Choosing a Rehabilitation Hospital for Your Loved One

Dr. Nathan Zasler, an internationally respected physician specialist in brain injury care and rehabilitation, talks about what's important when choosing a rehab hospital for a loved one with TBI.

This is an excerpt from BrainLine's webcast Caregiving and TBI: What You Need to Know. See full webcast here.

What should family members and patients be looking for when considering programs following a brain injury? Well, as far as post-acute care is concerned, I think the main things are that you want a program that deals with a reasonable volume of similar types of patients. You want a program where there is, hopefully, an interdisciplinary-- or what is termed trans-disciplinary treatment approach, ideally, with involvement of a good behavioral psychologist or a functionally-oriented neuropsychologist and a physician-- not necessarily a physiatrist, but a physician who understands brain injury who might be a neuropsychiatrist, a neurologist, or a physiatrist. I think those are probably the three most common. And I think you need to feel comfortable visiting the programs, talking with staff before making a decision about whether that is the place for your loved one.
Posted on BrainLine May 27, 2011.