Neurological Rehabilitation Program
Neurological Rehabilitation Program Description
The goal of Burke’s Neurological Rehabilitation Program is to help you achieve the highest level of independence possible as you recover from impairments caused by a neurological condition. We serve adolescent through elderly patients, with diagnoses such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, Guillian-Barre syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis and peripheral nervous system disease.
Within a safe, secure and structured environment, Burke offers intensive therapy seven days a week. Your schedule will be determined by your individual needs and goals. As a patient in any of Burke's inpatient programs, rehabilitation nursing and access to a physician are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The interdisciplinary rehabilitation team consists of you and your family or caregiver, as well as medical, nursing and other rehabilitation specialists. The professionals on the team will assess your medical and rehabilitation needs and work with you to establish your individual goals. In close collaboration, the team designs and implements your treatment program. Throughout your treatment, the entire team meets formally once per week to discuss your progress.
Scope of Services
Burke’s Neurological Rehabilitation Team is committed to:
- Providing comprehensive, patient-focused rehabilitation through an interdisciplinary approach based on communication, collaboration and cooperation
- Maximizing recovery from the physical, cognitive, and psychological impairments caused by neurological conditions
- Removing or lessening restrictions to participation in life activities and providing counseling on alternative possibilities for life participation as necessary
- Preparing the individual and family or caregiver for transition to the next stage of the rehabilitation process
Patient and Family/Caregiver Education
Ongoing education of the individual with a neurological condition and the family and/or caregiver is essential in order to maximize recovery from the physical, cognitive and psychological impairments and effectively prepare for the transition to the next stage in the rehabilitation process.
Individuals with a neurological condition will receive ongoing education from each discipline throughout his/her stay in order to maximize achievement of their goals. Much education focuses on the fact that, for many patients, their injuries and resulting conditions are life-changing and lifelong. Coping, resources, and the need for lifelong follow up to deal with changing needs are provided.
Family members and/or caregivers are encouraged to attend and participate in treatment sessions and patient care activities as appropriate. A series of educational lectures and discussions for families and other caregivers on various topics related to neurological conditions is conducted by team members once a week. Providing education and training for the family and/or caregivers is an essential component of the patient’s rehabilitation stay and provides an opportunity to successfully transition the patient to the next phase of rehabilitation.
Located in White Plains, New York, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital's Neurological Rehabilitation Program attracts patients from Westchester County, New York City, Long Island, Northern New Jersey, and Connecticut. Burke also welcomes patients from across the country and around the world who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, and other nervous system diseases.
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