Dominican Hospital’s Acute Rehabilitation Brain Injury Program offers a full continuum of care that includes acute rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services. Patients with physical and cognitive limitations re-learn simple tasks while the rehabilitation team assists the patients' family and friends with the adjustment and re-establishment of life within the community.
The program recognizes that brain injury can result from a variety of reasons, including traumatic insult, aneurysm or anoxia, and that each patient suffers from very different disabilities. This understanding allows us to provide and recommend a unique program customized to the needs of each individual.
System of Care
A full spectrum of specialized services is available to provide optimum care for patients with brain injuries. The hospital's medical services may include emergency care supported by helicopter ambulance, acute medical care and acute rehabilitation.
Comprehensive Team Approach
We call on the skills of the entire interdisciplinary team to address each patient’s individual needs. Team members evaluate each patient to develop and implement an integrated treatment plan that focuses on physical, emotional and cognitive needs through structured rehab therapy, medical and nursing management, counseling and family education.
Team members responsible for the comprehensive care provided to the patient include:
- Case Management Services
- Medical and Surgical Consultants
- Nutritional Care Specialists
- Occupational Therapists
- Physiatrists (MD specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
- Physical Therapists
- Rehabilitation Technologists
- Rehabilitation Nurses
- Respiratory Therapists
- Social Workers
- Speech and Language Pathologists
- Spiritual Care Services
Patient and Family Training
To ensure a successful outcome, family participation is critical during each step of the recovery process. Education starts from the beginning of the patient’s stay. Families participate in an orientation that includes information regarding the stages of recovery and what to expect during the process.
As the stay continues, families are trained to assist with certain aspects of care in order for the patient to be as prepared as possible for discharge. At discharge, the patient and family will have a clear understanding of physical abilities and limitations, medications, personal hygiene needs, skin-care and equipment.
For information on the inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Brain Injury Program, call 831-239-5811.
Brain Injury Outpatient Therapy
A patient can successfully complete the inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Brain Injury Program and not be ready to resume their usual lifestyle after a brain injury. Brain Injury Outpatient Therapy at Dominican Hospital is designed to provide patients with the continued development of skills necessary to increase their level of independence. Learn more about Neurological Outpatient Therapy here.
Patients may be referred by their physician, rehabilitation specialist or case manager. All patients must have a current prescription from their treating physician. The patient or referring party may call Outpatient Therapy Registration to initiate the registration process. The patient will be contacted for an initial evaluation appointment. For additional information or referrals, please contact Outpatient Therapy Department at 831-457-7057.