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Criteria for Admission to Inpatient Rehabilitation

The Rehabilitation Hospital is not just a place to recover, it is a place for patients to work to achieve their highest level of physical, social and cognitive independence within the community. Because we wish all of our patients to take an active part in their recovery, there are criteria on admission to the Rehabilitation Hospital.

  • Need for continued close medical supervision by a physician with specialized training or experience in rehabilitation. The intensity may not be as great as acute care but 24 hour availability of a physician with special training or experience in the field of rehabilitation is required. The physician may also ask for a Psychologist to be consulted on the case based on assessed needs.

  • Twenty-four hour rehabilitation nursing is needed. A Rehabilitation Registered Nurse develops and monitors the nursing plan of care. Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants provide nursing care on average 9-10 nursing man-hours per patient per day.

  • Ability to benefit from a relatively intense level of rehabilitation services. The intensity level is based on an individual patient's assessed needs and stamina. The two therapy disciplines involved are Physical and Occupational therapy but may also include Speech Language Pathology, and other skilled rehabilitative modalities as needed. Therapy intensity is focused on providing at least three hours a day, five or more days a week.

  • A Interdisciplinary team provides a coordinated program of care with the prospect of significant practical improvement towards realistic goals.

What Your Stay Will Be Like 

  • 6:30am - 7:45am Grooming & dressing

  • 7:45am  Breakfast

  • 7am - Noon Therapy sessions as scheduled

  • Noon - 1:00 pm Rest & Lunch

  • 1:00 pm - 6 pm Therapy sessions as scheduled

  • 5:15pm - 6:30pm Dinner

  • After Dinner - Rest & planned activities

  • Pet Therapy, Religious Services & Art Activities are also available

  • Usually 3 hrs of therapy per day is scheduled                     


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