Community and recreational outings, activity programs, and innovative treatment approaches are among a few of the services we offer on a daily basis to our residents.
Our trained and dedicated brain injury team focuses on enhancing physical fitness and emotional state, social and behavioral development, home and community mobility, communication and cognitive skills, and strategies for independent living. Life Skills Technicians and Life Skills Specialists are on site 24 hours a day with 24 hour on-call nursing staff. An on site Registered Nurse supervises and trains staff for all nursing functions and specialized care. Each resident is evaluated by licensed therapists (physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy upon admission to the program and at regular intervals thereafter to develop a treatment plan that is carried out daily by trained Life Skills Specialists.
Some residential programs may say this, but at Residential Brain Injury we can prove it. We have staff that have been at Residential Brain Injury for over 14 years. They work hand in hand with our residents and grow with them over the years. Our team of professionals develops the trust of our residents and their families and guardians. We Believe we have earned the right to say that we truly have a family environment.
Beautiful, Healing Location
Residential Brain Injury's complex is located near scenic Palmetto State Park on a beautiful, rural campus only nine miles from Luling and its parent facility, Warm Springs Specialty Hospital. The close proximity to medical and therapy services allows Residential Brain Injury to offer all the high tech medical care our residents may need, while also allowing for a smooth transition from the hospital or nursing-based treatment settings. This unique location also provides numerous opportunities for therapeutic recreation activities including fishing, camping, canoeing, and group or family outings. Residential Brain Injury combines the best of both worlds to bridge the gap that exists between hospital and community-based care.
An Innovative Program
Community and recreational outings, activity programs, and other innovative treatment approaches are designed to provide structure and consistency in daily living, while stressing community access and community re-entry.
To further enhance the program, outpatient services are available and can be added from a team of clinicians that includes a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, neurologist, neuropsychologist, internist, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, respiratory therapists, nurses, and dieticians.
We work closely with families, physicians specializing in lifecare planning, trust officers, attorneys, and guardians to ensure that all future needs of the brain injured patient are identified and provided in a safe residential environment that focuses on continually reaching new milestones of improvement.
"I first met Jim in 2001. He was getting around with a rolling walker and wore extensive bracing on both legs. He bent over when he walked due to back pain, and you couldn't even tell that he was a tall man. Jim would easily get fatigued and need assistance with walking. We created a treatment plan that included back strengthening exercises that Residential Brain Injury staff did every day with Jim. Once he started getting stronger in his trunk, the pain decreased, and we were able to decrease the length of this leg brace on one side. Jim started walking more upright with the walker, which is when we could really appreciate his height.
Eventually Jim was able to progress to a hemi-walker with gait and then onto a quad cane. It was Christmas 2004 when the staff of Residential Brain Injury told me that Jim had something to show me. Little did I know that my Christmas present that year would be witnessing Jim walking across the room without a walker or a cane; something had not done in years since his brain injury. Jim continues to progress with his walking and rarely uses a wheelchair anymore. His recent accomplishments include learning to dribble a basketball while walking. Jim is a living testament to the power of hard work and the human spirit. I use Jim as an example to my PT students to never give up on a patient."