What makes us the best at brain injury rehabilitation

Brain injuries are incredibly common in the United States and they can be differentiated by their origin into two categories: before birth injury, and acquired brain injury (ABI). ABI is further divided into 3 groups: traumatic (TBI), mild-traumatic, and non-traumatic. In the United States alone the number of TBI- related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths increased by 53% between 2006 and 2014.

Survivors of brain injury can face adverse effects that last a few days, or for the rest of their lives. These effects can include impairments to cognitive abilities, memory, movement, sensation, or emotional functioning. And they affect the impaired person’s friends and family. However, do not worry! At our brain injury facility we provide a variety of treatments to support our patients’ path to recovery. Now, let me run you through what it is that our rehabilitation centers offer that you won’t find anywhere else!

Why choose us?

Our staff

We can confidently say that we are one of the best brain injury rehabilitation centers because of our fantastic staff. We have collectively OVER 200 YEARS of clinical rehabilitation experience.  But it is not only our experience, nor the certifications that make us stand out. Every member of our staff is dedicated to their roles in promoting healing, wellness and personal fulfillment to our patients and their loved ones. And we know that it is best achieved in a positive and uplifting environment, filled with encouragement, support, and assistance. To read more about our team, click here.

Our programs

The goals of brain injury rehabilitation are to improve the patients’ capacity to function at home and in society and assist their loved ones in caring for the patient. In 1998 the Consensus Development Panel from the Consensus Development Conference on Rehabilitation of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury suggested for brain injury rehabilitation programs to:

  • Be based on the patient’s strong points and abilities
  • Continuously adapt to the patient’s changing needs
  • Bring together the expertise of many specialists

And our programs do that, and more! We design our programs in a way that will give our patients attainable and sustainable outcomes. This is one of our strengths as our programs have been nationally recognized by multiple organizations. Take for instance our Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Accredited Residential Rehabilitation Program and Brain Specialty Program.

Our facility

The NeuLife Rehabilitation facility is one of the largest brain injury centers in the Southeast, situated on 43 rolling acres of rural land in Florida. Our brain injury facility does not feel like other conventional residential rehab facility thanks to its home-like atmosphere. We embrace the belief that by creating a comfortable environment for our brain injury rehabilitation program patients, we allow them to focus on their journey of healing and achieving their recovery goals. Located in the beautiful landscape of Mount Dora in Florida, our modern facility contains 54 private suites with access to spacious common areas and facilities, such as:

  • Full-service kitchen with a professional chef on board
  • Theater and non-denominational chapel
  • Kitchen and laundry room for skills retraining
  • Arts and crafts room to be creative and work on fine motor skills
  • Accessible NeuLife van for seated/wheelchair transport
  • Virtual Reality rehabilitation room using the Nintendo Wii® gaming system

To find out more about what our facility has to offer, visit Our Facility – Brain Injury Facility page.

Learn more about our Best Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center!

NeuLife Rehabilitation is one of the LARGEST residential brain injury rehabilitation facilities in the Southeast with specialized rehabilitation programs for a wide range of catastrophic injuries. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Brain Injury Specialty Programs and Residential Rehabilitation. Our skilled clinical experts work with each patient individually to create a customized rehabilitation program best suited to the patient’s needs.

Every day we work with the goal of providing our patients with the highest quality of care. We believe that healing, wellness, and personal fulfillment are best accomplished in a positive and uplifting therapeutic environment where staff encourage, assist, and support all of their patients. And that is what we do!

To learn more about our facility, our staff and our work contact us, or schedule a tour! You can call us at 800-626-3876, or send us an email on info@neuliferehab.com. Find us at 2725 Robie Avenue, Mount Dora, Florida 32757.

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The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

Brain Trauma Rehabilitation Terms [Easy Guide Arounds Difficult Words] – Part 3

Many of us are so overwhelmed by the process of TBI diagnosis, treatment, and traumatic brain injury rehab, that we don’t even think to ask the important questions, or understand everything that the doctor says. A good physician will explain the tests, the diagnosis and the necessary rehabilitation in layman’s term. But, some won’t, or maybe the stress of the visit will make you forget as soon as you leave the office.

In Part 1 of this Guide, we explained some of these terms, especially the ones concerning functions and skills. In Part 2, we defined the terms related to some of the symptoms of TBI. Today, in Part 3, we’ll talk about the glossary concerning medication used to treat TBI.

