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Admission Criteria

Each patient being considered for admission to the inpatient rehab program are evaluated based on meeting the following criteria:

  • The patient must require intensive therapy services of at least 2 of the following- physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy. All patients generally receive physical and occupational therapy and speech therapy is ordered on an as needed basis.
  • The patient must be willing to participate and able to tolerate the intensity of 3 hours of therapy per day. This is scheduled throughout the day with rest breaks as needed.
  • The patient must require supervision of a rehabilitation physician to manage their medical needs and rehab program.
  • The patient much have potential to improve from an intense rehab program.
  • The expected discharge setting is to the community, i.e. home, assisted living, independent living community. 

Once accepted to the rehab program; the rehab process is different for everyone. Each patient has his/her own unique needs and goals to be met. An individualized plan of care is developed jointly by the patient, his/her family, potential caregivers, and a team of rehab professionals. Each patient's length of stay is determined on individual criteria by Medicare or the private insurer. The average length of stay on the rehab unit is 10 days, but may be longer or shorter based on individual needs.

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