Traumatic Brain Injury

The Traumatic Brain Injury rehabilitation program is for individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury and have the goal of returning to a community setting and who may need a significant amount of time and rehabilitation to be able to reach their goals. These individuals may also have complex medical needs that complicate their rehabilitation process.

The CARF-accredited TBI program at Meadowbrook is a leader in the region in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation and is the only program recognized by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) under the TBI Waiver Program.

The TBI rehabilitative program is designed for patients wanting to receive therapies and services that enable them to reach their highest level of independent function and quality of life.

TBI rehabilitation criteria

  • Must have a documented diagnosis of traumatic brain injury
  • Must be between the ages of 16 and 65
  • Must be eligible for Kansas Medicaid
  • Must be able to participate in four hours of rehabilitation services at least five days per week
  • Must have rehab potential
  • Must have desire and/or ability to live in a community setting

Expectations

TBI room

TBI Room

Individuals are expected to fully participate in the rehabilitation program and their discharge planning process. Family involvement is also highly encouraged. Family meetings, which consist of the individual, the family, and the insurance case manager are held regularly to ensure the patient is showing progress towards their rehabilitation goals. Interdisciplinary team conferences are held every two weeks to discuss the patient’s progress, barriers to discharge, medical status, and discharge needs. Each patient has a designated social worker who acts as a liaison between the patient, the family, the payor and the treatment team.

Services

The TBI rehabilitation program at Meadowbrook is an intensive program with a vast array of services. Each patient has a complete team of rehabilitation professionals who work diligently to ensure the patient returns to the community at their highest level of independence. These professionals include: physical, occupational and speech therapists; 24-hour respiratory therapy; board certified  music therapist, recreational therapist; life skills coordinators; social workers; certified rehabilitation and brain injury specialist nursing services; registered dietician; and dedicated certified wound care nurse, among others.

Medical Staff

Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital has a full range of physician services available to attend to patient needs. Members of Meadowbrook’s medical staff include providers in the following specialties: physical medicine and rehabilitation, internal medicine, orthopedic/spine surgery, psychiatry, neuropsychology, psychology, neuro-optometry and other specialties. Additionally, nurse practitioners are available on-site each day.

Other Services

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Anger management and health emotions groups
  • Community re-entry education
  • Music therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Parenting classes
  • Behavior modification plans
  • Support groups
  • Social skills education
  • Religious services
  • WiFi and computer lounge

Outcomes

The length of stay for individuals in a TBI rehabilitation program can range from a few months to over a year; however, length of stay will depend on an individual’s level of functioning, medical status, discharge plan, and level of support at the time of discharge. Meadowbrook’s focus is on helping our TBI patients transition to their ‘new normal’ and a lifestyle that makes sense to them in an environment of their choosing. We work with several local and regional agencies to assist in the arrangement of services needed to provide a smooth and seamless discharge back into the community.

Acute Rehabilitation Program

Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital is a 54-bed acute rehabilitation facility dedicated to providing the highest level of quality and patient outcomes possible.

We offer patients and their families a holistic approach with ’round-the-clock medical services in a caring environment overseen by physicians with extensive experience in rehabilitation.