Brain Injury Rehabilitation

A brain injury is frightening thing to face. But through the wide range of unique, innovative therapies and technology at INTEGRIS Health, we can regain your confidence and independence.

INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation

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After the Injury

A brain injury is a frightening thing to face. Whether it was the result of an injury or accident – a traumatic brain injury (TBI) – or acquired due to illness or injury (acquired brain injury or ABI), at INTEGRIS Health, the injury isn’t the end of the story. Your brain is an incredible organ. It can be surprisingly flexible, reorganizing itself to regain lost function. This is known as brain 'plasticity'.

Learn about Brain Injury Rehabilitation at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation

The goal of rehabilitation is to help your brain learn alternative ways of working, in order to minimize the long-term impact of the injury. It’s important to understand that the deficits you might see today aren’t permanent. It’s impossible to predict what the outcome will be, however we strive to increase your independence while decreasing caregivers burden of care.

Recovery for the Whole Person

INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation offers the most comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services in the region. Our interdisciplinary team is dedicated to recovery not just of physical deficits, but of the whole person – emotionally, physically, mentally and socially.

Our primary goal is to ensure you not only survive, but learn to thrive with your new situation or new normal.

Understanding Brain Injury Rehabilitation

We don’t want to simply show you the practical side of living after a brain injury. Our goal is to help you live fully – to recover not only as many physical abilities as possible, but to address emotional, mental and social changes as well. To that end, we offer a combination of therapies and services you won’t find anywhere else in the region, including:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pet -Assisted Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Speech/Language Pathology
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Psychological Services
  • Social Work
  • Home Evaluation for Accessibility Modifications
  • Physical Medicine Physicians
  • Dietetics
  • Wound Care

Patient and family education are crucial to the rehabilitation process. Therefore, education sessions are held on a regular basis. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Bowel/Bladder
  • Coping
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Financial Planning
  • Home Modifications
  • Secondary Medical Complications
  • Self-Care
  • Equipment Needs
  • Community Resources
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Sexuality Coping and Adjustment

INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation brain injury program feels that education and family/caregiver support is a vital part of the rehabilitation process. Below are some ways we connect:

  • Community Outings: Getting around in the community can be intimidating, but we schedule regular community outings for those in inpatient programs to help you get comfortable with it before you’re officially discharged.
  • Family Conference: There’s a lot for families to understand, so we like to get everyone in the same room to discuss any personal or family concerns.
  • Home Evaluation: To provide assistance and recommendations for possible home modifications
  • Peer Mentor Program: People who have lived through a similar diagnosis or injury as the one you are experiencing are often the best resource. Many of our former Jim Thorpe “graduates” return on a regular basis to talk to and encourage patients who are just starting their own rehabilitation journey. 
  • Specialized training for you and your caregiver(s)
  • Caregiver support group: To provide continual support and resources 
  • Survivor support group: To provide continual support and resources after your hospital stay.
  • Community events: To offer socialization opportunities for you and your family with other brain injury survivors and their families.
  • ThinkFirst events: To offer platforms for you and your family to visit with school classes regarding brain injury and prevention.

In 2018, the brain injury specialty program at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation served 154 individuals.

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, known as CARF, is the accrediting body for inpatient rehabilitation programs. INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation is one of only three inpatient rehabilitation facilities in Oklahoma accredited for its stroke specialty program.

This type of accreditation is granted only to organizations that show substantial fulfillment of the standards established by CARF. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated that its programs and services are of the highest quality.

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