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.

A Letter from Our CEO – Dr. Rolf Gainer, PhD

 Dr. Rolf Gainer, PhDFamily members know the realities of living with the effects of a severe brain injury. They have first hand 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. 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.

At the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital we have over twenty years of experience in designing programs for people living with the effects of a severe disability related to traumatic or acquired brain injury. We have seen tremendous progress as they moved through our inpatient program and their continued stability in our long term transitional and supported living community programs. We also have spent considerable time with family members discussing the difficult decisions related to the family and their ability to continue to care for their loved one at home. We have seen parents in their eighties struggle with the questions of: What will happen once I’m gone? Who will take care of my child? Will they end up in a nursing home that isn’t skilled at caring for a person with a brain injury?

To meet the needs of people and their families living with the effects of a brain injury, we have developed lifelong resources. Our Supported Living programs are designed to provide an optimum environment where the person living with a brain injury can remain as independent as possible and enjoy a high quality of life. Our approach is to provide extended supports to the individual in a home environment. Through experienced program managers, trained staff and highly skilled professionals from the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute we provide each person with a unique program which addresses their needs as they deal with the process of aging with a brain injury.

Our Supported Living programs are located near the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The program residents enjoy individual or shared accommodations and benefit from working with staff members who are trained in the strategies which enhance independence. The residents make choices about their preferred recreational and social activities and staff members are available to help them access and enjoy their choices. We have seen our residents continue to enjoy their independence and exert positive control over their lives. We know that the process of aging with a brain injury requires a lifetime commitment.

As a spouse, parent or adult child of a person living with a brain injury, you realize that the options for long term care are limited. The Supported Living programs of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute are an option to nursing home or institutional placement. Call us, we can help.

Sincerely,

Rolf B. Gainer, PhD, ABDA
CEO & Founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute
Brookhaven Hospital