The Inpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at Spalding provides 24 hour per day, 7 days per week services to adolescents and adults who have functional and/or behavioral deficits resulting from a brain injury.

This inpatient program provides structured environments that address each individual patient’s deficits to assist him or her in achieving the highest level of independence. An individualized treatment plan is formulated and implemented, using input from an interdisciplinary team that includes the patient, family, and/or significant other. The treatment plan is evaluated and modified as needed on an ongoing daily basis. All areas of each patient’s physical, behavioral, cognitive, psychosocial, and community-based skills are assessed.

What To Expect While During a Brain Injury Inpatient Stay

While your family member is here, he/she will be seen by a multidisciplinary team consisting of some or all of the following:

  • Physiatrist
  • Internist
  • Neuropsychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Physician Assistant Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Case Manager
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Dietitian

Learn More about the Roles of Each Brain Injury Team Member

Brain Injury Treatmen Plan

During the first several days, evaluations will be completed on your family member to be followed by daily team meetings to establish an appropriate treatment plan.

The first step towards recovery is re-establishing a healthy sleep/wake cycle and managing the environment to promote the return of normal behaviors. To accomplish this, a controlled stimulation environment is instrumental in the rehabilitation process.

Controlled Stimulation Environment

The Controlled Stimulation Environment requires:

  • A QUIET environment. Please keep voices and noise to a minimum.
  • LIMITING visitors to 1-2 people for short amount of time per visit (15-20 mins).
  • Following other controlled stimulation recommendations made by the rehabilitation team.
  • Restricted access to television and telephone may be necessary to create this environment. Please check with staff regarding these recommendations.
Learn More About Spalding's Controlled Stimulation Protocol

As your family member recovers, stimulation will be increased gradually. This will include adding telephone and television, having therapies off unit, eating meals in the large dining room, increasing visitors, or going on a therapeutic outing. The treatment plan is discussed daily and revised as appropriate.

We appreciate your participation in the rehabilitation process and cooperation with these treatment guidelines.