Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Main Number: 706-724-7746, 800-4WALTON
Inpatient Referrals: 706-826-5808
Nearly 1.5 million people in the United States will sustain brain injuries this year, with 235,000 of these injuries requiring hospitalization. For those survivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), the process of regaining lost abilities is about to begin. Since the most rapid improvement is seen within the first year after an injury, the decision of where to seek rehabilitation is crucial.
As the first provider in the state of Georgia to offer a full spectrum of services for brain injury rehabilitation, Walton is dedicated to helping you resume a productive and meaningful life following a TBI. Choosing Walton for Brain Injury Rehabilitation can mean progress, independence and hope.
The rehabilitation process is different for each person. This is why Walton's medical team works with you and your family to develop a treatment plan unique to your situation, needs and goals. The overall goal of our rehabilitation program is to help you regain the highest level of independence as possible. Because brain injury patients typically experience a prolonged course of recovery, Walton’s multilayered approach provides needed support and continued management of the effects of brain injury over time.
Inpatient: Walton's inpatient rehabilitation program provides care for individuals who require 24-hour nursing care and intensive rehabilitation. Once you have been discharged from an acute care hospital and admitted to Walton, you will work with a physician-led team to develop and implement an individualized treatment plan that may focus on areas such as walking, self-care (bathing, dressing, eating), coordination and balance, language and swallowing, behavior and memory.
Brain Injury Unit: Patients receive nursing care and physical, occupational and speech therapy in our dedicated brain injury inpatient unit staffed by certified brain injury specialists.
Outpatient: Survivors of brain injury may still require help with some of the long-term consequences of brain injury, including difficulties with memory and problem-solving. Our outpatient rehabilitation program provides multi-service or single service therapy depending on the needs of the patient. Physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as wheelchair and equipment clinics, driver evaluations, an augmentative communication program and a brain injury support group are offered through our outpatient services.
Pain and Medical Management: Brain injury physicians at Walton Medical Associates provide follow-up care and medical management of brain injury patients, including pain and headache, spasticity, disorders of consciousness, and chronic cognitive and mood problems.
Behavioral Medicine: Our neuropsychologists can help you understand how the mechanics of the injured brain affect behavior, while psychological counseling is also available to help families better understand and cope with emotional issues. Neuropsychology support is also important for return to community, including school and work.
Assisted and Independent Living and Fitness and Leisure also complement the Brain Injury Continuum.
Brain Injury Association of America, www.biausa.org
All About Traumatic Brain Injury, www.allabouttbi.com