Brain Injury Program

Bacharach’s CARF-accredited Brain Injury Program provides comprehensive, individualized treatment plans. The program offers 24-hour inpatient rehab nursing services in a specialized setting. We help brain injury survivors increase cognitive and physical functioning from the acute recovery phase through community re-entry.

 

From the day of admission, an interdisciplinary team will work to evaluate the patient and construct a plan of care.  One of our five doctors of physical medicine will oversee the plan of care and follow the patient daily to measure gains and monitor progress.

 

Each patient will have physical therapy and occupational therapy, and other therapies as needed such as speech and language therapy, cognitive therapy and psychology or neuropsychology.

 

The team, including the case manager, meets weekly to discuss goals, progress, any equipment that may be needed, the prospective disharge date and family education and training if it is needed.

 

Rehabilitation nurses give care 24 hours a day, reinforcing the rehabilialtion skills learned in physical and occupational therapay as well as addressing the medical needs of the brain injured patient.

 

Families are welcome to visit and encouraged to participate in family education and training.

Bacharach offers specialized services for the brain-injured patient:

Brain injury program highlights:

Treatment team:

  • Physiatrist
  • Neuropsychologist, psychologist
  • Rehabilitation nurse
  • Occupational therapist, recreational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Speech/language pathologist
  • Dietitian
  • Case manager

 

Accredited for Brain Injury

 

In 2016, Bacharach served 156 brain injury inpatients through our CARF-accredited comprehensive brain injury program.  There was one 17 year-old and one 19-year old inpatient in 2016.

 

There were 377 brain injury outpatients in 2016.  Twenty-six were under age 21 and they had an average of 8.1 visits per patient.  The average number of adult outpatient visits per brain injury program is 17.2.

 

Every patient admitted to the Outpatient Brain Injury Program is evaluated with the Functional Assessment Measure (FAM). The FAM consists of 12 elements rated on a seven-point scale.  Data analysis indicated that improvements were noted on virtually all elements.  The average Discharge FAM score fell at the Supervision level to Modified Independent level of functioning. The magnitude of positive change was highest for Community Access, Reading, and Safety Judgment.