Brain Injury Program Admission Criteria
Patients admitted to Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown 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.
- Next Step and Outpatient – Confused, non-agitated, alert.
- 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.