Brain Injury Specialty Program
Comprehensive care for brain injury patients
A brain injury, whether the result of trauma, anoxia, tumor, or other neurologic disorder, can affect an individual’s mobility, memory, communication, balance, and, ultimately, independence. The Brain Injury Specialty Program at Touro Rehabilitation Center is specially-designed to provide education, resources, and support to patients and their caregivers. A dedicated treatment team is committed to providing individualized care to improve the quality of life for adolescents and adults following an acquired brain injury by increasing function, encouraging independence, and facilitating a safe return to the community.
The patient-centered program develops individual treatment plans to address physical, cognitive, behavioral, and social interaction skills, while working toward achieving realistic educational, vocational, social and/or leisure goals.
In addition to the patient and the family/caregivers, the interdisciplinary treatment team may consist of:
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
- Certified Rehabilitation Nurses
- Rehabilitation Case Managers
- Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists
- Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
- Respiratory Therapists
- Rehabilitation counselor
- Other specialists at Touro Hospital may be consulted, based on individual needs
Patient and caregiver education
Brain Injury Family Education Day is held the second Monday of each month in M6 from 9am-3:30pm.
- January 11
- February 8
- March 8
- April 12
- May 10
- June 14
- July 12
- August 9
- September 13
- October 11
- November 8
- December 13
Education and training are key components of the brain injury specialty program. In order to prepare caregivers for their new role, the interdisciplinary rehab team will educate on a variety of topics including:
- Nursing Care After Brain injury
- Cognitive and Behavioral Changes
- Role of Physical Therapy after a Brain Injury
- Role of Occupational Therapy after a Brain Injury
- Role of Speech Therapy after a Brain injury
- Case Management: Discharge planning, Resources, and Advocacy
- Coping Strategies for Families
Support for patients and caregivers
Support Group: A Brain Injury Support Group for brain injury survivors and caregivers second Monday of each month in the M6 Conference Room from 3:30pm-4:30pm following Brain Injury Family Education Day. It is free and open to the public as a resource and support system following a brain injury.
Please e-mail BrainInjuryProgram@LCMCHealth.org if you are interested in participation in the Brain Injury Support Group.
Brain Injury referrals are accepted based on specific patient qualifications. For referrals to the Brain Injury Program at Touro Rehabilitation Center, please call 504.897.8560 or email BrainInjuryProgram@LCMCHealth.org.
- Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with a Brain Injury
- Emergency Response Checklist for First Responders and Emergency Management Agencies
- Brain Injury Association of America http://www.biausa.org/
- Brain Injury Association of Louisiana www.biala.org
- The Brain Trauma Foundation https://www.braintrauma.org/
- Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network http://www.latan.org/
- Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center https://msktc.org/tbi
- Advocacy Center http://www.advocacyla.org/
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