The Brain Injury Program is an acute rehabilitation unit specifically geared toward patients who have acquired deficits or disability due to brain injury. Injuries may be the result of auto accident, falls, assault, sports injury, brain tumors, hypoxia, infections of the brain or weakened vessels in the brain.
Clinical focuses are:
- Medical management
- Interdisciplinary intervention
- Early involvement of family and friends
- Peer support
- Early comprehensive discharge planning
- Restoration or adaptation of individual functional skills Integration of these skills into effective behavioral routines for daily living
- Development of coping strategies for patients and their families
To be considered for admission, patients must be at least 18 years of age and must have sustained a medical condition that requires a rehabilitation program. Patients must be also able to participate in at least three hours of therapy per day, and will need a support system that is committed to participating in decision-making conferences and education regarding the patient's condition. Patients must also identify a discharge plan prior to beginning treatment.