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Swing Bed Program

T.J. Health Columbia is committed to continuing to provide more healthcare services to the Adair County community. We offer a specialized program for rehabilitation patients called the Swing Bed Program. This is a program available to qualifying patients to help them transition from a short-term hospital stay to home.

The Swing Bed Program at T.J. Health Columbia offers patients improved access to the services that can ensure a proper transition following certain procedures, and can ensure patients obtain necessary services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, IV therapy, and speech therapy if needed.

Patients may be able to participate in the program if their medical needs cannot be met at home or in a long-term care facility, but their condition no longer requires a stay in an acute care setting.

The length of time a patient remains in the Swing Bed Program depends on his or her individual needs; with some patients being able to return home and others may need to explore additional care options after leaving.

If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Firkins, BSN, RN at 270.384.4753 ext. 2226 or 1276.