Post-acute rehabilitation is the time during which the patient who suffered a traumatic injury is participating in various kinds of rehab programs that aim at bringing him or her as close to their pre-injury state as possible. ‘Post Acute’ indicates that the patient was previously at an acute care facility, such as a hospital or ambulatory care facility. Why is post acute rehab so important? It is an essential part of the healing process, a crucial component that enables the patients to get back to their life before the injury. At NeuLife, we provide a wide range of residential rehab programs, depending on the patient’s needs. Our goal is to restore the patient’s mobility and independence the greatest deal possible. Our facility is equipped to help patients with various types of injuries, whether they are brain and spine injuries, strokes and other neurological disorders. In this article, we will describe 3 of the many rehabilitation programs available at our Florida rehabilitation facility.
1. Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Over 2.4 million people, both children and adults, sustain a traumatic brain injury every year, according to the Brain Injury Association of America. Moreover, the repercussions of a brain injury vary depending on the case, but they typically include difficulty with memory, language, thinking and judgment (cognitive impairment). That’s why post acute rehab is so important. Our brain injury rehab programs help patients regain their basic abilities, and they can significantly improve the patient’s state. We strongly believe in an individualized approach to care because we know each patient is unique. Our care plans are customized to fit the patient’s specific needs. The brain injury rehabilitation program at NeuLife offers a full continuum of services for patients who have experienced an Acquired brain injury (ABI) – traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by blows, jolts or injuries to the head (concussion) and Non-traumatic caused by hypoxia, illness, infection, stroke. The comprehensive program at our brain injury clinic encompasses the unique needs of each patient and family. The team focuses on maximizing abilities, providing education, increasing mobility and preventing complications.
2. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Facing the consequences of a spinal cord injury is very challenging. Depending on its severity, it can significantly change the patient’s life. Limited mobility and ability are just some of the things the patient has to face. At our Florida rehabilitation facility, we understand how difficult it can be to deal, both physically and psychologically, with the repercussions of a spinal cord injury; that’s why we focus all of our efforts on addressing all the needs of every patient and family and maximizing the patient’s abilities, preventing complications, providing education, and increasing mobility in all environments. Our clinical residential rehabilitation team has over 200 years of combined experience! Our goal is to prepare patients for a successful transition home, focusing on enabling them to be able to take care of themselves as much as they can. Maximizing independence by improving strength, functioning, and mobility is our number one priority. This multi-faceted approach maximizes recovery and improves the overall quality of life.
3. Amputee rehabilitation
Losing a limb as a result of an accident/trauma is not a rare occurrence in the United States. According to recent study, approximately 185,000 amputations occur in the United States each year. Again, facing a new reality is this case a big challenge, both physically and psychologically. To make the transition easier, we provide comprehensive amputee rehabilitation services to help patients achieve optimal independence and quality of life. Depending on the case and the patient’s specific needs, our amputee rehab programs may include strength building skills, therapies for flexibility, mobility & endurance, proper wound care & limb management, pain management, ongoing support, education & training, and counseling services. Data indicates that all amputee patients at NeuLife have been discharged home and achieved an average of 83% functional improvement from admission to discharge. We work with patients from different backgrounds, including many veterans who lost a limb due to combat injuries. We proudly accept referrals from the Veterans Administration (VA). In addition to VA Choice, we also accept TRICARE.
Residential Rehab in Florida – About NeuLife Rehab
After catastrophic injuries, patients have to face the physical and emotional impact on their lives. We strive to make the transition as painless and as comfortable as possible, for both the patients and their families. We understand the importance of privacy and support in this challenging time, and we make it our number one priority to respect our patients’ needs. Our customized programs are highly effective and have helped hundreds of patients get back to their normal life with newly re-gained independence. Our residential rehab programs include clinical evaluations, medical care and therapeutic activities that are customized to meet the goals, needs and abilities of each patient. By leveraging a variety of rehabilitation services, we are able to create an integrated approach focused on helping each patient recover skills associated with activities of daily living (ADLs) using compensatory strategies and mobility aids to achieve a seamless transition into the community. Every component of the treatment plan is customized to the individual patient for guaranteed results.