Anticonvulsant

Medication used to decrease the possibility of a seizure (e.g., Dilantin, Phenobarbital, Mysoline, Tegretol).

Antidepressants

Medication used to treat depression.

Beta-blockers

Medication used mainly to slow down the heart, by blocking the action of hormones like adrenaline. Commonly used beta-blockers include:

  • atenolol (also called Tenormin)
  • bisoprolol (also called Cardicor or Emcor)
  • metoprolol (also called Betaloc, or Lopresor)
  • propranolol (also called Inderal or Angilol)

Neuroleptics

Neuroleptics, also known as antipsychotic medications, are used to treat and manage symptoms of many psychiatric disorders. They can be divided into two classes: first-generation (“typical” antipsychotics) and second-generation (“atypical” antipsychotics).

Antiepileptics

Antiepileptic drugs (commonly known as anticonvulsants or antiseizure drugs) are a varied group of pharmacological agents used in the treatment of epileptic seizures. Many seem to act as mood stabilizers and are used for the treatment of neuropathic pain.

Watch this film by Speed Pharmacology about antiepileptics –“Pharmacology – ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUGS (MADE EASY)”, to find out more:

 

Analgesics

May be used for pain relief and pain management.

Anti-Anxiety Agents

May lessen feelings of uncertainty, nervousness, and fear.

Anti-Coagulants

May be used to prevent blood clots.

Muscle Relaxants

May be used to reduce muscle spasms or spasticity.

Sedative-Hypnotic Agents

May be used to induce sleep or depress the central nervous system in areas of mental and physical response, awareness, sleep, and pain.

Stimulants

May be used to increase attention and alertness.

Amantadine

Amantadine belongs to the class of medications called adamantanes. It is thought to work to control movement problems by increasing the amount of dopamine in certain parts of the body.

Remember, when you talk to your doctor about taking any of these, or other drugs, mention what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking, or plan to take.

Stay tuned for the fourth part of this TBI glossary guide.

NeuLife Rehabilitation –  one of the best traumatic brain injury rehabilitation facilities!

NeuLife Rehabilitation is one of the best TBI rehab centers with specialized catastrophic rehabilitation programs for a wide range of catastrophic injuries.

Our programs for traumatic brain injury rehabilitation are customized to meet the individual needs of each patient. Our care plans are structured to promote the highest level of functional independence and successful community reintegration. Through the skills and experience of our highly trained team of clinical experts, we are able to treat a wide range of diagnoses and injuries at our brain injury rehab facility.

If you have any more questions concerning neuro rehab, brain injury rehab, or any other issue regarding traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, call us to make an appointment today. You can also schedule a tour to visit our best brain injury facility.

 

Sources:

http://www.headinjury.com/tbiglossary.htm

http://www.waiting.com 

https://www.biausa.org/brain-injury/about-brain-injury/treatment/medications

 

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

 

Acquired Brain Injury: An Integrative Neuro-Rehabilitation Approach [2nd Edition]

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) – what is it?

 

Acquired brain injury refers to any type of brain damage that happens after birth. Causes of ABI include disease, blows to the head, alcohol and drug use, or oxygen deprivation.

ABI does not entail damage to the brain resulting from neurodegenerative disorders.

Coping with the outcomes of acquired brain injury can be challenging for everyone, including family members.

2nd edition of a book about ABI

In July this year, Springer has published a new, improved edition of a comprehensive book called “Acquired Brain Injury: An Integrative Neuro-Rehabilitation Approach”. It can be of interest to all healthcare professionals in the field of neurology, and specifically ABI (Acquired Brain Injury), as well as ABI survivors and their families.

The book presents a comprehensive interdisciplinary team approach to the rehabilitation of acquired brain injury (ABI) survivors. Medical and clinical specialists will receive a deeper understanding of not only each other’s roles but of their corresponding roles in this field.

Book contents

 

In this publication, you will find, among many subjects:

  • a comprehensive chapter on physical therapy in ABI, 
  • updated chapters on neuropsychology, speech-language and occupational therapies, including new technology and strategies as well as evidence-based methods,
  • psychosocial challenges and treatment following ABI,
  • the value of family as team members,
  • post neuro rehabilitation choices and experiences.

