Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program
Injury to the brain involves the entire person—and so does rehabilitation. The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio (RIO) provides services tailored to the physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs of patients with acquired or traumatic brain injuries.
After the acute treatment phase in the hospital, our Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program is ready to help brain injury patients with the adjustment and reestablishment of life at home, school, work, and in the community.
At RIO, brain injury patients age 13 and older benefit from the most complete, comprehensive, effective therapies available.
We provide rehabilitative care for people who have experienced brain injuries related to:
- Anoxia (the brain does not receive oxygen) and hypoxia (the brain does not receive enough oxygen)
- Brain tumor
- Lack of oxygen to the brain
- Neurological disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nerves
- Traumatic brain injury (from motor vehicle accident, fall, assault or sports-related injury)
Through its inpatient, CORP and HIRE programs, our Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program addresses such areas as:
- Behavior issues
- Bowel/bladder functioning
- Eating and swallowing
- Psychosocial issues
- Health and safety
CORP—The Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Program
This is intensive interdisciplinary care that moves people from hospital discharge to functioning in the community. Designed for adolescents, adults and the elderly, CORP focuses on the basics of daily living, with the objective of maximizing independence.
The HIRE Program, for patients age 18 and older, is a next step after traditional therapy on the way back to work or school. As with other rehabilitation services at MVH, HIRE’s team of rehab specialists works to evaluate, treat and coach patients through the recovery process and the return to the job.
The Brain Injury Program provides ongoing support for patients with brain injuries. For inpatients, telephone follow-up, recommendations and referrals to external resources continues until three months after discharge. For CORP patients, follow-up continues for six months. And for those in the HIRE program, there are follow-ups at three, six, nine, 12 and 24 months.
A Winning Team
At RIO, a patient’s interdisciplinary team could include experts from the following areas:
Specialists from all of these disciplines work together to create treatment plans customized to meet the needs of patients and their families.