Our mission is to render high quality interdisciplinary outpatient rehabilitation services to persons with acquired brain injury to assist them in reaching the highest level of independence and functioning in daily life. We achieve this mission by promoting patient and family understanding, providing experienced medical staff with a complete understanding of neurological disorders, and by providing a holistic approach to rehabilitation by addressing cognitive, psychosocial and sensorimotor issues.
The Day Neuro Program is appropriate for people with a brain injury who:
- Are not able to live independently due to cognitive and/or physical deficits
- Need to resume advanced independent living skills
- Show potential to return to employment
- Are working toward returning to high school or college
Your Day Neuro Care Team
Depending upon your individual needs and which clinic you get treatment at, your team may consist of:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician (PM&R/Physiatrist)
A physiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The physiatrist leads the team in treatment planning to accomplish unified goals. Your internist or primary care physician should handle general health needs. If a doctor outside of Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation referred you to the program, a physiatry consultation can be arranged if requested by your referring physician.
The neuropsychologist is a PhD-level psychologist with special expertise in the area of brain/behavior relationships. Specialized testing is used to determine any cognitive, intellectual or behavioral changes that may have resulted from brain injury. The neuropsychologist plays an important role in planning cognitive remediation activities with all of the team members.
Physical Therapists (PT)
Physical therapy focuses upon improving motor function, minimizing physical disabilities and restoring normal movement patterns. The physical therapist assesses and treats the areas of strength, joint range of motion, balance, endurance, motor planning, gait, transfers and mobility.
Occupational Therapists (OT)
Their role is to assist in promoting maximal independence with meaningful activities of daily living such as self-care, home management and community participation. They also focus on improving skills needed for high level activities such as return to driving and work if these are appropriate goals. Initial evaluation will focus on identifying physical, cognitive and visual deficits, which may interfere with safety and independence during daily routines. The OT will develop a treatment plan to address these areas of impairment. A referral or follow-up with a neuro-optometrist may be facilitated to better assess visual impairments and develop a collaborative treatment plan to improve visual function and processing. The OT will also collaborate with the patient to ensure understanding of the recommended return to driving process which may include driving simulation, practice DMV tests, attention, processing tasks and an adaptive driving evaluation referral as appropriate.
Speech-Language Pathologists (Speech Therapist/ST)
Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)
Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (TR)
These clinicians evaluate past leisure pursuits and help develop new leisure interests, as well as the skills necessary for successful return to an active and healthy lifestyle. They act as a resource to the patient and family in identifying activities within the community that the whole family can continue after discharge.
The case manager coordinates with all people involved in planning and implementing your treatment program. This includes problem solving issues related to financial resources, intervening in problematic situations, reviewing discharge options and making appropriate referrals upon discharge from the program.
The therapy aide - or rehabilitation aide - is specially trained and supervised by a licensed therapist to supervise activities that address your rehabilitation goals.
Daily treatment schedules are customized to meet the individual needs of each patient. Your day will comprise of individual treatment time with a therapist as well as multi-patient activity sessions. There will also be times when you are working independently on projects your therapist has devised to target the goals that are set by you and your therapy team The following is just a sample of some of the groups your therapists lead:
- Expressive Language
- Speech Intelligibility
- Cognitive Skills / Problem Solving
- Brain Information
- Social Skills
- Meal Preparation, Planning, and Organization
- Activities of Daily Living
- Money Management
- Work Skills
- Leisure Activity
- Dynamic Balance
- Mobility / Walking
- Upper Extremity Exercises
- Driver Rehabilitation
- Community outings are scheduled for different patients-individually and as a group on an ongoing basis. These outings are extremely important since they will give you the opportunity to practice new skills in real-life situations.
- Community outings are needed to ensure that you can perform all of the skills needed to allow you to live alone or to return to work or school. Your therapy team will set specific goals that can only be addressed and met on community outings.
- You will be notified in advance of all planned outings, to ensure that you bring all necessary items to therapy such as a coat, sunscreen, or extra money, for example.
Cost of program
- The cost of the program varies depending upon your specific treatment plan. We are contracted with most major insurance companies. Your specific benefits will be discussed with you prior to starting the program. To check and see if your policy is in our network, please call our scheduling office at 888.722.9567 to verify your insurance.
- If your insurance does not cover the program, or you do not have insurance coverage, we do offer financial assistance options. Please contact the program to discuss these. After discharge from the program please call the customer service office if you have any billing or account questions. The number for the billing department is 1.866.889.9968.