Welcome to Pate Rehabilitation’s Resource Center where you will find at your fingertips more information about our organization, patients’ experiences, and the latest in research and legislation affecting the area of acquired brain injury.
When can I visit?
Treatment hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visiting hours are typically from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the patient’s case manager if you need an alternative visitation plan.
Can I stay overnight with my loved one?
Will insurance cover therapy?
What happens if the patient doesn’t have coverage?
What type of therapies do you offer?
What kind of programs do you offer?
- Community-based therapy – for patients who have the best potential for success in their own family environments. We work with the patient and family regularly at their home to help them learn essential skills in daily living and help structure their everyday lives.
- Day neuro program – for individuals who live at home, but need therapy from Monday through Friday (up to six hours per day).
- Transitional post-acute program – for individuals who are medically stable, yet require a 24-hour rehabilitation program to return to their highest level of independence.
- Young adult program – for patients ages 12-19 (based on individual needs).
- Supported living program – for residents who need specialized care and lifelong support. This program provides the opportunity for residents to live as independently as possible.
Because Pate designs an individualized, community-based rehabilitation program for every patient, every specific treatment plan is unique to the patient’s needs.
Are nurses available around the clock?
What is a neuropsychologist?
It is the neuropsychologist’s responsibility to make sure that every member of a patient’s treatment team understands the whole person. The neuropsychologist is an integral part of the rehabilitation team and continually re-evaluates the patient as progress is made. The team’s ultimate goal is for the patient to successfully re-enter the real world.
Why do we need so many neuropsychologists?
Do you provide group treatment at Pate?
Yes! Along with one-on-one or individual treatment.
Most people think of group therapy as several people in a room talking about their problems or performing the same activity. At Pate, group activities are designed to mimic real life while incorporating the patient’s needs and goals. When patients leave Pate, they want to go back to “real life.” This means they need to be able to perform certain tasks with other people or when other people are around. Some examples are going back to work, peforming volunteer work, going to school, riding on a plane, going to the grocery store or going to get a driver’s license. In fact, this approach is supported by research on evidence-based treatments for individuals with brain injury.
A brain injury can leave a person with a wide range of challenges. Many problems require individual focus from a trained therapist or professional. For example, impairments such as the inability to swallow, paralysis of a limb, communication problems like aphasia or the inability to move fingers require one-on-one interaction with a therapist at least initially.
At Pate, we believe that interactions with other people, whether it is with coworkers, cashiers, family members, neighbors, teachers, or the general public are very important in the brain injury rehabilitation process. The ultimate goal is for the patient to become as independent as possible, which includes self-starting and completing activities without minute-by-minute guidance from a therapist. Consequently, therapies need to eventually include other people. There is a time for quiet and one-on-one, and there is also time for carefully increased noise, distractions, and interactions with other people.
At Pate, our therapists are trained to evaluate and determine the right combination of individual therapist interaction, while gradually guiding the patient’s interactions with other people.
Almost all patients with a brain injury want to become more independent, live on their own, drive, and resume their pre-injury activities. “Real life” is the goal for most – and the only way to accomplish this goal is with balance between therapist guidance and the patients doing activities on their own.
Industry insights is our dedicated resource page that highlights the latest information and research on brain injury rehabilitation and prevention, as well as reimbursement legislation and advocacy efforts.
For more information on a variety of associations involved in improving the understanding and education of brain injury recovery and rehabilitation, please view the following association resources.