Stroke Program Persons Served
The stroke and neurologic program at Baptist Medical Group-Outpatient Care Center serves individuals of diverse sociocultural backgrounds who have experienced stroke and neurologic conditions of all origins and types. Individuals must meet medical requirements for outpatient rehabilitation.
Patients admitted to outpatient rehabilitation need to demonstrate the following characteristics:
- Present a diagnosis or indications of physical or functional deficits or pain.
- Present as medically stable and not homebound.
- Have a Ranch Scale Level V or higher.
- Present as psychologically stable and do not represent risk of harm to self and/or others.
- Possess pre-morbid conditions and/or present symptoms that indicate a reasonable expectation for significant, practical improvement within a reasonable time frame; and/or require the professional, skilled services of one or more rehabilitation disciplines/therapies.
- Have a spinal cord injury at the C5 level or lower and/or any level in complete injury.
- Do not require 24-hour physician/nursing support. (Exception: pediatric patients requiring 24 hour nursing care for respiratory management, etc.)
- Be 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.
Age of Persons Served
Baptist Medical Group-Outpatient Care Center serves patients of all ages who have experienced a stroke, acquired a brain injury, a spinal cord injury, or other neurologic condition.