Brain Injury

Individualized care that optimizes recovery
Critical illness recovery hospitals can play a significant role in treating and healing the side effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) or stroke. Our program is designed for patients requiring round-the-clock medical monitoring. Therapy, when medically appropriate, is provided.
A women, with a large scar on her head, sits on the edge of her hospital bed working with her therapist to stand up post brain surgery.

We make recovery possible

  • Our expert clinical staff is dedicated to providing individualized evaluations and close patient monitoring. We offer focused, personalized treatment tailored to each person's specific recovery goals.

    Our interdisciplinary team provides:

    • Daily physician visits
    • Nursing care with registered nurses who are advanced cardiac life support-certified
    • Respiratory therapy 24 hours a day, seven days a week
    • Pharmacy
    • Physical therapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Speech therapy
    • Personalized nutrition plan from a registered dietitian
    • Case managers
  • The program is overseen by a neurologist. In addition, internists, pulmonologists, nephrologists, orthopedic consultants and infectious disease physicians address the medical issues presented by TBI and stroke patients such as:

    • Respiratory management, including mechanical ventilation liberation and airway management
    • Weekly ventilator liberation rounds with a pulmonologist
    • Dialysis or renal management
    • Wound care (including surgical wounds; stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcers)
    • Infectious disease management (i.e., sepsis and/or multidrug-resistant organisms)
    • Pharmacological management (i.e., stabilizing drips)
    • Specialized nutritional management (i.e., total parenteral nutrition and management of naso-gastric and gastrostomy/jejunostomy tubes).
    • Language/communication evaluation and treatment for:
      • Aphasia: The loss of ability to understand or express speech and language
      • Dysphagia: Difficulty or discomfort in swallowing (program includes instrumental swallow evaluation and vital stimulation)
    • Cognitive retraining to overcome deficits in thinking, decision-making and guidance on how to stay safe
    • Mobility program focused on functional movement (e.g., getting in/out of bed, use of a wheelchair and walking)
    • Balance, coordination, muscle strength and range of motion
    • Daily living activities (e.g., bathing, dressing, toileting and self-feeding)
    • Family education and training on how to help your loved one as he or she moves through the recovery process and the next level of care, or home.

Our patients say it best
Bryan's story
Life-affirming care following a serious accident.

Brain Injury Recovery. Let Us Help.

When someone you love suffers a brain injury or stroke, you have many questions. What happens next? Will they be the same? What type of care is needed?