Rating Scales

Monitoring and tracking patient progress is integral to the CNS emphasis on helping people achieve independence and return to a meaningful life. From the inception of treatment, a patient's core living skills are observed by trained staff who record progress or setbacks daily. The various rating scales used are clinical tools that help the treatment team tailor therapies for optimal outcomes. Each scale reflects a level of capability that guides decisions about what patients need to make progress. This data is then analyzed and used to determine what services patients may need post rehabilitation. The data also informs families, insurers, physicians, and others of the possible need for a specialist's input, or adaptive devices to aid the return to work or home. Patient tracking using these tools maximizes treatment effectiveness while providing a guide for the patient's long term well being.

Independent Living Scale

The Independent Living Scale is a powerful treatment tool that CNS utilizes to measure a patient’s skill level in core areas of capability. CNS is unique in the depth and detail of ILS tracking and its use in guiding treatment planning. The goal at CNS is to foster independence, greater autonomy and self-sufficiency for all patients, and the ILS is crucial in reaching those objectives.

Other Rating Scales

Other commonly used brain injury assessment tools, such as the Rancho Los Amigos, Disability Rating Scale and Glasgow Coma Scale.