A Community Collaboration Between IU Health and St. Vincent Health

RHI NeuroRehabilitation Center for outpatient services

RHI NRC Outpatient Team

RHI NRC Neuropsychological Testing

RHI NeuroRehabilitation Center



RHI-NeuroRehabilitation Center (NRC) is a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility designed to assist individuals in achieving their highest potential. As part of Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana’s continuum of care, NRC provides services designed to improve function, independence in the community, and independence in activities of life, work and recreation. Our experienced staff has received certifications from national organizations in neurology and brain injury.

 

RHI NeuroRehabilitation Center Programs


 

NRC provides a variety of services to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Our treatment team includes:

  • Neuropsychologists
  • Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapists
  • Case Manager
  • Resource Facilitator
  • You and/or your caregivers

 

BRAIN INJURY COMMUNITY RE-ENTRY PROGRAM

 

This program provides comprehensive services that assist in enabling clients with strokes or traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries to function independently in the community, home, and work settings.

 

Along with physical impairments, NRC clinicians address difficulties with memory, attention communication, awareness, problem-solving, and emotional adjustment.  Including:

OUTPATIENT NEURO REHABILITATION EVALUATION (ONE)

 

The ONE is a two-day multidisciplinary assessment for people with brain injury that provides
an initial evaluation to determine:

  • an individualized treatment plan
  • estimated length of treatment
  • overall outcome goals for the person with a brain injury and their family

 

Evaluations are completed by Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies, Case Management, and Clinical Neuropsychology.  After the evaluation, the patient and caregivers are seen in Conference to review the findings, the plan, the estimated length of treatment, and the rehabilitation goals.

 

NRC provides individual and group therapies not only in the clinic, but also in the community. We offer a Brain Injury Coping Skills Group which was developed to educate brain injury survivors and families in coping skills to enhance long term adjustment.  Additionally, the overall findings of the ONE are provided in a single overview to simplify the case management process. The ONE is also useful to provide serial and integrated multidisciplinary re-assessment of overall functional independence, capacity to return to work, and potential to benefit from specific rehabilitation therapies, whether provided at RHI or at other locations.

 

Outpatient Therapy Programs


 

The goal of NRC’s Outpatient Programs is to assist individuals in returning to their previous level of function through individual and group sessions. We have experience working with Neurologic and Orthopedic conditions of all kinds including, but not limited to:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Neuropsychology Therapy
  • Follow-Up Programs

 

At NRC, helping our clients achieve their highest potential not only means helping them to return to independent function, but also to maintain or continue to improve their function once they have completed therapy.

 

We continue to follow you after you leave. Our staff will follow-up with a phone call to ensure that the progress made during therapy is maintained or improved at home. If a problem does arise, we can assist in connecting the client or family with the appropriate services.

 

Driving Evaluations and Training
NRC’s driving program has a specialized team of clinicians trained in screening limitations involving vision, motor control, cognition, judgment, safety and knowledge of the road. This comprehensive driver’s evaluation and training program promotes safety and independence as our clients strive to re-integrate into their community.

 

VISION PROGRAM

 

This program has a specialized team of Occupational Therapists with expertise in pediatric and adult vision rehabilitation. They provide:

  • Pediatric Vision Therapy
  • Adult Post-Brain Injury and Stroke Vision Rehab
  • Treatment for Degenerative Eye Diseases such as Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy

SUPPORT GROUPS


Brain Injury Coping Skills Group

 

Brain Injury Coping Skills Group is a 16-session group treatment that meets for two hours each week. The treatment is provided to the survivor of brain injury AND his or her caregiver. Participants in this group will learn about the effects of brain injury, what to expect in terms of recovery, the important role that family plays in rehabilitation, signs and symptoms of depression, and ways of managing challenging behavioral and emotional situations after brain injury. Participants will also learn to develop good stress management and problem-solving skills and how to better cope with the effects of the injury on a long-term basis. Finally, goal-management training is provided and survivors are guided on how to accomplish certain rehabilitation goals that are deemed meaningful to them. The group allows both survivors and caregivers to be involved in the rehabilitation process by learning pertinent skills needed to improve overall recovery, and it provides a supportive environment for individuals going through rehabilitation to meet others and share similar concerns.

 

Bridging the Gap Support Group

 

Bridging the Gap Support Group is done in collaboration with the Brain Injury Association of Indiana.
In 2007, this group won the Brain Injury Association of Indiana Support Group of the Year award.  The Bridging the Gap support group is for survivors of brain injury and their family and caregivers. It is intended to meet the needs of individuals not only going through the process of outpatient therapies, but also for those who have either been discharged from treatments or have never received treatments.

 

Bridging the Gap meets the fourth Monday of every month at the Neuro Rehab Center from 7-9pm. Typical group sessions varies from splitting out caregivers and survivors into different sessions and providing support, problem-solving through pertinent situations, goal-setting, and providing information about return-to-work, increasing social interactions, return to driving, dealing with medication issues, Medicaid, disability, or any other issue that is deemed important. Apart from the monthly meetings, social gatherings are also held to decrease social loneliness and increase support in the community.

 

VISIT RHI NEUROREHABILITATION CENTER:

 

9531 Valparaiso Court
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: (317) 879-8940
Fax: (317) 872-0914