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.
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:
- Brain injury support group monthly meetings
- Therapeutic recreation
- Wheelchair clinic with computerized pressure mapping system
- Therapeutic pool program
- Home accessibility evaluation
- Driver training program
- Neuropsychologist, psychologist
- Rehabilitation nurse
- Occupational therapist, recreational therapist
- Physical therapist
- Speech/language pathologist
- 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 25 brain injury outpatients in 2016. Three were under age 21 and they had an average of 27.6 visits per patient. The average number of adult outpatient visits per brain injury program is 31.4.
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 of 2016 and 2017 indicates that improvements were noted on virtually all elements. The average Discharge FAM score fell at the Modified Independent level of functioning. The magnitude of positive change was highest for Community Access, Emotional Adjustment, Adjustment to Limitations, and Employability.