About your stay

A pre-admission evaluation is conducted before admission to the Knapp inpatient rehab program. This evaluation is done by a physician who specializes in rehabilitation medicine. To ask questions about a referral to Knapp or to begin the evaluation process, contact Mary Jo Peck RN, Admissions Coordinator/Nurse Manager at 612-873-4333.

Admission Criteria

  • Age 13 and older.
  • Ability (endurance/energy) and willingness to participate in at least 3 hours of therapy each day.
  • A specific plan for discharge to a destination other than another facility with enough assistance or supervision as needed.
  • Freedom from ventilator support.
  • If a complete spinal cord injury, the level must be lower than Cervical 7.
  • Medically stable condition.

Once the rehabilitation physician has determined that an individual meets the criteria, the admission process is started. Individuals and family are informed of their insurance coverage for the rehab program. The Admissions Coordinator at Knapp arranges with the referring unit or hospital staff for the admission to occur. Admissions to Knapp are possible 7 days per week.

Each person’s rehabilitation program is outlined, directed and modified as needed by a rehabilitation physician (Physiatrist).

While individuals participate in the Knapp Rehab program, they receive a minimum of 3 hours of therapy per day, usually in 30 minute intervals with rest times scheduled between therapies. Included in these therapies are Physical therapy, Occupational Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation. In addition, dependent on each person’s needs, other services will be provided, including Speech-Language therapy, Clinical Psychology, and Neuropsychology. A Social Worker meets with each individual and families to provide assistance with discharge planning.

The length of stay is estimated by the rehabilitation physician before the admission to Knapp. On average, the stay is 13 days. However, each person’s needs for the continued intensity of the program are reviewed on a regular basis. Adjustments to the length of stay are made based on discharge goals. The discharge goals are a result of collaboration among the patient, family and the interdisciplinary rehabilitation care team. Assistance with arrangements for outpatient treatment or services, if applicable, is provided.

Discharge Criteria

  • Goals have been achieved for a safe discharge.
  • Progress toward goals has not occurred over a reasonable amount of time.
  • The individual develops a medical condition that interferes with participation in rehab.
  • The individual declines to continual participation in the program or behaviors prevent participation.