A Program of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital
We’re changing the culture of care for people living with a brain injury. The Lifespan Alternative is a new alternative to residential care for individuals with a brain injury. Instead of delivering peace and comfort, nursing homes often become places of loneliness and despair for survivors of a brain injury. Most nursing homes simply aren’t equipped—medically, professionally, or culturally—to handle their unique needs. That’s why we developed The Lifespan Alternative. It is what we specialize in.
A Letter from our CEO
Family members know the realities of living with the effects of a severe brain injury. They have firsthand knowledge of their loved one’s life in the years following their injury and the impact of a brain injury impinging on many aspects of a quality life. As the person ages, they also see the effects of brain injury on the aging process. They know and anticipate that their family member will require increased care over the course of time. And they know that they will face difficult decisions in the future about the care of their loved one. (more)
What do we do?
The Lifespan Alternative offers a new beginning. We’ve been improving the lives of individuals with a brain injury for over 25 years, and we’ve developed an unparalleled understanding of the issues a person faces as he or she ages. We approach brain injury as a physiological process that requires professional support; it isn’t an ending point, but rather a new chapter of life. Just like everyone else, people with a brain injury are entitled to a future of comfort, dignity, health, and fulfillment. That’s what we promise… and deliver.