"The day before my husband was to be released from LifeCare, he turned to me and said he knew he had been given a second chance at life. For this reason our family will be forever grateful to the doctors, nurses, therapists and staff of LifeCare, whom my husband now refers to as his 'angels'."
-Sharon from Texas
LifeCare Hospitals of South Texas is a referral-based facility. Our hospital welcomes referrals from a variety of local health care providers and sources, including acute care hospital units (ICU/MICU/NICU, Med-Surgical Nursing Units), family physicians for home evaluations, specialists, case managers, social workers, home health agencies, assisted living centers, skilled nursing facilities and/or nursing homes. The patient or family member can also make a direct request to any of the aforementioned providers.
The process is easy. Simply have a physician write an order for "LifeCare Evaluation" for transfer or admission. Upon confirming the physician's order and consent for clinical evaluation, an experienced Clinical Nurse Liaison will meet with the patient and family, to educate them about the LifeCare program and to complete a comprehensive medical evaluation. We highly encourage the family to ask questions and to schedule a time for a tour of the facility. Upon acceptance, the intake coordinator will coordinate with the family, referring facility and the insurance company to facilitate a smooth transition to our hospital.
To begin the referral process, or for answers to any questions, please contact our Admissions Department at (956) 688-4303.