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ADMISSION CRITERIA

Patients will be referred to the Recuperative Care Program though a hospital’s discharge planning department, criteria include:

  • The patient is homeless/in the process of becoming homeless/ or lives in a setting inappropriate for post-hospitalization or recovery.

  • Able to complete all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) independently. 

  • (Wheelchairs and any other durable medical equipment devices (DME) may be accepted under these conditions:

  •  Ability to use DME device safely and understands proper use. (i.e. transfer from wheelchair to toilet)

  •  Ability to use DME without any assistance/ independently

  •  Ambulation distance of at least 100ft must be reached prior to hospital/facility discharge with or without DME use.

  • Able to self-administer medication with staff oversight

  • Continent of both bladder and bowels (if briefs/diapers used, independent with change of briefs/diaper must be met.

  • Medically and psychiatrically stable at discharge.

  • Alert and oriented to Name, Date, Place and Situation

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EXCLUSION CRITERIA

  • Unable to complete ADLs, personal care and medication administration

  • Incontinent of bladder and/or bowel

  • Quadriplegics

  • Cognitively impaired

  • Active Tuberculosis/C-DIFF/MRSA of Sputum (possibility of wound)

  • Meets admission criteria for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) or Long Term Care (LTC)

  • Stage 3 or higher decubitus ulcers and cardiac EF% <30

  • Active substance abuse and not willing to abstain while in the program

  • Unstable medically or Psychiatrically

  • Combative or aggressive behavior toward staff or other patients while inpatient.

  • Patients actively detoxing (id Alcohol, Benzos) will need to be stabilized prior to being referred.

  • Patients for whom a pre-admission background check reveals a history of sexual or violent crime, recent drug arrests or any other crime which may result in the patient being a danger to other members of the Blue Sky community.

If the patient has a criminal history, the Program Director shall have final approval for admitting the patient to the recuperative care program.

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