Pleasant Hope, MO
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affects more than 1.5 million Americans each year. Yet, no two injuries are alike nor do they create the same challenges for patients and their families. Furthermore, studies show that where an individual goes for treatment can make all the difference in his or her recovery.
At SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital’s Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation, patients benefit from a highly-specialized program that is tailored to the unique physical and/or functional limitations, cognitive/communication impairments and emotional or behavioral difficulties of the individual.
SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital delivers an integrated and thorough brain injury rehabilitation program. As a specialized hospital, we provide the earliest possible start to brain injury rehabilitation to optimize the recovery of individuals at every level of injury – when appropriate, we treat those in a minimally conscious state to those requiring outpatient cognitive rehabilitation in one of our Day Institute programs.
Our brain injury program includes:
Our goal-directed approach helps brain injury patients to:
Our comprehensive brain injury rehabilitation program also focuses on the unique needs of individuals who have a traumatic brain injury and non-traumatic brain injury and require advanced treatment for their complex physical, functional, cognitive and behavioral challenges.
Brain injuries, whether traumatic or non-traumttic, can range from mild to severe. They can interfere with the way a person thinks, behaves and functions, leaving the individual unable to perform basic tasks and affecting memory, concentration, communication, speech, swallowing and vision, as well as mobility. For some, recovery can take weeks or months. For others, it is a lifelong process. Our brain injury rehabilitation professionals understand this and work tirelessly to help patients maximize their skills and independence.
We provide a holistic and comprehensive program of medical, nursing, neuropsychology and therapy services to successfully address the individual needs of each patient. SSM's interdisciplinary team draws on the expertise and experience of brain injury rehabilitation specialists:
SSM Health Rehabilitation has provided over 20 years of specialized brain injury rehabilitation in the greater St. Louis bi-state area. Many of our patients travel from other states to receive our specialized care. Our brain injury program integrates the advanced treatment, proven therapies and leading-edge technologies that benefit patient recovery.
Among the many advances available to patients as appropriate are:
As part of our dynamic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital provides a wide range of specialized services including orthotics services, assistive technologies, adjustment groups, advanced wheelchair seating and mobility options, and coordination with vocational counseling as needed.
To help individuals successfully transition to life at home, at work and in the community, the SSM Health Rehabilitation Network provides an unparalleled continuum of patient care starting at the acute hospital level, transitioning through our rehab programs, and continuing on through one of our Day Institute day programs, outpatient or home care rehab services.