Therapies, medical services, and behavioral health support during brain injury recovery. Head injuries can occur in any number of ways, but there is one thing all traumatic brain injuries have in common — they change your life in an instant. After a child sustains a brain injury, families are often left wondering what lies on the other side of intensive care.
Children with brain injuries require a broad range of services as their level of responsiveness and medical conditions evolve. The RISE Program at Nexus Children’s Hospitals in Dallas and Houston emphasizes standards of care developed to help patients across all phases of brain injury recovery. Since every pediatric brain injury is unique, rehabilitation therapy must be creatively tailored to the patient, thereby helping children rise to their maximum potential. For over 30 years, our program has helped children make meaningful progress, because we’re experts at mending minds.
Our program is designed for any patient who has experienced a brain injury. We also admit a range of patients with additional complexities:
We accept patients in all phases of brain injury recovery, including those in disorders of consciousness who may not meet acute rehabilitation criteria*. Additionally, we accept patients with:
*Although our programs can provide an acute inpatient rehabilitation level of care (15 hours/week), patients do not have to be ready to participate in three hours of therapy a day at the time of their admission to qualify for programming.
Patients can admit to any phase of the program, just as they can progress to any level of care as their needs evolve. Treatment plans and goals are adjusted depending on patient’s level of responsiveness and medical conditions.
1. Disorders of Consciousness
For children and adolescents who continue to show altered arousal and/or limited ability to interact with their environment, and are not yet or inconsistently following commands (Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome/Minimally Conscious State).
2. Post Traumatic Amnesia/Delirium
Designed for recovery from acute confusion and/or post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) and beyond. This phase provides orienting information to promote increased environmental awareness and medical and environmental structure to promote behavioral regulation.
Supporting children and their families as they navigate the transition from hospital back into their home, school, and community environments. Neuropsychological testing is provided to identify cognitive deficits and provide recommendations, for children to develop and progress towards independence.
Nexus' NeuroContinuum sequence provides a range of care for those recovering from acquired or
traumatic brain injuries and other complicated illnesses or diseases.
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Contact our Admissions Department for more information and to begin the recovery process today.