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Admissions Criteria

Admissions Criteria

The patient requires a rehab hospital level of care if:

  • Requires active comprehensive multidisciplinary rehabilitation treatment program
  • Requires active and ongoing multiple therapies, one of which must be physical therapy or occupational therapy
  • Can participate in at least three hours of therapy, five days per week or fifteen hours over seven days
  • Sufficiently stable on admission to actively participate in therapy
  • Requires close medical supervision by a physician with specialized training and experience in rehabilitation
  • Problems in two or more of the following areas:
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Mobility (walking, wheelchair, stairs)
    Transfers
    Sphincter control (bowel & bladder)
    Communication
    Cognition (memory, social interaction, problem solving, etc.)
  • Potential for measurable functional improvement, expected in a reasonable period of time
  • Realistic goals (goal is to return safely home or a community based environment)
  • If the patient is not able to achieve independence with self-care, an emphasis shift from patient centered therapeutic services to patient/caregiver education will occur in an effort to prepare the patient for a safe discharge to home or a community based environment