5 Rules of Screening a Patient For Rehab

What is the purpose of a rehabilitation screen? Very simply, we attempt to identify long-term residents’ needs and possible rehab potential. If there are no needs or rehab potential, we simply write out a screen only, but if we determine the opposite, we request the orders and initiate the evaluation process.

Our industry standard usually sounds like this, “hands-off, 15 minutes or less, etc.” Sound familiar? While that may be ideal, we don’t really have an industry standard on what should take place during a screen. So, I thought this blog would be a great opportunity to explore the various interpretations of screening residents.

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