Our brain injury rehabilitation program in Fort Smith offers comprehensive care to address physical dysfunction, cognitive impairments, and behavioral issues. Our therapists have specialized skills and training designed to help them recognize the unique needs of brain-injured individuals and provide consistent and structured rehabilitation.
Our facility offers an electronically secured and video-monitored rehabilitation unit to provide our patients with a secure and safe environment. The unit is equipped with a low-stimulation dayroom to allow individuals to receive three hours of therapy, five days a week. To help patients regain the most function possible after a brain injury, our therapists work with each patient on an individual basis. They implement a therapy plan designed to maximize potential and complement medical interventions by adhering to an interdisciplinary team-based approach to care.
Some of the most common problems experienced by patients after brain injury include:
The loss of function following a brain injury is different for every person. Loss of function is mainly due to:
Just as no two people are alike, no two brain injuries are alike. Treatment and rehabilitation vary from individual to individual. Our therapists are experts in providing individualized, specialized and advanced brain injury rehabilitation. Rehabilitation involves multiple medical team members, including physical medicine rehabilitation, physiatrists, rehabilitation nurses, social workers, case managers, and physical, occupational, and speech therapists. Therapy may include:
We use standardized improvement measures to track our patient outcomes and ensure that we are providing evidence-based services that are best suited to assist our patients in making the most gain possible during their therapy. These measures include the length of stay, discharge destination and return to acute care.
Family caregivers and friends are critical in the recovery from a brain injury. Family and friends, as well as the brain injury survivor, should be the primary members of the rehabilitation team. Providing care for a person with a brain injury can be a very stressful and frustrating time. It is critical for caregivers to remember to pay attention to their own personal needs in addition to those of the brain injury survivor.
Social workers or any member of the rehabilitation team can offer support to the brain injury survivor’s caregivers, and this is an important component of our rehabilitation program. Team members are prepared to provide family members with information and/or additional resources throughout the rehabilitation process.
Family education about prognosis, how to help a loved one, and how caregivers can get help for themselves is critically important to us.