. The patient always has the right to decide where they want to receive care. As long as we have a room available to accommodate your stay, you are welcome to transfer to CVMC for your Swing Bed stay.

Q: What can you expect on a typical day in the Swing Bed Program?

A: While your schedule may vary according to your personal and medical needs, you should expect to spend a minimum of 3 hours daily in therapy Monday through Friday. Therapy on Saturday goes for a half day and is usually done by noon. Sunday there are limited therapy sessions to allow for rest and rejuvenation before the coming week.

The outline below gives an idea of what you could expect a typical day on your Swing Bed stay to look like.

Morning: 6-6:30 am Morning Shift Change and Report with Nursing Staff
Before breakfast: Bathing, dressing, etc.
Breakfast may be ordered from 6:30-10:00
8:00 Morning therapy, activities
Afternoon: 11:00 - 7:00pm lunch and dinner are available to order
1 pm Afternoon therapy/activities
Personal time following therapies
Evening: After dinner: Bathing, dressing, etc.

Q: How long will my stay be?

A: Each patient will stay according to their individual needs and progress, taking into account your diagnoses and overall medical state, needs at home, and goals for improvement.

Your healthcare team communicates continually concerning your care and progress, and your discharge date will be decided based on when you are ready for a different level of care.

Although the goal is always to return home as independently as possible, other levels of care that may be more appropriate include Assisted Living, Home with Home Health, Outpatient Services, and, if your medical condition declines, acute care. Your doctor and Discharge Planner will work closely with you so that you know what to expect and how you are progressing.