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Admissions can come from Home, a Physician Office, Acute Care Hospital, Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTAC), Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) or Assisted Living.
Contact our Admission Department at any of our United Medical Physical Rehabilitation Hospitals near you (Hammond, New Orleans, Ascension). A UMRH representative will come to you to perform a pre-admission screening and coordinate your transfer to our hospital.
Typical Referral Process:
- A request is made through a physician order for a patient to be evaluated by a UMRH Liaison.
- The Liaison conducts a screening to determine if the patient meets criteria for admission to a rehabilitation hospital. The screening includes a chart review, a discussion with healthcare personnel and a meeting with the patient and their family to address pertinent information, concerns and questions.
- UMRH Liaisons strive to contact you within two hours.
- If you have commercial Insurance, in most cases the insurance company will need to approve your admission, before you can transfer to United Medical Physical Rehabilitation Hospital.
Is a Rehabilitation Hospital Right for Me?
Anyone who is limited functionally from an injury or illness can benefit from Rehabilitation Care. As a next step in the Continuum of Care, UMRH can restore function and strength, so patients can return to their highest level of independence.
Home Evaluation for Mobility Issues
Are you or a loved one having trouble getting around in the home? Have you noticed unsteadiness, weakness or lack of stability? Are you more likely to trip lately? We don’t always think about Rehabilitation for diagnoses for General Weakness, Cellulitis, Diabetes, Dysphagia, Laminectomy, Lymphadema, Pulmonary Disorders, Cardiac Disorders, Myocardial Infarction or Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts. At UMRH, we embrace the possibilities to help you lead a full life.
A UMRH Liaison is happy to visit you in your home and talk to you about mobility problems, investigate ways to increase your independence and decrease your risk of injury, and help determine if rehabilitation can help with strength, balance and stability.
If you are unsure, ask yourself some simple questions:
- Can you stay home alone?
- Have you fallen recently?
- Do you tend to trip easily?
- Has Rehabilitation been prescribed for you in the past, maybe for stroke, heart, or breathing condition?
- Have you had Therapy in the past and noticed a decrease in the gains you once made?
- Is walking and taking the stairs more difficult than it used to be?
- Have you considered moving to an assisted Living Facility?