Acquired brain injury program helping adults make progress and reach goals

Treating the whole body after a head injury through therapies, medical services, and behavioral health. A serious brain injury can be lifechanging; but continuing the rehabilitation journey at a post-acute residential campus can be the difference to returning home and returning home successfully. Not everyone who had a brain injury, stroke, disorder of consciousness, or other neurological diagnosis will be ready to discharge from a hospital or an acute rehab facility to home. For the many who will benefit from ongoing physical, occupational, speech, and even vocational therapies, Nexus is the right place for you.

A lot sets our brain injury rehabilitation program apart from others, whether that be the six-hour therapeutic days, continuum of care levels on campus, or the 26-acres of property that give us plenty of space to offer a variety of therapies and activities.

Treating the entire person, Nexus’ medical team deploys holistic rehabilitation plans to improve sensory, motor, behavioral, and cognitive functions. The focus of our rehabilitation goes well beyond just maximizing each individual’s functional independence because we’re mending minds.

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Rehabilitation after brain injury, stroke, and disorders of consciousness that addresses all challenges an individual faces

Physical, occupational, speech, cognitive, recreational, and vocational therapies are tailored to each individual’s needs and goals — and the treatment plan evolves as progress is made. Through our proven, evidence-based rehabilitation methods, we work with residents on the following skills:

Mobility Skills

  • Ambulation
  • Transfers
  • Bed Mobility
  • Terrain Navigation
  • Balance
  • Agility
  • Daily Living

Basic Self Care

  • Food Preparation
  • Money Management
  • Meal Planning
  • Housekeeping
  • Time Management
  • Telephone Use

Social & Communication

  • Verbal Communication
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Introductions
  • Listening Skills
  • Giving/Receiving Feedback
  • Community Resources
  • Assertiveness

Community Skills

  • Shopping
  • Public Transport
  • Map Reading
  • Leisure Planning
  • Vocational Training
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Adult Brain Injury Program services

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“Looking back, they were strengthening me the whole time and getting me ready to
stand, then take my first step, then walk.”

— Cheleatha Lott, former resident

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Post-acute brain injury rehabilitation services

After a serious head injury, you, a loved one, or patient needs a program to help them continue making progress. Nexus has been supporting individuals with brain injury for more than three decades because of these standards of care.

  • Neurology, Psychology, neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry, neurology, vascularneurology, and physical and medical rehabilitation
  • Physical, occupational, cognitive, speech, vocational, and recreational therapy
  • Daily physician, physician’s assistant, and nurse practitioner coverage
  • 24-hour nursing
  • 24,500 square foot rehabilitation facility
  • Neuropsychological evaluations
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Legal assessments
  • Outpatient and day programs

Highlighting our emerging consciousness program features

Patients in a coma, vegetative state, or minimally conscious state begin to improve cognitive, functional, and behavioral capabilities within this subprogram. Using the JFK Coma Recovery Scale-Revised, our interdisciplinary medical team assesses patient progress, predicts outcomes, projects disposition needs, and devises treatment plans. We use evaluative tools to measure the patient’s awareness, including tolerance to sitting upright, tracking, using extremities in a purposeful manner, and following commands.

While our treatment plans are ultimately determined by specific patient needs, we strive to meet a variety of objectives for all patients. The Phoenix Project evaluation process includes the following steps:

  • Patient is evaluated for program eligibility
  • Patient is admitted
  • Level of consciousness is determined
  • Neuropharmacological plan is developed
  • Early intervention rehabilitation is initiated
  • Patient outcomes are monitored and adjustments are made

What to look for in a brain injury rehabilitation and treatment program

Individuals who have experienced traumatic or acquired brain trauma require specialized brain injury rehabilitation and treatment in order to meet their personal recovery goals. Families may not know where to begin when evaluating rehabilitation and treatment programs, and they may not know what treatment options are available. At Nexus Health Systems, we have pioneered patient-focused programs that provide comprehensive and seamless care for every stage of the recovery journey.

Tips for stroke recovery and rehabilitation

Stroke rehabilitation requires time, patience, and persistence. The good news is that the brain is incredibly plastic, which means it can heal itself after sustaining an injury. To support your brain’s self-healing, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Eat well. Proper nutrition gives your brain the fuel it needs to recover. Incorporate whole foods such as vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and healthy fats. Limit your consumption of saturated fat and sugar, as these foods are thought to limit neuroplasticity.
  • Practice, practice, practice. Physical and occupational therapy requires consistent repetition. Every time you practice a skill such as walking, your brain creates neural pathways that make it easier to perform the same task in the future.
  • Use it or lose it. It can be tempting to stop using affected parts of your body altogether, but movement is essential. If you stop using a paralyzed limb, for example, the brain will forget how to activate it – a phenomenon known as “learned nonuse.” Even assisting the movement of limbs through “passive movement” can provide much-needed brain stimulation.
  • Prioritize sleep. Sleep is as essential to stroke recovery as active rehabilitation exercises. The brain requires more energy during stroke recovery, which means it has less energy available to keep you alert. Moreover, during REM sleep, your brain processes and encodes the motor information it receives during waking hours.

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Contact our Admissions Department for more information and to begin the recovery process today.