Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital

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THE BEST PLACE FOR REHAB.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

Rehabilitation Program

The patient requires a rehab hospital level of care if the following screening are met:

  • Requires active comprehensive multidsciplinary rehabilitation treatment program.
  • Requires active and ongoing multiple therapies, one of which must be PT or OT.
  • Can participate in at least 3 hours of therapy 5 day per week or 15 hours over 7 days.
  • Sufficiently stable on admission to actively participate in therapy.
  • Requires close medical supervision by a physician with specialized training and experience in rehab.
  • Problems in 2 or more of the following area:
    • Activities of Daily Living(ADLS).
    • Mobility(walking,wheelchair,stairs)
    • Transfers
    • Sphincter control(bowel & bladder)
    • Communication
    • Cognition(memory,social interaction,problem solving)
  • Potential for measurable functional improvement expected in a reasonable period of time.
  • Realistic goals-in general, goal is to return safely home or a community based environment.
  • if patient not able to achieve independence in domain of self care, emphasis shift from patient centered therapeutic services to patient/caregiver education, durable medical equipment training, and similar therapies that prepare the patient for a safe discharge to home or community based environment.
  • The hospital must meet a 60% threshold of the following diagnoses:
    • Stroke
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Congenital Deformity
    • Amputation
    • Major Multipal Trauma
    • Fracture of Femur
    • Brain Injury
    • Neurological Conditions
    • Burns
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Systemic Vasculidities Joint Inflammation
    • Knee of Hip Joint Replacement if patient is 85 years old or has both joints done at one time, or is morbidly obase with BMI>50.

Amputation Program

Patients admitted to Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation- are medically and psychologically stable, willing and able to participate in an active program of rehabilitation, and demonstrate potential to show significant and practical improvement in a reasonable period of time. Inpatient admissions require 24 hour nursing care and for rehabilitation 24 hour availability of a rehabilitation physician. Medical services and intensity of therapy varies depending on setting and patient needs. Admission liaisons are available as needed to assist in determining the appropriate level for each patient. Although admission requires a physician order, referrals come from a wide variety of sources including nurses, case managers, social workers, therapists, hospitals, and/or patients and family member requests.

Inpatient Rehabilitation:

  • Requires relatively intense level of rehabilitation services. General threshold is 3 hours/day over 5 day period or 15 hours over 7 day period.
  • Requires 24 hour availability of MD with specialized rehabilitation training.
  • Requires 24 hour availability of RNs with specialized rehabilitation training.
  • Activity limitations may result in denial of admission. However, exceptions may exist for persons served with secondary diagnoses/complications requiring a low intensity rehabilitation program. When appropriate, participation restrictions incorporated as part of interdisciplinary treatment plan.
  • Willing to actively participate in therapy or treatment.

Brain Injury Program

Patients admitted Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital are medically and psychologically stable, willing and able to participate in an active program of rehabilitation, and demonstrate potential to show significant and practical improvement in a reasonable period of time. Inpatient admissions require 24 hour nursing care and for rehabilitation 24 hour availability of a rehabilitation physician. Medical services and intensity of therapy varies depending on setting and patient needs. Admission liaisons are available as needed to assist in determining the appropriate level for each patient. Although admission requires a physician order, referrals come from a wide variety of sources including nurses, case managers, social workers, therapists, hospitals, and/or patients and family member requests.

Needs of Persons Served:

  • Potential to show significant practical improvement within a reasonable period of time.
  • Activity limitations may result in denial of admission. However, exceptions may exist for persons served with secondary diagnoses and/or medical complications requiring a low intensity rehabilitation program.
  • Participation restrictions incorporated as part of interdisciplinary treatment plan.
    • Inpatient: Requires relatively intense level of rehabilitation services. General threshold is 3 hours/day over 5 day period or 15 hours over 7 day period.
    • Outpatient: Determined by physician order, plan of care and patient need.
  • Inpatient – Able to follow simple commands in an inconsistent, delayed manner.
  • Inpatient admission requires 24 hour availability of MD with specialized rehab training.
  • Inpatient admission requires 24 hour availability of RNs with specialized rehab training.
  • Willing to actively participate in therapy or treatment