How does the admission process work?
Patients may be referred to CNS by a variety of individuals, including but not limited to the patient, family, friend, medical professional, facility discharge planner, insurance company representative, another rehab program, and a variety of other sources.
Admission to CNS is on a case-by-case basis. The admission process typically begins after the Admissions Department receives information concerning a potential patient. The patient usually has sustained some type of neurological injury requiring additional therapeutic intervention, and must be able to benefit from and participate in an intensive rehabilitation program. The patient must be medically appropriate by the current treating physician, and be free of active infections and/or communicable diseases. An evaluation by a CNS Evaluation Specialist may be scheduled, which includes review of prior medical and rehabilitation records, an interview and evaluation with the potential patient, and with available family members, care givers, and medical/rehabilitation professionals.