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How many patients did the Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital treat in 2010 with a diagnosis of brain injury?
147 patients with a diagnosis of brain injury were treated in 2010.
Are all the patients in my age range?
66 yrs old is the average age of patients treated with a brain injury.
How long will I be a patient at Sinai?
13 days is the average length of time spent as an inpatient on the rehabilitation unit for a patient who suffered a brain injury. However, it is not uncommon for patients with this diagnosis to be at Sinai Rehab for 2-4 weeks to achieve maximal functional outcomes. One’s length of stay is dependent on the patient’s needs and progress toward achieving his or her goals.
What can I hope to accomplish by getting rehabilitation at Sinai?
Functional improvement is our specialty. We establish reasonable goals for improved function with the patient and work as a team to accomplish those goals. We use all of our clinical resources to assist the patients in accomplishing their ultimate goal of return to a functional, meaningful lifestyle. Based on the Functional Independence Measure, which tracks functional gains from admission to discharge, the patients with a brain injury progressed 2.12 functional points per day. This is comparable to the scores of the region and the nation.
Where will I go when I leave Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital?
66% of our patients post brain injury return home after their rehab stay. They often go on to participate in home or outpatient therapy as needed to maximize their function. Those who need continued inpatient services are referred to the next appropriate level of care. Many patients return to Sinai for additional services, both inpatient and outpatient. The RETURN! Program is an outpatient day program for survivors of brain injury that provides physical, occupational, speech and recreation therapy as well as psychology, social work, and vocational services. This caliber of program can only be found at Sinai.
What do former patients of Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital report?
96% of our patients recommend us to others. We receive many commendations from our patients on a regular basis!