At the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute (NRI) at Brookhaven Hospital, we understand that individuals with a moderate to severe brain injury will have needs that evolve over time. For individuals with a brain injury, the normal effects of growing older are often accelerated. When adults are aging with a brain injury, issues like early onset dementia, fatigue, memory-loss and other neurological problems can compound the original effects of their traumatic brain injury. This can cause frustration for the individual with a brain injury and strain on their caregivers.

That’s why we’ve created the Lifespan Alternative, a unique residential program for adults aging with a brain injury. For more than 20 years, our trained technicians have been providing neurological rehabilitation, behavioral therapy and counseling services to individuals with moderate to severe brain injuries. Our treatments provide supportive neurological care designed to help our patients maintain certain skill sets and support cognitive health.

The Lifespan Alternative provides expert neurological care in a compassionate environment so that adults with traumatic brain injuries can experience maximum dignity and independence as they grow older.

Brain Injury Services
Our services focus on helping individuals to maintain maximum dignity and independence as they grow older.

Aging With a Brain Injury
Brain injuries can accelerate the affects of aging. Neurological care can improve quality of life.

Neurologic Rehabilitation
Our trained experts focus on providing you with cutting-edge neurologic rehabilitation treatments.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation
The Lifespan program at Brookhaven focuses on providing long-term care and life planning.

Caregivers and Mental Health Problems
Treating individuals with mental health problems can have a serious effect on caregivers.

Moderate to Severe Brain Injury
Our treatment plan can often help individuals with moderate to severe brain injuries live long and meaningful lives.

Long-term Disability Assistance
A comprehensive program to address the long-term needs of a person living with a brain injury disability

Behavioral Problems and Depression
Lifespan can help treat adults with brain injuries' behavioral health problems as they grow older.

Comprehensive Professional Rehabilitation for Brain Injury
Lifespan supports and maintains rehabilitation gains over the years when rehabilitation is over.

Brain Injury: Recovery and Rehabilitation From a Caregiver’s Perspective

Brain Injury RehabilitationThe onset of a brain injury serves to rally the family to help their loved one through the recovery and rehabilitation process. When rehabilitation ends the family may find themselves confronted with decisions about long-term care.  An adult may return to living with their parents who are now in their 60’s. An injured spouse may return to a marital home as a dependent adult.  A person injured as a child may continue to live with their parents when their peers graduate from college and start their adult lives.

In fact, 18% of the care recipients with a brain injury are between 45 and 65. 75% of their caregivers are females who are managing the care of an adult child or spouse in addition to competing family responsibilities. The Rosalyn Carter Institute at the University of Florida reported that these family caregivers averaged more than 23 hours-per-week of direct physical care. Additional responsibilities included: case management; transportation; housing; providing recreational activities; financial management and medication administration. The role of a caregiver is far more than a full-time job.

Contact Brookhaven Hospital today at 888-298-4673 to learn more about how the Lifespan Alternative can help.