Each year more than 90,000 people sustain injuries considered severe enough to produce long-term disability that require catastrophic rehabilitation. NeuLife provides catastrophic rehab to individuals who have suffered a multitude of significant injuries or traumas. We design our post acute rehabilitation to help patients reach their highest functional potential following a catastrophic injury.
This highly individualized approach to care fosters improved mobility, an improvement in the performance of daily living activities, and when the time is right, a seamless re-entry to home and community. Catastrophic rehab is often a lengthy process requiring the focus of an interdisciplinary team of clinicians with years of clinical rehabilitation experience. Our team works hand in hand to help patients restore skills and meet their goals.
Our catastrophic rehabilitation program treats several injuries that may result from a life-changing event or accident including:
- Multiple fractures and orthopedic injuries
- Multi-trauma to bone, skin, and other organs
- Multi-trauma with a brain or spinal cord injury
- Spinal cord injury (SCI)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Mild brain injury (MBI)
- Acquired brain injury (ABI)
We customize our treatment plans to each patient based on their injury and their goals. Our team of physical, occupational, and speech therapists works with patients at our brain injury facility to recover
mobility, communication, and other critical skills. The treatment team meets weekly to assess patient progress and adapt treatment plans and goals.
Our multi-specialty team includes:
- Physicians & Specialists
- Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses
- Physical Therapists
- Cognitive Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Recreational Therapists
- Community Reintegration Specialists
- Case Managers
We promote full awareness and involvement in treatment, from the patient and family to the medical providers’ entire team. Our goal is to help our patients to be able to live a full life at home and in the community once they leave our facility.
Neulife accomplishes this goal through the development of individualized services based on the extent of the injury. Our team may integrate numerous components to achieve the best result for the patient.
Individualized treatment plans are essential as they allow the individual to recover based on a program that is the best fit. Every patient differs in their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, symptoms, or disability. Individualized and collaborative approaches foster the best outcomes for patients long-term.
Our catastrophic rehab program empowers patients to achieve their potential through ongoing evaluation, customized care plans, and individualized therapies. Our team of medical professionals guides each individualized treatment plan and collaborates with patients, their families, and the other NeuLife clinicians through every step of the rehabilitation process.
Catastrophic rehabilitation may include a combination of the following therapies:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cognitive Therapy
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Specialized Physician Services
- Rehabilitation Nursing
- Behavioral Management
- Community Integrated Rehabilitation
- Patient & Family Counseling & Education
What is Catastrophic Rehabilitation?
Catastrophic rehab refers to medical treatment programs aimed at returning patients (who have been involved in a life-threatening injury) to an as close as possible pre-injury state.
A catastrophic injury is a serious event resulting in impairment that can be long-term or permanent. Customized rehabilitation is essential to promote healing and move toward a successful recovery.
Catastrophic injuries can include brain injuries and spine injuries. With rehabilitation many patients see a significant improvement in their quality of life.
The focus is to help patients to thrive in their new normal. This may take a different meaning for each patient. Rehabilitation programs help patients define their unique situation and assist with a plan to recover to reach their highest potential after injury.
In what way is NeuLife well positioned to provide catastrophic rehab programs?
NeuLife’s facility and multi-specialty staff combine to provide the perfect environment for patients requiring catastrophic rehabilitation. In terms of the facility, NeuLife’s brain injury residential facility in Florida, is situated on 43 rolling acres with 54 private patient suites. Depending on the patient’s specific catastrophic rehab needs and requirements, they can make use of the following on-site amenities:
- Large accessible restrooms and living area
- Full-service Kitchen
- Highly trained Chef
- Fully-equipped therapy rooms
- Training kitchens
- Skills retraining laundry room
- Arts & Crafts room for creativity and fine motor skills
- Accessible theater
- Non-denominational chapel on-site
- Cozy sitting rooms for family gatherings
- Outdoor gathering areas
- Outdoor working garden
- Group activities to improve socialization
- Gaming area with foosball and pool table
- Wii® gaming system for virtual reality rehabilitation
- Accessible NeuLife van for seated/wheelchair transport
- On-site Equine therapy
- Pet visitation opportunities
In terms of multi-specialty staff (and depending on the patient’s specific needs), patients have access to physicians, physical therapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, dietitians, case managers, and several other specialists.
We also value family involvement as we know you are at the core of the patient’s success. Visitors are welcome, and once trained, they may stay overnight with their loved ones as they get ready to transition home. We limit visitation, so it does not impact therapy, training, rest, or restorative sleep as best for the patient.
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