Becoming a Patient
LifeCare Hospitals care for medically complex patients in need of both
acute care and therapy services. If the answer to one or more of the following
questions is yes, the patient may be eligible for admission to LifeCare
Has the patient experienced multiple system failures?
- Is the patient dependent on a ventilator?
- Is the patient in need of intensive wound care?
- Is the patient too medically unstable for transfer to a lower level of care, such as a rehab facility or nursing home?
- Is the patient’s rehabilitation compromised by acute medical issues?
- Is the patient in an intensive care unit?
- Does the patient require critical care?
- Does the patient have a history of multiple re-admissions to the hospital?
- Is the patient at risk for medical complications when discharged?
Our hospitals accept patient referrals from a variety of sources, including
family physicians, specialists, case managers, social workers, home health
agencies, nursing homes or personal care homes. The patient or family
member can also make a direct request for a consultation to any of our
professionals. Once a referral is made, we work closely with each patient,
family physician, specialist, and insurance plan to coordinate the admission
process. We invite family members and healthcare professionals to tour
our facilities at any time.