Inpatient Program Options

Inpatient Program Options

CNS' Residential Inpatient program includes a wide range of integrated therapies offered up to six hours a day, five days a week in our state-of-the-art clinics. Based on the type of program, patients either live in a nearby safe, secure CNS residence or in their own home, where they receive residential rehabilitation treatment by our trained Neuro Rehabilitation Specialist (NRS). Patients are transported between the CNS residence and clinic by our certified Transportation Services Department.

Inpatient Residential Program

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Therapy up to 6 hrs/day, 5 days/week

Home icon   Reside in CNS apartment or house
  NRS residential rehabilitation support
up to 7 days week / 24 hrs day
  Transportation provided by CNS
Location Icon   Available in Bakersfield, Dallas, Fort Worth
Los Angeles and San Francisco

Modified Inpatient Rehabilitation

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Therapy up to 6 hrs/day, 5 days/week

Home icon   Reside in own home in the community
  NRS residential rehabilitation support
up to 7 days week / 24 hrs day
  Transportation provided by CNS
Location Icon   Available in Bakersfield, Dallas, Fort Worth,
Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco

Rehabilitation & Therapy

Our programs maximize treatment effect in real-world settings, empowering patients to enjoy dignified, productive lives. CNS helps patients regain independence through community re-integration and learning vital life skills that foster self-sufficiency.

Patient in ZeroG Gait and Balance systemTherapy & Services

  • Physical, occupational, speech therapy
  • Vision and vestibular therapy
  • Education therapy
  • Counseling
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Medical coordination
  • Case management and nursing
  • Disease management and treatment

Read more about the wide-range of services and therapies CNS offers.

CNS programs are directed by a clinical staff under the leadership of Dr. Mark J. Ashley, Sc.D., CCC-SLP, CCM, CBIST, founder and CEO of CNS, who has dedicated his career to improving the lives of people with brain injury. Since its inception, CNS has guided thousands of patients on their journey of recovery. Our clinical and residential teams collaborate with physicians, insurers, and families to ensure that mutual goals are met.


For those in the Inpatient Residential program, CNS provides secure, home-like settings to ease the transition from postacute care to independent living. Set in neighborhoods close to CNS facilities, these residences are well-appointed and designed specifically for people with brain injuries. Each day, CNS residential staff inspires patients to achieve their own level of independence. A broad range of skills are taught and modeled.

Patient making lunch in kitchenBehavior Management

  • Appropriate social conduct
  • Problem solving/conflict resolution
  • Communication
  • Anger control
  • Initiation of tasks
  • Family interaction skills

CNS residential apartment living roomSocial Activities

  • Outings to sports events, cultural pursuits, places of worship
  • Bonding with other patients to plan group activities
  • Trips to parks, beaches, movies to support community re-integration
  • Group cooking and dining together to instill cooperation and teamwork

CNS residential apartment bedroomTasks of Daily Living

  • Safety at home and in the community
  • Self-care: hygiene/grooming, dressing, sleep routines, proper eating, cooking, clean-up, laundry
  • Establishing routines and completing tasks
  • Emergency responsiveness/safety training
  • Shopping, money and time management
  • Proper medication use
  • Public transportation use


Comfort and Security in a Modern Environment

CNS residential facilities are comfortable and designed to feel like home. Soft, ambient lighting illuminates the rooms. All facilities include Wi-Fi, as well as flat screen TVs, and modern appliances. Many bedrooms include decorator pillows, throws, and ample closet and dresser space.

Designing a secure living space for patients was a primary goal in selecting the homes and neighborhoods, so that patients and their families could feel confident about this phase of recovery.

Safety Features

  • Gated community setting
  • Private and semi-private rooms
  • Security camera system in common areas
  • Alarm and intercom systems
  • Internal mobile communication system
  • Automatic timed lighting system
  • Exterior door locking system for added safety
  • Locked drawers and cabinets in common areas to
    control medication access/distribution
  • Large walk-in and wheelchair accessible showers
  • Safety railing in bathrooms
  • Transportation available to and from CNS clinical facilities
  • Trained CNS staff supervision 24 hours a day

CNS also respects the language, culture, and  religion of residential patients. Specific needs such as dietary restrictions and proximity to places of worship are taken into account when planning the transition to a residential facility.

Bridging the Gap from Rehabilitation to Independence

Making the transition from rehabilitation to home life can be challenging if a period of structured living is not in the patient’s treatment plan. The CNS approach is to bridge this gap, teaching patients how to gain independence and skill so they are reunited successfully with their family, employers, and the community.