Robotics are changing the approach to therapy for people with neurological conditions.
Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation recently received a $1 million charitable donation from long-time philanthropist James Klinghoffer.
The donation will be used to fund the James Klinghoffer Neurorecovery Center at Bacharach offering a full range of the most advanced robotic devices available.
The Center will be open to the public by late fall of 2017 and will showcase the latest developments in robotic technology to help people recovering from stroke and neurological disorders. Studies have shown that the outcomes of using robotic technology are long lasting and more beneficial than conventional therapy.
Repetitive patterning has been shown to optimize neurological recovery. Using robotic innovations, Bacharach therapists will be able to help patients perform more repetitions than could be performed via conventional therapy.
“At Bacharach, it is important to us that we provide the best care and treatment for our patients,” said Richard Kathrins, Ph.D., CEO and President of Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation. “We are always evolving and testing out cutting edge therapy techniques in order to help restore independence to our patients. The Klinghoffer Neurorecovery Center will uphold our mission and allow us to keep paving the way in stroke and neurological disorders treatment.”
Mr. Klinghoffer, a Longport, N.J. resident, has been helping to improve medical care in South Jersey for many years. In addition to Bacharach, he has been a major donor to both Deborah Hospital and Shore Medical Center and his generosity also supports programs at Jewish Family Services, Gilda’s Club, Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Assistance Fund and Meals on Wheels in Atlantic City. He credits his parents, Harry and Edith Klinghoffer, as the inspiration for his charitable giving. “I give because my parents were very charitable people and they instilled that value in me,” said Klinghoffer.
“We are so grateful to Mr. Klinghoffer for his generous donation,” said Gabe Staino, Senior Development Officer. “He is helping us make a difference in our community and we are so lucky to have his support.”