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Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Craig Hospital provides a comprehensive system of care for patients with brain injury, from the initial days after injury, through inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient treatment, home and community based services, and long term follow-up. Our goal is to help patients return home as independent and prepared for the future as possible.

We are equipped to provide care for newly-injured patients and work with a wide range of acute medical issues. Our staff is experienced in treating adolescents and adults with moderate to severe brain injuries, with all levels and types of medical, physical, cognitive, and behavioral challenges.

Statistics

93 %

of inpatients with traumatic brain injury were discharged directly to home.

87 %

of patients were independent one year after discharge, rated on a Supervisory Rating Scale.

Craig Hospital Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Patient in Speech Language TherapyInterdisciplinary Team

Our exceptional physicians, nursing staff, therapists, and health care professionals work together to bring you the best care possible. Each patient at Craig Hospital has a dedicated interdisciplinary team.

Our clinical staff are experts in treating the early stages of recovery from a brain injury. Your team, which specializes in traumatic brain injury, strives to maximize physical, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning and to prevent/minimize chronic disability. Each inpatient team has the patient and family at the center, and includes rehabilitation nurses, rehab techs and behavior attendants, neuropsychologists, speech and language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, therapeutic recreation specialists, respiratory care, a school tutor, driving evaluators, dietitians, a community reintegration specialist, patient and family service counselors, a broad based medical consulting staff, insurance adjustors, and case managers.

It's a wonderful place. I couldn't image wanting to go through a rehab program anywhere else.

Jared King

Brain Scans for Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Patient at Craig Hospital

Individualized Treatment

Craig Hospital provides an individualized treatment plan, built on an understanding of the patient's neurological diagnosis and prognosis, as well as the relationships between the injury and behavior. Additionally, the treatment plan is reviewed and adapted within the context of the patient's personality, goals, resources and environment, and the community to which the patient and family will be discharged.

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Length of Stay

The length of inpatient stay is highly individualized, depending on the severity of the brain injury and the rate of improvement. Typically, length of stay ranges between 30-90 days, depending on diagnosis, severity of injury, rehabilitation goals, and medical complications.

Craig Hospital TBI patient and family

Family Involvement

Brain injury rehabilitation involves not only the patient, but the patient's family and support system. Families are also urged to observe and participate in therapy sessions and to attend educational programs about traumatic brain injury. Our clinical care managers provide families with counseling, assistance with insurance and help in applying for benefits.

Craig Hospital recreational therapy outdoor gardens

Outdoor therapy gardens are central to many patient activities and provide an invaluable recreational outlet.