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.

Addressing the long-term needs of a person living with a brain injury disability

The Lifespan Alternative is a unique residential living program for adults aging with a brain injury, developed by the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute (NRI), a component of Brookhaven Hospital. Brain Injury DisabilityFor over 20 years, NRI has been offering services to people affected by brain injury and other neurological disorders.

While residing as a member of The Lifespan Alternative, a person can receive a number of different kinds of specialized care, including:

  • Medical management by doctors familiar with brain injury
  • Therapies focused on gaining or maintaining certain skill sets to support cognitive health
  • Aid by trained technicians who understand the particular needs of a person with a brain injury so that the individual remains safe and feels supported

Our list of clinical care services includes:

Medical Services

  • Neurology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neuropsychology
  • Medical Management
  • Pain Management
  • Neuromotor Testing
  • Psychiatric and Psychological Consultation

Mental Health Services

  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Counseling
  • Group Therapies

Allied Health Professional Services

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Internal Case Management
  • Progressive physical strengthening and retraining
  • One-on-one assistance with daily activities
  • Structured leisure time activities with assistance