Admission Guidelines

Patients must:

  • Be medically stable with initial diagnostic work up complete.
  • Have daily need of two or more of the following rehabilitation services: physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech pathology which would be impractical to provide in the home health or outpatient environment.
  • Require a short term stay of two to three weeks with high probability of returning to the home environment
  • Be able to follow one-step commands and carry over learning from day to day
  • Have Medicare or commercial insurance with skilled nursing facility benefits. This unit is not licensed as a Medicaid provider but can accept it as secondary coverage.

If patients meet the daily therapy requirement, Willis-Knighton Extended Care Center can also provide the following skilled nursing services:

  • Oral, IV or Injectable Medications on the ECC approved list.
  • Wound Care (excluding wound vacs)
  • Radiation
  • Tracheostomy Care 

WK Extended Care Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, handicap, or age in access to, treatment or employment in its programs or activities. The Director of Human Resources has been designated to coordinate efforts to comply with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its implementing regulation, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.