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Swing Bed Rehabilitation Program 

Swing Bed RehabilitationSwing Bed is a term used to describe a hospital room that transforms its function from the delivery of short-term medical care of surgical patients or those recovering from severe injury | illness to rehabilitation care. The actual bed | room does not change, only the level of care received.

The Swing Bed Rehabilitation Program at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospitals - Jacksonville and Winnsboro allows inpatients to progress seamlessly to the rehabilitation phase of recovery. Patients from another facility have the choice to transfer to CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Jacksonville or Winnsboro to benefit from the Swing Bed Rehabilitation Program - closer to home and the love and support of family and friends to aid in the healing process. The program is tailored to each individual patient to promote personal body strength and conditioning in preparation for necessary therapy, your transition to the next level of care or your transition home.

Distinguished Providers

The distinguished medical professionals of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System work closely with you and your family to establish both short and long-term therapeutic goals. When your goals have been met, you graduate from the Swing Bed Rehabilitation Program.

Packing for Your Hospital Stay

Items to Pack to last up to 5 Days

Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing like shorts, gowns, pajamas, and | or bathrobe. Shorts or loose fitting pants are preferable for therapy sessions 

  • A jogging suit or similar outfit for your trip from the hospital to home 
  • Tennis shoes or shoes with flat, rubber bottoms. Do not bring slip-ons or tight-fitting footwear as your feet may swell a bit following surgery 
  • Personal toiletries i.e. toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, cleansers, tissue, etc. 
  • Eyeglasses, contact lens cases with solution, hearing aids, batteries, and denture storage. Give these to a family member for safekeeping during the procedure and recovery 
  • Your own pillows if you think they would make you more comfortable. To help keep them separate from hospital pillows, it is helpful if you place them in colorful pillowcases 
  • A list of the medications, vitamins, herbal remedies and dietary supplements you currently take, including how much and how often you take them 
  • A list of any food or medication allergies and a description of what happens if you take them 
  • Your Advance Directive, either a Living Will or Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare. If you do not already have an Advance Directive, forms will be available at the hospital for you to complete 
  • Your insurance card

Items to Leave at Home 

Cash, checks, credit cards, jewelry, medications or valuables of any kind should be left at home or in the care of a trusted loved one 

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