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Before Admission to Inpatient Rehabilitation

Admission to Crichton Rehabilitation Center is very different from admission at a hospital. Rehabilitation is an active process requiring patient movement and activity. Patients are expected to be fully engaged and participate in the individualized therapy program. Inpatient rehabilitation teaches patients how to care for themselves.

Patient Eligibility for Admission

  • At least 18 years old. Adolescents, ages 13 to 18, will be considered for admission on a case by case basis
  • Medically stable and have the ability to tolerate at least three hours of therapy five days a week
  • Has potential to improve functional abilities like mobility and self-care
  • Requires at least two types of therapy (occupational, physical, or speech)
  • Able to follow directions needed to participate in the program
  • Requires medical intervention and 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care
  • Has a plan for discharge with family or support network

Patients Preparing for a Stay

Patients should bring at least one set of clothes for morning therapy sessions upon admission. Patients are also encouraged to bring at least a week's supply of the following items:

  • Comfortable clothing including exercise clothing with elastic waist bands and easy closures
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Rubber soled shoes, flat non-skid walking or tennis shoes
  • Socks and undergarments
  • Bathrobe and non-skid house shoes or slippers
  • Nightgown or pajamas
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving equipment, deodorant, hair brush, and makeup
  • Eyeglasses and / or hearing aids
  • Cane, walker, wheelchair, braces, or other assistive devices
  • Photos, memorabilia, and other mementos from home
  • Items to assist with spiritual comfort which will not interfere with the comfort of other patients
  • Hobby items such as needle crafts or reading materials
  • List of current medications

For security reasons, patients are asked to not bring:

  • Home medications. Patient medications will be administered and supervised by nursing staff.
  • Excessive or expensive jewelry or other valuable items.
  • Large amounts of money, credit cards, or checkbook.