Whether hospitalized at Abbeville Area Medical Center or at another hospital, our Swing Bed Rehabilitation program is open to any qualifying patient who wishes to recover here. The program has been developed to enable patients to stay in the hospital setting while receiving a more intense level of rehabilitative care.
A qualifying patient is a person who has had a three or more day stay in a hospital during the past 30 days. Admission also requires a physician referral and the recommendation of a multidisciplinary team that includes the patient’s family, physician, case manager, therapists and nursing staff.
Patients from other hospitals are eligible for admission into the program as well. This gives patients the added benefit of receiving care near family, friends and other local support.
- Orthopedic injuries, including joint repair or replacement
- Wounds that are not healing well
- Major surgery
- Intravenous (IV) therapy
- Management of congestive heart failure, cancer or other chronic health conditions
- Respiratory problems
- Stroke/cerebral vascular accident
During your stay our skilled, compassionate staff will create treatment plans based on best-practice standards, as well as the specific needs of patients and their family members.
Ultimately, our goal is to help you heal and build strength, so you can gain independence and get back to your life. During your short stay, you will be encouraged to wear your own clothing and bring photos or mementos from home. When you’re not receiving medical treatment, you are welcome to visit with friends & family, participate in activities or simply rest. Physical & occupational therapists will work with you and your family in setting short and long term goals. Appropriate equipment will be made available to suit your individual needs.
Our facility also features an Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Suite. The space is designed to be similar to kitchen and laundry areas found in a home, complete with cabinets, range, microwave, cooking utensils and sink as well as a washer and dryer.
The Suite allows therapists to work with a patient on basic living skills like the ability to do their own laundry, reach needed items in kitchen cabinets and simple meal preparation. For example, a recipe and preparation ingredients are provided to the patient, so the therapist can determine what skills need to be improved in order for the patient to complete the task at home. Therapists can also make sure the patient can use adaptive medical equipment like “grabbers” to reach high or low items located in cabinets or on shelves. Our goal is to ensure patients in our care are ready and able to return to their home environment and safely care for themselves.
Each patient makes progress based on individual medical needs and rehabilitative potential. The multidisciplinary team will continuously monitor your progress and evaluate new goals until they determine you are ready for discharge.
You may be referred to home health or outpatient rehabilitative services for additional therapies to help your long term recovery goals.
We encourage family and friends to visit you while you are in the hospital for your rehab. Regular visiting hours are from 8:00am–8:00pm.
Payment Medicare and most private insurance plans are accepted.
If you need more information or have questions about the Inpatient Rehabilitation program please contact us at (864) 366-3264.