Brain injuries affect physical skills as well as the psychological, emotional and intellectual skills needed to function. Bringing a patient back to the community means more than medical treatment; it requires a highly-structured setting to maximize their independence and improve their overall quality of life.
There are infinite factors involved in treating any acquired brain injury. We believe it takes a highly specialized team of neuropsychologists, physiatrists, nurses, physical therapists, recreational therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, behavioral therapists, social workers and case managers to understand the individual not just as a patient, but as someone with a life to lead and a family to come home to. To that end we set goals for a treatment specific to the patient's physical, cognitive, educational, social and behavioral needs.
Through ongoing assessment, we can identify and focus on specific behaviors so that the patient may rejoin the community more quickly and successfully.
Seeing the patient's life in its entirety means involving the whole family, and considering the patient's spiritual and cultural beliefs. To facilitate the process of returning patients to the family and the community, we offer an apartment where patients can perform activities to re-acclimate themselves to everyday life.
Once a patient has reached a level of independence where they can rejoin family and community, our discharge plan offers ongoing coordinated therapy and support so that the patient can live life more freely and independently, away from the confines of the hospital campus.