Stroke Program Admission Criteria
Patients admitted to the stroke program at 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 and/or require skilled rehabilitation services to maintain function or prevent further complications. Outpatient admission requires a physician order.
Needs of Persons Served
Outpatient: Determined by physician order, plan of care and patient need.
Patients admitted to outpatient rehabilitation need to demonstrate the following characteristics:
- Present with a diagnosis or indications of physical or functional deficits or pain.
- Medically stable and not homebound.
- Psychologically stable and do not represent risk of harm to self and/or others.
- Pre-morbid conditions and/or present symptoms indicate a reasonable expectation for significant, practical improvement within a reasonable time frame; and/or patients require the professional, skilled services of one or more rehabilitation disciplines/therapies.
- Do not require 24-hour physician/nursing support. (Exception: pediatric patients requiring 24 hour nursing care for respiratory management, etc.)
- Have been seen for treatment services beyond the initial evaluation are under the care of a physician and present a written physician’s order for a rehabilitation service.
- Do not have a pre-existing illness which would significantly limit his/her ability to participate in their rehabilitation program and hinder his/her ability to progress towards increased independence (i.e.: organic brain syndrome, psychosis, or inadequate mentation). Exceptions include caregiver training/education and/or establishment and oversight of maintenance programs.
Patients with psychological or behavioral issues are excluded from admission if determined to be harmful to self or others.