The Rumford Hospital Swing Bed Rehab Program provides a skilled level of care in a safe and caring environment for patients who need extra time to recover after a joint replacement, general surgical procedure, or debilitating illness.
Helping Patients Transition Home
Skilled-care treatments are often needed to regain strength, mobility, and independence to safely return home. Treatments may include intravenous antibiotics, daily wound care, comprehensive therapy services, and nutritional support.
Rumford Hospital’s highly skilled clinical team is here to respect and support patients. The team includes: the hospitalist, Swing Bed director and coordinator; physical, occupational, and speech therapist; registered nurses and techs; case manager, social worker, respiratory therapist, and registered dietician. Early in a patient’s stay, the team works in collaboration with the patient to identify specific goals. For most patients, the goal is to get home.
Stepping stones to achieving that goal(s) may include the ability to walk safely and independently for at least 100 feet, to get in and out of bed, to dress and undress, and to do necessary daily tasks including preparing meals, bathing, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, and driving. With the support of a caring team, the patient works towards achieving their individualized goals.
Patient comfort is a top priority. Most of the rooms at Rumford Hospital are private, and visitors may come and go at almost any time. An individual bathroom with accessible shower offers privacy. Cable TV, telephone, and free Internet access are available to keep patients connected.
The team develops a safe transition home through providing patient education, caregiver training, home safety evaluations and comprehensive discharge planning.
Rumford Hospital is nationally recognized by the Leapfrog Group as a top rural hospital for patient safety and quality.
Swing Bed care is usually paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, most Medicare Advantage Plans, and many private insurances under the skilled nursing benefit. The Rumford Hospital case management team is ready to work with patients and their families to confirm coverage.
Rumford Hospital’s Swing Bed Program welcomes visits and tours. For questions or to arrange a tour, contact the Swing Bed Coordinator or Supervisor at 207-330-9176 or 207-369-1000.