The Brain Injury Programs at LifeBridge Health are designed to provide the best in neuro-rehabilitative care to those with an acquired brain injury. Our staff of ACBIS-certified
brain injury specialists treat the full spectrum of brain injury, from mild to severe, and can manage both the short- and long-term needs of these individuals.
Whether recovering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke or other neurological injury, a patient in any of our programs is guaranteed to receive care that is based on best practices and the highest level of expertise. Our goal is to help patients resume a meaningful and productive life.
The road to recovery following brain injury can be long and challenging. Our neuro-rehabilitation specialists provide care “from coma to community”, utilizing a continuum of inpatient and outpatient brain injury services that is the broadest and most complete in Maryland. Whether your goals are to return to home, school or gainful employment, we can provide an effective pathway to achieve these results with the best outcome.
In recognition of the high quality of care we provide, our brain injury programs have received the ACBIS Alliance designation from the Brain Injury Association of America, a distinction shared by no other entity in Maryland.
Recovery from coma demands a structured, systematic approach to sensory stimulation that is designed for individualized patient needs. The Specialty Hospital at Levindale employs a nationally-recognized, proven model of care that is based on the Rancho Los Amigos Scale for Coma and JFK Coma Recovery Scale. Emergence from coma is supervised by a physiatrist and the full multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team. Many Levindale therapists are Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) certified and are highly skilled at multi-sensory stimulation.
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The inpatient RESTORE! program at the Louis and Phyllis Friedman Neurological Rehabilitation Center utilizes a unique, multidisciplinary approach to maximize functional independence after TBI. Our treatment methods ensure that patients receive the right care in the right environment at the right time. Daily intensive therapy is provided and is focused on meeting individual rehabilitation goals. Thorough family training and education are provided to assist significant others in making appropriate decisions regarding patient care and discharge options. The Friedman Center also serves adults with other neurological conditions including stroke, aneurysm, and recovery from brain or spine surgery.
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RETURN! is a comprehensive day treatment program serving adults who have sustained an acquired brain injury and require highly skilled neurorehabilitation. RETURN!’s structured treatment methods blend a therapeutic group environment with individual rehabilitative therapies. The holistic approach includes psychotherapy, family education and support, vocational counseling and medical case management. Return to a meaningful and productive lifestyle is the desired outcome for all program participants.
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The main goal for most brain injury survivors is to return to work. LifeBridge Health has teamed with the Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) to provide long-term, supportive employment services to those with acquired brain injury. This program provides a comprehensive, clinical approach involving the brain injury treatment team, vocational case coordinators and job coaches. RETURN!—To Work has also been certified by the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission as a vocational case management organization.
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Mild brain injury accounts for 75% of all brain injuries and is caused by a variety of neurologic insults. The program provides diagnostic services to determine the best treatment approach and ensure the best possible outcome. Crucial to this endeavor is neuropsychological testing which can identify both cognitive and psycho-emotional issues. Physiatry, psychology and rehabilitative therapies work together to enhance recovery and maximize functional independence.
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The Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program (CSCP) provides an integrated, interdisciplinary team approach to recovery after concussion. Our specially trained and certified healthcare professionals are committed to treating those with concussion in our state-of-the-art facility. Individuals in the program are followed from initial diagnosis through successful return to the classroom, workplace, and/or playing field. Student–athletes at the high school and college levels as well as professional athletes at local, regional, and national levels have all received care in our program.
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