Criteria for Admission
Whitemarsh House accepts individuals who are:
The referral process may be initiated by the individual or their family members, physicians, social workers, discharge planners, attorneys, trust fund managers, federal, state, county, and community agencies. Whitemarsh House accepts all appropriate residents regardless of race, color, religious creed, disability, handicap, ancestry, sexual orientation, natural origin or gender.
We will need copies of medical/clinical records, if available. If someone has been living with family, this can be limited. It is very helpful to have a recent physical exam and any other records that are available such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Psychological Records and Current Medications List.
The Admission Process involves members of the Admission and Clinical Teams sitting down with the new resident and family, next of kin or representative. We discuss the Admission Agreement in detail including the resident rights, house rules, the personal spending process, medication administration, medical treatment overview, clinical treatment overview, payment for services, releases of information and all forms. An inventory of belongings is completed while unpacking. Medications are set up in the medication cart. And we introduce the new resident to current Whitemarsh House residents at lunch or dinner.