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.

Professional Rehabilitation for Moderate to Severe Brain Injury

lifespan alternative programThe Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute has served individuals with severe brain injuries and complex medical problems for more than 20 years. We understand that the needs of the person living with a brain injury change and evolve over time. We also understand that the individual will require ongoing specialized support and professional expertise to maximize their independence and to enjoy the benefits of a life filled with quality and dignity.

Through the years of studying the clinical outcomes of our patients and using that knowledge to design and build programs to meet their needs, we created The Lifespan Alternative to support wellness and independence for the person living with a moderate to severe brain injury disability. We can provide care at many levels, from a specialized hospital environment to an independent home in the community. At each level of care, we offer an opportunity for the person to benefit from our professional rehabilitation community and to receive a high level of care to maintain their lifestyle. Our goal is to help each person living with a brain injury to extend their independence and avoid institutionalization.