• Brain Injury/Stroke Services

    Team Treatment

    We provide an interdisciplinary approach to treating a wide range of medically complex patients with brain injuries seeks to improve the patient’s medical conditions and begin the rehabilitation process. 

    We utilize a team of professionals specializing in medically complex conditions led by neurologists, neurophysiologists and physiatrists. Other physician specialties most commonly involved in the care of our patients with brain injury include: critical care intensivists, neuro radiology, pulmonary, cardiology, orthopedic surgery, infectious disease and psychiatry.

    In addition to physicians, the larger interdisciplinary team is made up of nurses, physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists, registered dietitians, pharmacists, case managers and social workers.

    Our Patients

    Our Brain Injury Program specializes in the management of physical, cognitive and behavioral problems most often associated with brain injury.

    The most common causes of brain injury may include but are not limited to: 

    • traumatic brain injury
    • subarachnoid hemorrhage
    • stroke (CVA)
    • encephalopathy
    • anoxia
    • brain tumors
    • ICU psychosis/delirium
    • neuromuscular diseases

    Our services specialize in the management of physical, cognitive and behavioral conditions in stroke/CVA patients most often resulting from:

    • ischemic stroke
    • ICB (traumatic or atraumatic)
    • subarachnoid hemorrhage
    • atraumatic, such as aneurysm, vascular malformations (post clipping, ligation or embolization)
    • cerebral vasospasm and hydrocephalus
    • traumatic head injuries such as falls, vehicular crashes and sport-related accidents
    • complications associated with stroke/CVA include motor loss, sensory loss, aphasia/dysphasia/aspiration, vent dependency, surgical, vascular, neuropathic or pressure wounds, seizures, cranial nerve palsy, central nervous system infections, encephalopathy, personality changes and hospital associated delirium/psychosis

    Our Services

    Based on an assessment of the patient’s needs, our team develops an individualized treatment plan. The goal is to stabilize and improve medical conditions while simultaneously performing aggressive rehabilitation to prepare the patient for the transition from the acute hospital to the next level of care. 

    Services most often include but are not limited to: 

    • special care unit
    • brain monitoring (onsite EEG and CT scanning)
    • onsite surgical removal of hardware
    • patient/family education regarding brain injury, stages of recovery and the patient’s specific care plan
    • special precautions to prevent deep vein thrombosis, stress ulcers, aspiration, infection, wounds and falls
    • an environment supporting neuro recovery
    • respiratory therapy including ventilator weaning and tracheostomy management
    • cardiac monitoring, including telemetry
    • nutritional assessment and support
    • pain management
    • rehabilitation – physical, occupational and speech therapies
    • bowel and bladder training
    • financial planning for extended care
    • home care education for family and caregivers
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