Referrals for HIV/AIDS Patients

Referring your patients to Broadway House ensures they’re in the best possible hands. Due to the unpredictable nature of HIV/AIDS, quite often treating patients can be an overwhelming challenge. If your facility isn’t equipped to meet the unique needs of HIV/AIDS patients, we are here to help.

We are New Jersey’s only specialized care facility for people living with HIV/AIDS. We know what it takes to treat the disease. We are ready to help your patients:

  • All beds are dually certified Medicare/Medicaid
  • Our Discharge For Life program instills the life skills that lead to a high success rate for independent living
  • We are proud of our low rate of re-hospitalization
  • Minimum age of acceptance is 18, average resident age is 43

The Referral Process

Referral Information
The Broadway House offers the convenience of a streamlined referral process, supported by a courteous staff who can help you negotiate Medicaid processing and authorization.

Admission Criteria:

  • Patient must be approved for a Special Care Unit by the Medicaid Pre-Admission (PAS) System
  • Patient must be at least 18 years old
  • Pregnant women will not be accepted
  • TB Protocol: Patients are required to submit three negative sputums or one negative chest x-ray (within 30 days of admission)
  • Patients testing positive for TB will be assessed on an individual basis
  • Patients with a history of dementia or psychiatric issues must provide a recent (within one month) psychiatric evaluation

Fax a copy of the patient’s Medicaid Pre-Admission (PAS) and a Broadway House referral form to the Admissions Department at (973) 268-7890. Any questions should be directed to the Assistant Director of Admissions, Dina Grace, at 973 268-9797 ext 1078 or by email. Patient applications will be assessed as appropriate. Final decisions are made by the Admissions Committee, which meets weekly.

The following information must be provided:

Physician:

  • History and physical Exam
  • Admission Process Notes
  • Discharge Summary
  • Allergies

Nursing:

  • Admission Notes
  • Most current Nurses’ Notes (last 2 days)
  • Medication and Treatment Records
  • Transfer Sheet (completed transfer)
  • Presence of pressure ulcers and assessment
  • Current Status of VRE/MRSA/Status of isolation

Reports:

  • All Tests and Lab Reports (CBC, Chemistry, Blood Cultures, MAI) within one week.
    X-rays, EKG’s, CT Scans
  • Consultations
  • CD4 Count (T-Cell) and Viral Load
  • Chest X-Ray (within 14 days) /3 negative sputums
  • Immunizations (PPD, Pneumovax, Flu Shot)
  • Telephone number of the lab to follow-up with results of pending labs

Social Services:

  • Current Psychosocial Assessment
  • Current Psych Evaluation (if Indicated)
  • DNR status/Copy of Advanced Directive/Living Will/DNR Consent/Health Care Proxy