Continuum of Care
The Center for Brain Injury Recovery at Kennedy Krieger Institute has a comprehensive Rehabilitation Continuum of Care, with extensive experience in providing acute and chronic neurorehabilitation within different settings of care, depending on the patient’s needs. The Continuum is accredited by both the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and The Joint Commission.
Patients with the most severe injuries often begin their course of treatment through Kennedy Krieger’s inpatient unit. Some transfer directly from home and others transfer directly from an outside pediatric intensive care unit, which allows a seamless transition into therapy, prevents complications, and promotes recovery. We accept patients with tracheostomies, feeding tubes, ventilators, intravenous lines, and other medically complex issues.
We have a specialized team that focuses on children in a minimally conscious state. Our experts in the Brain Injury Responsiveness Program evaluate and treat children and adolescents with a history of injury to the brain who exhibit altered arousal or ability to interact with their environment. Our program includes detailed interdisciplinary evaluations and a unique, three-tiered approach of medication management, assessment of sleep cycles and responsiveness, and identification of stimuli that promote response.
Patients who have daily therapy needs, but do not require the 24-hour medical care of an inpatient setting, can be treated through our neurorehabilitation day hospital. This five-day-a-week, intensive day treatment program provides rehabilitation services consisting of daily therapy and school experiences. Our day hospital offers full interdisciplinary treatment coordinated by a rehabilitation medicine physician.