Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Association of Indiana is the first charter chapter of the National Brain Injury Association. Their members include people with brain injuries, family members, friends, and professionals who work with people who have had brain and head injuries. They serve the brain injury community by working to secure and develop community based services, encouraging research, establishing support groups and providing access to pertinent information and resources.
Established in 1993, Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne is a 36-bed freestanding, licensed acute care hospital that specializes in physical rehabilitation medicine. Inpatient services are available to patients with traumatic brain injury, as well as other conditions. Patients receive a minimum of three hours of therapy a day. Activities of Daily Living (ADL) settings include a kitchen, game and recreation areas, apartment settings, and a courtyard. The hospital also provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy services.
The Brain Injury Program at Parkview Rehabilitation Center was specifically created to treat patients of all ages who have suffered a brain injury due to trauma or illness. Each patient and his/her family collaborate with the rehab team to create an individualized team care plan following an evaluation of the patient's condition. The Parkview Rehabilitation Center is an inpatient medical rehabilitation program located within Parkview Hospital. The program is accredited for comprehensive and brain injury by CARF.
RHI has a team dedicated solely to brain injury treatment, and also offers separate inpatient and outpatient brain injury programs. Some of the treatment that can be expected from RHI includes: Neuropsychology, one-on-one Physical Therapy Sessions, one-on-one Occupational Therapy Sessions, one-on-one Speech Therapy Sessions, Vision Therapy, Spasticity Management, Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Clinic, Educational Series and Group Sessions, and Rehabilitation Nursing.
Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital (SIRH) offers acute rehabilitation services for patients with brain injuries of all ages. The treatment team consists of the patient; family; physician; occupational and physical therapists, speech and language pathologist; certified brain injury specialists; rehab nurses; psychologists; case managers; nutritionist (dietitian), therapeutic recreation specialist and others as necessary. The goal for the acute rehabilitation phase is to return the individual to the community.
Accredited since 1986 by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, St. Mary's Institute is located at on the campus of St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana. The main campus location allows the rehabilitation patient to benefit from additional acute care services available at the medical center, including specialist consultations and additional diagnostic testing. In 2009, CARF International announced that accreditation was also added to St.