For people who have suffered from a brain injury, one of the biggest decisions that has to be made is where they will go to rehabilitation. Having a good rehabilitation program is one of the ways that the patient can increase the chance of being able to improve after the accident. Of course, rehab facilities aren’t miracle workers. They can only achieve the maximum ability of the body after the injury.
When you are trying to find a suitable rehab, you must look for one that meets your unique needs. For example, a rehab that is known for helping people to regain proper speech might not be ideal for you if your ultimate goal is to regain the use of your limbs. Asking questions and looking into the different services at the rehab center might help you to decide if a particular center meets your needs.
It is important to explore different centers when you are trying to find one that will work for your needs. Remember that the programs are the important things. The way the center looks isn’t all too important as long as it is clean.
In some cases, your finances might play a part in your decision. If you have insurance that is covering your stay, find out which hospitals the insurance will cover. If you are paying for the services, make sure that the fees will work with your budget. Seeking compensation for your brain injury might help you to cover some of the rehab costs.
You should get everything in writing when you make your decision. Make sure that service commitments are included in the documentation. This can help you to ensure that you are getting the services you are paying for.
Source: Brain Injury Association of America, “A Guide to Selecting and Monitoring Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services,” Mary S. Reitter, CAE, accessed Sep. 04, 2015