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Residential Admissions and Program Criteria

Thank you for your interest in the Residential Neuro Rehabilitation home. The brain injury specialists at the new residential home engage persons served in the goal-setting process as they develop personalized rehabilitation programming and support plans. If you are looking for a program to serve the needs of an individual living with a brain injury and who is working to overcome neurobehavioral challenges, this program might be the right fit for you or a loved one. The goal of the Residential Neuro Rehabilitation setting is to facilitate as successful transition as possible for our persons served as they return to their home communities.


Admission Criteria

  1. The individual must have a brain injury diagnosis.

  2. The individual must be exhibiting neurobehavioral symptoms in such frequency or severity that he/she has undergone or is currently undergoing treatment more intensive than outpatient care and is currently hospitalized, institutionalized, incarcerated or homeless or is at risk of hospitalization, institutionalization, incarceration or homelessness.

  3. The individual has a history of presenting with neurobehavioral or psychiatric symptoms resulting in at least one episode that required professional supportive care more intensive than outpatient care more than once in a lifetime. 

  4. The individual must demonstrate the potential to benefit from this program in terms of future reduced need for support and increased independence.

  5. The individual must be medically stable and breathes independently, without mechanical or tracheotomy assistance. The program is not able to accept individuals who require ongoing dialysis, catheterization for elimination or PICC/IV placement. Other medical needs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  6. The individual must be able to independently manage their nutrition and hydration needs. 

  7. The individual must not demonstrate severe behavioral, mental health or chemical dependency issues which pose a threat to self or others, limit their ability to participate in the program or require intensive psychiatric or programmatic intervention.

  8. The individual must be 18 years of age or older.

  9. Individuals who, in addition to a brain injury, also have a diagnosis of spinal cord injury at C5-C6 or lower will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  10. The individual must be able to ambulate or operate a wheelchair independently and able to perform activities of daily living with no more than one-person assistance.  

  11. If an individual is not capable of informed decision-making, a legally appointed decision-maker or a family representative responsible for decisions and/or informed choices must be identified.

  12. Individuals with communicable diseases will be considered on a case-by-case basis, with consultation from the Iowa State Department of Health.

  13. Potential transition/discharge options, depending on the level of progress projected, preferences and availability of funding resources, must have been identified.

  14. The individual must have a funding source for the program.

Interested in the Residential Neuro Rehabilitation Home?

Referrals or inquiries for a Residential home admission can be made by anyone with a need, including a physician, discharge planner, social worker, case manager, attorney, the patient themselves or a patient's family member. Please call us at 515-965-6860 or use our online Refer to Us Form and select "Residential Neuro Rehabilitation" as the program option. Once we receive your information, our program manager will be in contact to gather information and discuss next steps.