Admissions Criteria

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Choosing the right inpatient rehabilitation facility can be a stressful task. We at Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Worth want you to know that we are here to assist you to ensure that you experience a seamless transition into our facility.  The admissions process simply begins with a referral being called in to our Admissions Coordinator at 817-820-3411.  Our Admissions department is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A referral can be made from the following sources:

  • Acute Care Hospitals
  • Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Emergency Rooms
  • Family or Friends

Once a referral has been made to our facility, a clinical liaison will be sent to complete a free clinical evaluation to determine medical stability and appropriateness for admission. Our Admissions department will then work with the referral source, insurance company, the physician, and the discharge planner to coordinate your transfer to our facility.

Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a nurse in your room and oriented to your new surroundings. Various staff members will stop by and introduce themselves to you and your family within the first 24 hours of your arrival. Our therapy staff will begin their evaluations to complete your plan of care, specifically designed to meet your personal rehabilitation goals. Our dietitian will also meet with you to prepare a meal plan that focuses on your nutritional needs.

Remember, our goal is to determine each patient’s specific level of injury, and restore them to a level of independent functionality in order to perform daily life activities.

Admission Criteria:

  1. Patient must have an appropriate rehab-related diagnosis as determined by the admitting physician and accepting administrator of the hospital.
  2. Patient must be medically stable enough to participate in 3 hours of therapy per day or 15 hours of therapy over a 7-day period.
  3. Patient must require the skilled services of at least two therapy disciplines (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology).
  4. Patient must require the specialized care of a physician with expertise in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  5. Patient must have potential to participate and benefit from therapies.
  6. Patient must have potential to achieve measurable rehabilitation objectives.
  7. Patient must exhibit the desire to participate in therapies.
  8. Patient must have an appropriate, realistic, post-rehabilitation discharge plan.
  9. Patients under 18 may be referred, and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


Discharge Criteria:

Patients will be discharged from inpatient rehabilitation when one or more of the following criteria are met:

  1. Treatment goals are met.
  2. Determination made by the interdisciplinary team that the patient has limited potential to benefit from further treatment / service.
  3. Intensity of inpatient rehabilitation services is no longer required.
  4. Failure to make measurable functional progress.
  5. Patient is unwilling to fully participate in the program (i.e. refuses therapy).
  6. Medical condition, or treatment for a medical condition (i.e. daily chemotherapy, radiation, etc.), excludes the patient from full participation in the program.
  7. Patient requires surgery.
  8. Funding source denies further coverage and the patient/family decline to pay out of pocket.
  9. Patient and/or significant other declines further service.