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General Rehab

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Admissions

TRC’s General Rehabilitation Program admits patients with physical, cognitive, developmental, communication or psychosocial dysfunction and/or safety issues, which are expected to be remedied by interventions utilizing rehabilitation professionals. Patients being admitted to the General Rehabilitation Program must satisfy the following admission criteria.

  • Close medical supervision by a physician with specialized training in rehabilitation.
  • Twenty-four hour availability of a registered nurse with specialized training or experience in rehabilitation.
  • Relatively intense level of rehabilitation services (3 hours/day, no less than 5 days/week). These services should be delivered by physical and occupational therapists and when needed speech therapists.
  • Require a coordinated interdisciplinary team approach to delivery of program. The Team may include a rehab physician, consulting physicians, rehab nurses, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, respiratory therapist, case manager, rehab counselor, therapeutic recreational specialist, neuropsychologist, respiratory therapist and dietician as needed.
  • Demonstrate the potential for significant improvement.
  • Have realistic goals requiring inpatient rehab.
  • Cannot be treated in a less intensive setting (i.e., SNF; home health, outpatient).
  • Patient must be at least 16 years old.
  • Patients must have family/social support and an anticipated discharge plan.

General Rehabilitation referrals have to be approved for admission by a PM&R physician on staff at Touro Rehab Center. Approval for admission is based on diagnosis, medical condition, rehabilitation goals, funding requirements and anticipated discharge disposition.

For additional information on referring a patient to our general rehabilitation program, please call (504) 897-8565 or email GeneralRehabilitationProgram@touro.com.

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