Brain injury affects the whole person. Any approach to rehabilitation must appreciate this fact and plan for a person’s care accordingly. The collective efforts of the care team and the combination of services, processes and people make the critical difference in long-term outcomes for survivors of brain injury.
The services and methods listed below distinguish the RETURN! Program from standard outpatient programs at other facilities.
• Daily Structure and Group Format
: Allows for greater consistency in daily functioning and practical application by clients of learned strategies.
• Interdisciplinary Approach
: Weekly team meetings ensure a full and collaborative understanding of clients' abilities, needs and treatment.
• Case Management Services
: Promotes the proper coordination of services, benefits, transportation and discharge planning.
• Socialization/Group Support
: Milieu treatment promotes mutual encouragement and effective interactions among the clients, which creates positive recovery.
• Psycho-emotional Counseling for Clients and/or Families
: Promotes more effective management of emotional reactivity and poor adjustment before they lead to a crisis.
• Pre-Vocational Counseling, Practice and Planning
: Encourages a mindful and planned approach to returning to work.
• Brain Injury Education
: Empowers clients to understand and "own" their recovery to encourage their participation and maximize their potential.
• Community Outings/Leisure Planning
: Allows for the assessment of client skills outside of clinic setting and the practice of functional abilities in social settings.
• Discharge Planning
: Ensures a smooth transition to community services and prepares clients and families for the "next step."
• Hospital-based Programming
: Allows for immediate access to necessary healthcare resources (pathology labs, ER, pharmacy, etc.) to quickly address medical issues.
• On-site Medical Director
: Physiatrist is an integral part of the clinical team, attending weekly team meetings and seeing the clients throughout their stay in the program