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Admission Criteria

  • The patient must:

    • Be sufficiently medically stable to allow safe participation in an acute rehabilitation program
    • Require medical supervision by a licensed physician who has specialized training and experience in medical rehabilitation
    • Demonstrate both the need for acute rehabilitation care and the potential to benefit from it
    • Require the active and ongoing intervention of multiple therapy disciplines, one of which must be physical or occupational therapy
    • Require an intensive rehabilitation program that generally consists of at least 3 hours of therapy per day, 5 days per week; patients may be accepted if therapy tolerance is limited to 15 hours over a 7-day period
    • Require an intensive and coordinated interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation

    A three-day acute hospitalization is not required to be admitted to SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital.