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Brain Injury Rehabilitation CARF Accredited

We’re Here for You

You and your caregivers are not alone. You have an entire team of people here to help you and your caregivers. Our team is here not only to provide patients with physical care, but also with the emotional, spiritual, and educational support you need.
  • Physiatrist
    (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician)
    You will be seen regularly by a physiatrist, who is a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Your physiatrist will determine your individual treatment and ongoing care needs and collaborate with your rehabilitation team.
  • Rehabilitation Nurse
    Rehabilitation Nurse
    Your rehabilitation nurse will work closely with you and your therapists, will reinforce your rehabilitation techniques when you aren’t in therapy, will encourage you to do as much as you can for yourself, and will help you practice what you learn in your therapies.
  • Occupational Therapist
    Occupational Therapist
    Your occupational therapist will help you become more independent in everyday living. Your OT will work with you on dressing, bathing, grooming, and other skills to help you become independent. Your OT will also help you use specialized equipment as needed.
  • Physical Therapist
    Physical Therapist
    Your physical therapist will help you with physical movement. Based on your needs, your PT will work with you on building your strength, increasing your endurance, increasing your range of motion, and enhancing your mobility (either by walking alone or with devices such as canes or walkers, or by becoming more independent in a wheelchair).
  • Speech/Language Therapist
    Speech/Language Therapist
    Your speech and language therapist will help you regain your ability to communicate. Based on your needs, your SLP will work with you on swallowing, memory and thinking skills, and finding alternative ways to communicate.
  • Rehabilitation Psychologist
    Rehabilitation Psychologist
    Your rehabilitation psychologist will help you and your caregivers cope with your individual illness or disability. Your rehabilitation psychologist will help you and your caregivers by providing counseling and education about your illness or disability.
  • Therapeutic Recreational Specialist
    Therapeutic Recreational Specialist
    Your therapeutic recreation specialist will incorporate your leisure activities into your therapy program. Your CTRS will work with you on building confidence and social interaction skills, learning to plan and do activities independently or with minimal assistance, and using community outings to practice your skills.
  • Neuropsychologist
    Your neuropsychologist will evaluate you for problems with attention, concentration, thinking, and memory and work with your therapists to develop a therapy plan to address your needs.
  • Chaplain
    Chaplains are available to provide spiritual support to you and your caregivers according to your spiritual needs.
  • Registered Dietician
    Registered Dietician
    Your dietician will help you meet your nutritional needs. Your dietician will assess your diet, work with the dietary staff to ensure you receive proper nutrition, and educate you and your caregivers on how to maintain a proper or modified diet (i.e. low-salt, low-cholesterol, etc.) at home.
  • Case Manager
    Discharge Planner (DCP)
    Your discharge planner is an integral part of your interdisciplinary team. Your discharge planner will help you and your caregivers by answering your questions and coordinating needed resources to help prepare for your discharge from RHI.
Education & Support
RHI recognizes the importance of support and education for patients and their loved ones to cope with the life changes that accompany a brain injury. For more information about the education and support opportunities available at RHI, please contact the Registration desk.
  • Brain Injury Coping Skills Group

    Brain Injury Coping Skills Group is a 16-session group treatment that meets for two hours each week. The treatment is provided to the survivor of brain injury AND his or her caregiver / family. Participants in this group will learn about the effects of brain injury, what to expect in terms of recovery, the important role that family plays in rehabilitation, signs and symptoms of depression, and ways of managing challenging behavioral and emotional situations after brain injury. Participants will also learn to develop good stress management and problem-solving skills and will how to better cope with the effects of the injury on a long-term basis. Finally, goal-management training is provided and survivors are guided on how to accomplish certain rehabilitation goals that are deemed meaningful to them. The group allows both survivors and caregivers to be involved in the rehabilitation process by learning pertinent skills needed to improve overall recovery, and it provides a supportive environment for individuals going through rehabilitation to meet others and share similar concerns.

  • Peer Mentoring Brain Injury Service

    The peer mentoring service pairs patients who have experienced brain injuries (or a caregiver), with someone who has experienced something similar. Whether you have experienced a brain injury, or someone who has taken care of a loved one with a brain injury, you may be looking for support. Individuals going through these challenges often experience feelings of loneliness, loss of friends and support, loss of things that they can do, loss of identity, or are just looking to connect with someone who really understands what it is like to go through something similar. This program pairs trained volunteers up with individuals who would like additional support along the way and helps those individuals better deal with the effects of the challenges from the brain injury.

  • Bridging the Gap Support Group

    Bridging the Gap Support Group is for survivors of brain injury and/or their family and caregivers. The goal of the group is to provide a support system that helps meet the needs of individuals at any stage of their recovery, empower connections to resource and services, and provide an opportunity to meet others who share a similar circumstance.


    Bridging the Gap meets the fourth Monday of every month at the Neuro Rehab Center, 9531 Valparaiso Court, Indianapolis from 6:30-8:00pm.

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Questions You May Have...
  • What will I be doing when I am not in therapy?

    When not in therapy, patients typically rest, visit with friends and family, or find some form of recreation.

  • Can my family join me in therapy sessions?

    Yes! Families are strongly encouraged to attend therapy sessions to observe and ask questions, especially those who will be the primary caregiver after discharge.

  • How many hours of therapy will I have each day?

    Patients have 3-5 hours of therapy a day during the week. Weekend therapy is reduced to allow you to rest and visit with family and friends.

  • What time does my therapy start?

    Inpatient therapy begins at 8:30a.m.

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