Long-term Care Programs

The impact of brain injury can change family and personal dynamics in many areas of a patient’s life. New practices and responsibilities can overwhelm a patient’s sphere of support, and these demands may require some type of care after patients return to life post injury. As compassionate caregivers, families sometimes need help as well, managing such realities as physical limitations, behavioral issues, and medical oversite. Centre for Neuro Skills recognizes these challenges and offers comprehensive care following rehabilitation. The Long Term Care program provides three options for assistance and ongoing help to patients and their loved ones. In each option, expert CNS staff work with patients in the familiar environment of the patient’s home or in a CNS residence close to the clinic. Trained staff are there to ensure that vital life skills learned in rehabilitation are practiced. These include safety, hygiene, self-care, communication, and reintegration into the community. Staff communicate frequently with the family, providing updates and making recommendations. The long-term care options are:

Assisted Living

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Limited therapy based on identified needs

Home icon   Reside in CNS home
  In-home NRS up to 24hrs/day, 7 days/week
  Transportation provided by CNS
Location Icon   Available in BakersfieldDallasLos Angeles 
and San Francisco

 

SUPPORTED LIVING

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Limited therapy based on identified needs

Home icon   Live in personal home in the community
  In-home NRS up to 16 hrs day, 7 days week
  Transportation provided by CNS
Location Icon   Available in BakersfieldDallasFort Worth,
HoustonLos Angeles and San Francisco

 

DAY ENRICHMENT

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Participates in Enrichment Center

Home icon   Live in personal home in the community
  No NRS residential rehab support
  Need to confirm details of program
Location Icon   Available in Bakersfield and Dallas


Assisted Living

Community-based life enrichment

  • Offered at most CNS locations; patients live in a CNS home or apartment
  • The goal is to maintain and/or improve core skills: cooking, safety, self-care, communication, money management, hygiene, and reintegration into the community
  • Trained staff help patients practice core skills learned in rehabilitation


Comprehensive program management

  • Nursing staff is available to assist with health needs
  • Living skills are reviewed consistently using tracking tools
  • Case management is available to address ongoing issues

Collaboration informs patient’s sphere of support

  • Staff communicate frequently with caregivers and respond to family needs and feedback
  • Reports, calls, and email keep conservators, payors, attorneys and loved ones updated
  • Admissions staff and case managers work proactively with a variety of funding sources

Supported Living

Personalized care and regular in-home visits

  • Neuro Rehabilitation Specialists provide support in the patient’s home up to 7 days a week and up to 16 hours a day
  • Activities of daily living and community integration are emphasized
  • Families receive help in managing difficult situations

 

Skills are reinforced with structure and ongoing training

  • A structured routine and community re-entry are encouraged
  • Home skills are practiced to enhance independence
  • Case management focus lessens the burden on family and funding sources

Integrating family, home, community

  • Skills learned in postacute care are challenged in real-life settings
  • Staff help patients address unanticipated situations that may occur
  • Transportation to CNS programs and activities can be provided


Ancillary services

  • Patients can also receive services related to physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and educational therapy, as well as money management training and psychotherapy as authorized

Day Enrichment

Fostering growth, learning, and fun

  • Patients spend a portion of the day at a CNS clinic, returning to their own home at night
  • Art, fitness, and socialization are among the activities
  • Available in the Bakersfield and Dallas locations

 

Oversite provided by behavior analysts, if needed

  • Counseling, behavior analysis, and medical condition tracking are available
  • This oversite supports neurobehavioral advancements achieved in rehabilitation
  • Staff work with patients on problem solving and communication

 

Personalized care, patient updates and safety precautions

  • Experts in brain injury tailor activities for each patient
  • Case managers track patient status and communicate with family members
  • Staff maintain safety and security