Acquired Brain Injury: An Integrative Neuro-Rehabilitation Approach” 2nd edition provides evidence and context concerning the rehabilitation goals and processes for rehabilitation specialists, interdisciplinary students of neuro rehabilitation and practicing clinicians.

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Many case examples are provided, illustrating a wide spectrum of challenges and steps of recovery. This edition features 3 completely new chapters and various updated chapters by new and returning authors (with Jean Elbaum as the editor).

 

NeuLife Rehabilitation – The Best Neuro Rehab Facility!

 

NeuLife Rehabilitation is one of the largest residential post-acute rehabilitation facilities in the Southeast with specialized neuro rehabilitation programs for a wide range of catastrophic injuries. 

Our programs for neuro rehab are customized to meet the individual needs of each patient, and care plans are structured to promote the highest level of functional independence and successful community reintegration. With the skills and experience of our highly trained team of clinical experts, we are able to treat a wide range of diagnoses and injuries at our brain injury facility.

If you have any more questions concerning neuro rehab, brain rehab, or any other issues regarding brain injury, call us to make an appointment today. You can also schedule a tour to visit our brain injury facility. 

 

Source: 

https://www.springer.com/gp/product-marketing-tool/flyer/9783030166120?downloadType=PRODUCTFLYER 

 

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

 

Types of Brain Injury Rehabilitation (Neuro Rehab Options)

The National Institute of Health’s (NIH’s) approach to brain injury rehabilitation

In 1998, the NIH held a Consensus Development Conference on Rehabilitation of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury. The Consensus Development Panel recommended two things. First, that TBI patients have an individualized rehabilitation program developed for them, based on the patient’s strong points and abilities. And secondly, that rehabilitation services should be adapted over time in order to adjust to the patient’s changing needs.

The panel also recommended that severely injured individuals receive rehabilitation treatment that brings together the skills of many specialists. This involves individually customized treatment programs in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, physiatry (physical medicine), psychology/psychiatry, and social support.

Brain Injury rehabilitation  goal

The overall goal of rehabilitation after a Traumatic Brain Injury is to improve the patient’s capacity to function at home and in society. Therapists assist the patient in adapting to disabilities, and they alter the patient’s living environment (called environmental modification), to make everyday activities easier and more fulfilling. The best rehabilitation plans are structured to promote the highest level of functional independence and successful community re-integration.

The secondary goal is to assist the loved ones who care for the TBI patient. The more improved the patient’s abilities are, the better they can focus on other important tasks related to making their lives better as a whole.

Types of Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Types of rehabilitation therapy may include:

  1. Physical therapy. This treatment works to build physical strength, coordination, and elasticity.
  2. Occupational therapy. An occupational therapist supports a person in learning, or relearning how to complete daily tasks, such as getting dressed, cooking, and bathing.
  3. Speech therapy. This therapy works to rebuild the ability to build words, grammatical structures, and other communication skills, including the use of personal communication devices, if required. Speech therapy can also involve evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders (dysphagia).
  4. Psychological counseling. A counselor can help a person learn coping abilities, work on relationships, and develop general emotional well-being.
  5. Vocational counseling. This type of rehabilitation concentrates on a person’s readiness to return to work, find suitable opportunities, and deal with workplace hurdles.
  6. Cognitive therapy. This entails activities intended to enhance memory, concentration, perception, learning, planning, and judgment. For many people with TBI, cognitive therapy is amidst the most basic types of rehabilitation.

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The most important thing about rehabilitation is having a highly trained team of clinical experts prepare a customized program to meet the individual needs of a  patient. So make sure you choose the best brain injury rehabilitation facility.

NeuLife Rehabilitation – The Best Neuro Rehab Facility!

NeuLife Rehabilitation is one of the largest residential post-acute rehabilitation facilities in the Southeast with specialized catastrophic rehabilitation programs for a wide range of catastrophic injuries.

Our programs for neuro rehab are customized to meet the individual needs of each patient, and care plans are structured to promote the highest level of functional independence and successful community reintegration. With the skills and experience of our highly trained team of clinical experts, we are able to treat a wide range of diagnoses and injuries at our brain injury facility.

Learn more about our facility by watching this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K14aqxFg8CA

If you have any more questions concerning neuro rehab, brain rehab, or any other brain conditions, call us to make an appointment today. You can also schedule a tour to visit our brain injury facility.

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.