Neurological rehabilitation is a program supervised by a doctor designed to help people with diseases, injuries or disorders of the nervous system, such as strokes and brain injuries.
The goal of neurological rehabilitation is to help people return to the highest level of function and independence possible while also improving their overall quality of life. The aim is to increase function and reduce debilitating symptoms.
Neurological rehab programs can be done inpatient or outpatient
Neurological rehab programs can be done inpatient or on an outpatient basis. The rehab program depends on the person’s injury or condition. If the patient is having trouble speaking or swallowing, a speech therapist can help the patient learn to do those things again. An occupational therapist might help teach a patient how to cook meals or shower safely. A physical therapist might help a patient stand and walk again.
There is a wide variety of reasons aside from stroke or brain injuries that someone might need neuro rehabilitation, such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy
Cass County Medical Care Facility provides treatment for people diagnosed with a range of neurological disorders. Depending on a patient’s needs, a variety of specialists, including physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists, are available to help people return to the highest level of function and independence possible.
Our therapists strive to increase functional abilities quickly in order to return short-term rehab residents to home at their highest level of independence and long-term residents to maximum potential for the best quality of life.