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Swing Bed

The Aspirus Swing Bed Program is a hospital-based, short-term, skilled-care program designed to help you if you are no longer in need of acute care in a hospital but still need more rehabilitation before you return home. 

Even if you’ve received inpatient care or surgery at another hospital, you can choose Aspirus for swing bed care.

Stays are usually short term and can be used for a variety of conditions, including but not limited to: 

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Joint replacement and other surgeries
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Extended antibiotic therapy

More About Swing Bed Care

  • Individualized swing bed care is provided 24 hours a day by skilled nurses and physicians who are committed to keeping patients comfortable and helping them recover as quickly as possible.
  • Licensed physical, occupational, respiratory and speech therapists are available to treat patients in need of rehabilitation.
  • Patients are encouraged to wear their own clothing to make their stay more comfortable and convenient.
  • Patients also may participate in recreational activities. 

Medicare Insurance

Medicare A/B has strict guidelines that must be adhered to before you qualify for swing bed coverage. It is always recommended you speak with a Care Coordination representative about Medicare coverage and what your co-pay will be. 

  • Daily skilled nursing or rehabilitative services are required.
  • You must qualify for the Swing Bed Program on a daily basis.

Private Insurance/Medicare Advantage Plans

Patients with private insurances or Medicare Advantage Plans should meet with a Care Coordination representative to discuss your individual payment requirements. 

  • Daily skilled nursing or rehabilitative services are required.
  • You must qualify for the Swing Bed Program on a daily basis.
  • Not all private insurances or Medicare Advantage Plans will cover swing bed care.

Arranging a Stay

Anyone (family, patients or hospital staff) may contact Aspirus about the Swing Bed Program.

Patients need a physician's referral to be eligible.

Insurance will be verified and reviewed with you prior to admission.

Click here to find Aspirus locations with this service.