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Admission Criteria for Mary Free Bed's Adult Inpatient Brain Injury Program

Admission Criteria

  • Patient is medically stable at time of transfer
  • Patient demonstrates rehabilitation potential
  • Capable of participation in a minimum of 3 hours of therapy per day
  • Cognitive level: Adult Brain Injury – Cognitive levels between lll-X on Rancho Los Amigos Scale of Cognitive Functioning. Patients emerging from level II will also be considered.
  • Patient demonstrates potential for home-like discharge
  • Identification of insurance for prior authorization of transfer to Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

These are general admission criteria. There are frequently patients who fall into gray areas whose admission is determined on an individual basis. Please call the Mary Free Bed admission coordinator (616.242.0396 or 800.305.8893) to discuss questionable cases. The admissions coordinator will continue to call nursing units and therapies to further clarify a patient’s status, rehabilitation potential, and gather information for insurance prior authorization.

Local referrals are generally seen by a physiatrist to determine medical appropriateness for admission. Out of town referrals are reviewed by a physiatrist, through medical records, via contact with the Mary Free Bed admissions coordinator.

Tours are available for family members by appointment with the admissions coordinator.
 

Contact a Mary Free Bed Admission Coordinator

Phone: 616.242.0396 -or- 800.305.8893

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