The Rehabilitation Institute's brain injury program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation ensures our ongoing commitment to quality and patient safety and our focus on patient satisfaction. We invite you to view our patient outcomes.
Initial AssessmentWhen the initial referral is made, a rehabilitation physician visits the patient and conducts an evaluation. Our inpatient program is designed for patients who have localized responses but who are disoriented, socially disinhibited, agitated, and/or combative. Admission criteria for the inpatient program include:
Led by a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, the brain injury team works together to develop a plan to facilitate the patient's return to a productive life. Within one week of the patient’s admission to the program, the treatment team, patient, and family discuss a care plan, determine goals, set a potential discharge date, and begin planning for the patient’s return home. After the initial conference, the team meets weekly to ensure the patient's continued progress and to further plan for discharge.
An individual brain injury treatment program might include the following:
While in treatment, patients meet with their therapists in a quiet, non-distracting environment. Emphasis is placed on restoring physical and cognitive functions and developing ways to compensate for deficits in self-care, mobility, interpersonal relations, memory, and problem solving.
Outpatient Brain Injury RehabilitationOur outpatient program provides therapies and follow-up care to ease the transition from hospital to home and community. Programs are individualized to address specific barriers to home and work re-entry. This program emphasizes learning to cook, clean, and keep house; budgeting and managing money; problem solving; spending leisure time productively; obtaining and benefiting from community resources; coping with the stress of daily living; interacting with others comfortably; and working more efficiently on the job and at home.