What should I look for in a brain injury rehabilitation program?
- A program that is CARF accredited in brain injury rehabilitation
- A program with an interdisciplinary team focused on a common goal: YOUR recovery
- A program you can trust that is open to questions and provides information
- A program with experience with brain injury certified physiatrists and specialized brain injury rehabilitation nurses
- A program with neuropsychology integrated treatment
- A program that has an established continuum of care
- A program with a perspective of care dedicated to preparing for the moment you leave acute inpatient rehabilitation
- A program that is flexible and takes caregivers into consideration
- A program that provides patients and their caregivers with an ongoing support system
- A program with a team driven by a spirit of hope, healing, and compassion
What else can my caregivers and I expect at RHI?
Our goal is for patients in our brain injury program to regain as much independence as possible.
- Brain injury unit can be unsettled at times due to patients being agitated and/or vocal.
- It is a safety-first environment with safe independence. The treatment team may recommend the assistance of restraints to foster a safe environment.
- Caregivers will be fully involved in the recovery and therapy process. Outcomes are much better when caregivers are involved.
- Therapy carries into every aspect of the day.
- Nurses are trained to fill the day with therapeutic interactions during unscheduled therapy or meal times.
What should I expect when I arrive to RHI?
Your first day at RHI will be light to allow you to transition and get settled.
- Nurse will greet you when you arrive
- Head-to-toe assessment by your nurse
- A visit with your physician is possible depending upon your arrival time
- Meet your care coordinator
- Comprehensive evaluations by the treatment team
- Meet your therapists who will each assess your abilities and set goals
- Meet with a clinical dietician
- Meet with a wound care specialist (if needed)
Your therapist team will include:
- An occupational therapist
- A physical therapist
- A speech therapist (if needed)
- A therapeutic recreation specialist (if needed)
What is the daily routine for brain injury patients?
We simulate a real day so you can return to a daily routine. Here is a sample day for an RHI patient.
PATIENT DAILY ROUTINE
6:00AM - 7:00AM
Wake up and get dressed with assistance
7:30AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast and socialize in the program common area (not in patient rooms)
8:30AM - 11:30PM
Morning therapy sessions*
11:30PM - 12:30PM
Lunch and socialize in the program common area
1:00PM - 4:30PM
Afternoon therapy sessions*
4:30PM - 6:00PM
Dinner and socialize in the program common area
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Relax, socialize, and bathe
9:00PM - 10:00PM
Get ready for bed
*Patients receive a minimum of three hours of individual 1:1 therapy, 5 days per week