What are the admission criteria for acute inpatient rehabilitation?

  • Medical stability and ability to participate in an intensive program
  • Access to a rehabilitation physician, who oversees medical and functional needs
  • 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care
  • Potential to tolerate activity for minimum of three hours per day, five days a week
  • Needs two forms of therapy: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology
  • Potential to achieve goals within a reasonable period of time
  • Agree to participate in intense program
  • Have insurance verification and authorization
  • Adequate social support for discharge to home

Reasons a person may need inpatient rehab:

  • Amputation
  • Cerebral vascular accident/Stroke
  • Spinal cord dysfunction: traumatic and non-traumatic
  • Brain injury: traumatic and non-traumatic
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Neurological disorders (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, polyneuropathy)
  • Burns
  • Arthritis
  • Hip fractures

Your physician will refer you for inpatient rehab (or an evaluation) if you need it. Outside Memorial Medical Center, contact Rehab Admissions Coordinator by phone at 217-757–7298 or fax at 217-588-2094.

We will review patient information (patient demographic information, history and physical, related consultations, pertinent radiology and lab reports, therapy evaluations, nursing care needs, more recent three-day progress notes including therapy notes) to determine need/qualifications for acute inpatient rehabilitation as appropriate level of care within one business day.

Once accepted and the patient is medically ready, date of transfer is coordinated with referring facility.

To be accepted into Memorial Inpatient Rehab, the following items must be complete:

  • Signed copy of Patient Acknowledgement of Expectations and Agreement to Participate in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
  • Transfer orders including medications, activities and current treatments to be continued
  • Nurse-to-nurse report called to 217–788–3315.