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Spotlight on: Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program

Published March 3, 2015

In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month in March, we invite you to learn more about Burke’s brain injury rehabilitation program.

The program aim to help patients return to the most active and productive lifestyle possible, following a traumatic or acquired brain injury. Burke serves adolescent through elderly patients with diagnoses such as brain tumor, meningitis, skull fracture, cerebral contusion, encephalitis, intra-cerebral or subarachnoid hemorrhage, and brain abscess.

Within a safe, secure and structured environment, patients receive intensive rehabilitation five to six times a week. Under the direction of Justin Hill, M.D., a neurologist, the professionals on the team will assess the patient’s medical and rehabilitation needs and work to establish individual goals.

Along with extensive support for the patient, Burke also offers help for caregivers as well through its monthly support group. The Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group provides a chance to meet others experiencing similar life changes. Through discussions and presentations, participants learn ways to help problem solve, cope and understand more about brain injuries and recovery issues. The group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in Harris Parlor in the main hospital on Burke’s White Plains campus.

For more info on the brain injury inpatient program, visit: burke.org/rehab/inpatient/brain-injury

And for more on the support group, visit: burke.org/community/support-groups/traumatic-brain

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