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Brain Injury Program

Brain Injuries, regardless of the type, can significantly alter a person’s world as well as their relationships with family and friends. It may require adapting to a new reality unlike anything you have known before, which can cause feelings of great anxiety and frustration. At Adventist HealthCare Physical Health & Rehabilitation, we offer a unique approach to treating our brain injured patients that relies heavily on establishing a recuperative environment to best support getting them back to life.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain that is caused by an external physical force, such as a car accident, fall, sports or workplace injuries, etc. It can result in an impairment of physical, cognitive, behavioral, and/or emotional capabilities.

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is an injury to the brain that is caused by internal trauma to the brain, such as tumors, blood clots, seizures, infections, etc. It can result in an impairment of physical, cognitive, behavioral, and/or emotional capabilities.

An Interdisciplinary Team Approach

Rehabilitation following a brain injury is very complex because of the need to address multiple areas of deficit, including physical impairments, functional deficiencies (such as difficulty walking or dressing), behavioral difficulties, emotional consequences and social or interpersonal limitations. Often, significant cognitive deficits, such as limited attention span or poor memory, underlie and exacerbate these problems. Patients in our Brain Injury Program receive intensive, integrated rehabilitation designed to maximize their recovery.

Brain Injury Team Highlights

    • There are 20+ Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS) on staff.
    • “Behavior Huddles” that gather input from the treatment team to regularly monitor the behaviors of each patient with a brain injury
    • An interdisciplinary team which creates a Holding Community that surrounds and cares for the physical, emotional, behavioral, spiritual, and cognitive challenges that come from having an injured brain.
    • A Holding Community consists of an uniquely structured, quiet environment tailored to the needs of the patient with a brain injury to maximize the patient’s potential to participate in his/her rehabilitation therapies.
    • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredited program as of 2009
    • Brain Injury Handbook for patients and family/caregivers
    • Brain Injury Support Group for patients, family/caregivers and friends
    • Simulated home environment with use of ADL apartment
    • 20+ nurses with specialty certification in rehab nursing (CRRN)
    • Comprehensive family training and education
    • Therapeutic passes and community outings to assist with community reintegration
    • Home checklist to determine home accessibility needs
    • Continuum of care from Inpatient to Outpatient rehab services

    Brain Injury Program Outcomes

    Total Patients 58 61 43 66
    Discharge to Sub-Acute (%) 05.17 03.28 04.65 09.09
    Discharge to Acute (%) 08.62 08.20 02.33 12.12
    Discharge to Community (%) 86.21 88.52 93.02 78.79

    At Adventist HealthCare Physical Health & Rehabilitation, our goal is get our patients HOME and back to life as quickly as possible.


    Please visit our admissions process page for more information on beginning your rehabilitation at Adventist Rehab.

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