Being an inpatient is just the beginning of a rehabilitation journey that continues even after patients are discharged. The length of time patients stay with us depends on the type of treatment they need. Within the first few days of their stay we work with them to plan their discharge, ensuring any community services they may need are in place when they return home.
We have a fully staffed, 10 bed unit that is specifically designed for individuals with an acquired brain injury, who require an intensive and comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program. This inpatient program is one component of the rehabilitation continuum offered by Parkwood Institute to persons with an acquired brain injury.
Our goal... To provide opportunities for individuals to regain and maintain an optimal level of physical, cognitive, behavioural and psychosocial independence, based on patient and family focused rehabilitation goals.
What services do we provide?
- Physiatry (physical medicine and rehabilitation)
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Social Work
- Therapeutic Recreation
- Rehabilitation Therapy
- Clinical Nutrition
- Clinical Pharmacy
- Consultation available with Audiology, Chiropody, Orthotics, Seating Clinic, Geriatric Medicine, and Spiritual Care
Members of our team work together to assess a patient's level of functioning in several different areas.
Who do we serve?
- Individuals over the age of 16 with an acquired brain injury who require intensive and comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation.
- Individuals with an acquired brain injury living in the ten counties of Southwestern Ontario (Bruce, Elgin, Essex, Grey, Huron, Kent, Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford and Perth).
What can you expect?
- timely interdisciplinary assessments
- collaborative treatment planning meetings that include the team, the patient and the family
- encouragement of family members to actively participate in therapy sessions
- bi-weekly team progress and review conferences
- flexible visiting hours for friends and family. Visitation is encouraged and determined by each patient's condition and stage of recovery
- regularly scheduled family conferences
- weekend leaves of absence (LOA) as appropriate to assist with successful transition to home and community upon discharge