Admission Criteria

(must meet all criteria) Patient must:

  • Have a diagnosis of an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • Be medically stable
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have maladaptive behavior requiring a secured unit
  • Demonstrate the potential to improve functional ability
  • Have a conservator
  • Not have a degenerative neurological diagnosis
  • Have a viable discharge option 

Discharge Criteria

The length-of-stay in the Neurobehavioral Program is based on each patient's progress in program and the NBP team's assessment of his/her readiness to rejoin the community in a less restrictive environment. To be discharged:

  • the patient has demonstrated progress to a level that a secured unit is no longer required, or
  • the patient's progress has reached a plateau, or
  • the patient develops an acute medical or psychological condition requiring a different level of care.

Discharge planning is initiated during each patient's preadmission process and continues throughout his/her stay. The discharge planning process includes assisting patients, conservators, and/or families in identifying viable community support services for the patient.

For more information about the Neurobehavioral Program, please call the Admitting Office at 860.827.4715 or toll-free at 800.220.7723.