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Swing Bed

Sometimes, people need a little extra time to recover from surgery, illness or injury.  The O’Connor Hospital Restorative/Rehabiliative Care (Swing Bed) Program offers patients short-term restorative care – a chance to heal and regain strength at their own pace, close to home and loved ones. 

Patients benefit from a comprehensive, individualized approach to their care. Our team of professionals develops each patient’s plan of care and works together to ensure progress. The program coordinator helps develop the plan of care, coordinates follow-up medical appointments and arranges service in patients’ homes upon discharge.

Specialized Services

A full range of services is available to Swing Bed patients and their families, including:

Skilled Nursing Care

Our experienced nursing staff provides professional, around-the-clock care, including wound care, patient education and long-term IV antibiotic therapy.

Physical Therapy

The physical therapy team develops a comprehensive plan of care that promotes increased muscle strength and endurance, improved balance and better mobility.

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapy team helps patients develop skills that will help them become as self-sufficient as possible when they return home.

Speech and Language Therapy

Our speech therapist works with patients who are having difficulty speaking or swallowing. Patients are evaluated, and a plan of care that promotes optimal language skills and safe, effective swallowing techniques is established.

Respiratory Therapy

Our respiratory therapist evaluates and treats patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders.

Multidisciplinary Patient Care Conference

Members of the health care team meet weekly to develop, reassess and update each patient’s plan of care, and to determine the patient’s needs at home upon discharge. Families are invited to be part of the plan of care and participate in meetings.

Dental Services

Licensed professionals are available on site for dental care.

Nutrition counseling

Our registered dietitian offers nutrition counseling to patients whose treatment plans include dietary changes.

Ophthalmology/Optometry Services

Consultations with eye specialists are available to address vision problems.


The pharmacy staff is available to provide one-on-one patient education on medications. The outpatient pharmacy is also open six days a week (weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.), giving patients the convenience of filling prescriptions when they are discharged.

Podiatry Services

Weekly foot care services are available on site.

Licensed Social Work Services

A licensed social worker provides patients and their families with social and emotional support services.

Activities and Amenities

An important part of the program is keeping patients motivated and stimulated, so they are ready to take on the challenges involved in regaining their health and strength. Patients enjoy a variety of special services and conveniences, including:

  • Beauty/barber services by appointment
  • Solarium, for socializing and gatherings
  • Daily recreational and social activities such as movies, social hours and teas Laundry services, so patients can wear their own clothes and be more comfortable 
  • Transport to and from follow-up medical appointments

For more information on the O’Connor Hospital Restorative/Rehabilitative Care (Swing Bed) Program, call (607) 746-0416.

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