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Swing Bed/Extended Care Rehabilitation


Ongoing Care to Help You Recover

Mariners Hospital Swing Bed/Extended Care Rehabilitation provides continued treatment if you are unable to care for yourself at home while recovering from an illness or injury. These services may ease the stress for you and your family.

Patients recovering from orthopedic surgery, such as joint replacement, or cardiac or respiratory illnesses or those needing IV antibiotic therapy for wound care may benefit from this service.


Participating in Your Care


We encourage you and your family to participate in your recovery by partnering with your care team, which may include representatives from physical therapy, respiratory therapy, nursing, wound care, social work and dietary services.

This highly skilled team of clinicians works together to personalize your care to suit your unique situation. We work with one goal in mind––to help you heal and regain function in a safe environment so you can return home. Your team will meet with you weekly to discuss your plan of care, recovery and progress.


What You Can Expect During Your Stay


  • Stay in a private hospital room
  • Partnership with your doctor if your care needs change
  • Monitoring of vital signs, according to your care plan
  • Continuation of daily medications, as ordered by your doctor
  • Assistance with showering and bathing, as needed
  • Wearing your own personal clothing
  • Support to exercise or move around in your room, directed by therapists
  • Encouragement to eat all meals out of bed
  • Accommodating personal dietary requests
  • Encouragement to participate in recreational and social activities.


  • Insurance Coverage


    Medicare and many private insurance plans often cover Swing Bed/Extended Care. The Mariners Hospital staff will check your insurance coverage prior to your admission.

    For more information, please call the Care Coordination department at 305-434-1625 or 305-434-1658.
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