Brain injury program

A brain injury may result from an automobile accident, a blow to the head or a fall. About 12 percent of persons served are admitted with a diagnosis of brain injury. Such injury can result in both mental and physical changes and may lead to personality changes that distress both the person served and family. Cognitive problems such as poor concentration, memory impairment and difficulty organizing thoughts and feelings may emerge. Physical impairment may occur in speech, swallowing, hearing, vision, muscle strength, coordination and bladder and bowel control.

Because these changes may be frightening and frustrating for the person served and family, our staff quickly develops a comprehensive plan to promote functional independence and to reintegrate the person served into the community. We encourage participation from persons served and families to set goals and plan treatments. Treatment is tailored to the individual and provides for assessment, education, discharge planning and follow up.

The Center has a secure 12-bed specialty unit dedicated to the rehabilitation of persons served with brain injury. Services include:

  • Behavior management
  • Brain injury support group
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Community re-entry
  • Education about living with brain injury
  • Evaluation/treatment of hearing loss
  • Evaluation/treatment of speech and language impairments
  • Evaluation/treatment of swallowing disorders
  • Family counseling
  • Interdisciplinary, individual and group treatment
  • Mobility evaluation/treatment
  • Neuropsychological evaluation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Recreation therapy
  • Rehabilitation case management
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Training in daily activities
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Work evaluation

 

Manalo, Erwin M., MD
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