RETURN! Day Treatment vs Outpatient

If you are trying to decide between day treatment and standard outpatient neuro care, this section is for you. Brain injury affects the whole person. Any approach to rehabilitation must appreciate this 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. RETURN! provides:

Daily Structure and a Group Format: Allows for greater consistency in daily functioning, social support 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 furthers positive recovery.

Psychological counseling for clients and/or families: Promotes better adjustment to injury and effective management of emotional reactivity. A social worker and rehabilitation psychologist are available to provide this support.

Pre-Vocational Counseling, Practice and Planning: Encourages a mindful and planned approach to returning to work.

Brain Injury Education: Empowers clients to better understand brain injury, appreciate the healing process and set realistic expectations to encourage participation.

Community Outings/Leisure Planning: Allows for the assessment of client skills outside of the 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:  A physiatrist assesses and manages clients’ medical concerns throughout their stay in the program.