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Admission Criteria

Admission to the Lighthouse Residential Program is contingent on the clients' appropriateness for treatment.


Persons Appropriate for Treatment:

  • 18 years older for adult program. 17 years or younger for pediatric program.

  • In need of residential treatment with possibility of functional gains

  • Medically stable or with medical issues that can be managed in the residences as determined by the Registered Nurse.

  • Able to participate in the program or tolerate the intensive rehabilitation process

  • Approval by administration/finance department

  • History of (TBI) traumatic brain injury (accident, surgical, circulatory), orthopedic injury or impairment, neurological impairment, or be in need of other rehabilitation services. Additional neuro-behavioral issues which may be included in residential assessment, include cognitive impairment and behavioral difficulties associated with TBI or other neurological disorder.

  • Primary focus of treatment is for physical medicine, rehabilitation and/or behavioral management.

  • Individuals with a support system involved who can assist in a realistic transition plan.

  • Individuals who are willing to abide by the rules of the program including on and off campus privileges.

  • The individual will be an appropriate personality match for the residential unit, which has an available bed. Attributes to be considered include but are not limited to: propensity for disruptive behavior, acuity of medical needs intensity of therapy services and need for coma stimulation programming as assessed by the Clinical Director or their designee.

  • The individual does not require continual nursing care, isolation or medical restraint.

  •  Individual who has suffered a spinal cord injury with a specified cause of the dysfunction. The Lighthouse will admit people with all levels of spinal cord injury (SCI), and all levels of completeness of spinal cord dysfunction. Individual who has a spinal cord injury with a co-existing condition such as a traumatic brain injury. (See Admission Criteria SCI)


In addition:

  • Prospective clients are encouraged to tour The Lighthouse Inc. facilities prior to admission to the program. 

  • Prospective clients must show the financial resources and ability to meet the charges either by private pay, insurance or other means.

  • The Clinical Director will annually review the admission criteria for continued appropriateness.

  • The Clinical Director will revise the admission criteria as needed and in accordance with the mission and the philosophy of The Lighthouse Inc, program.

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