Depending on the needs of the patient, we offer diverse programs and models that cover the continuum of care in a variety of settings. From therapy programs that help each individual function in his or her family environment, to programs that help patients transition from acute care to rehabilitation treatment, to supported living residential programs, we provide individualized, holistic treatment that honors the whole person, including personality, likes and dislikes, hobbies, family life and profession.
Post-Acute Day Neuro
This program allows patients to visit us up to six hours a day, Monday through Friday. During daily therapy, patients receive personal attention in an environment that encourages success. Each patient’s treatment is specifically designed around his or her unique needs, offering a clear plan for reinforcing daily living skills and encouraging leisure activities. Each personalized plan is focused on not only improving the patient’s mobility, communication, and cognitive abilities, but also enhancing adaptive behaviors.
Our transitional program is designed for patients who are medically stable, yet require 24-hour individualized, comprehensive rehabilitation to return to their highest level of independence. In addition to cognitive and communication issues, the program focuses on areas such as physical functioning, daily living activities, community integration, leisure activities and behavior management. Patients and families work together with our staff in the proper setting to tailor a program specific to their needs.
Pate Rehabilitation provides the same specialized care and support in Spanish as we do in English. Spanish-speaking therapists and caregivers, who are also sensitive to cultural differences, work with each patient and family to develop a personalized plan for better results. This includes therapies conducted in Spanish-speaking environments, enabling patients to practice these skills in their own cultural communities.
Supported Living Residential
We provide residents in this program with a safe, secure, and relaxing rural environment in which they receive specialized care and support in the least restricted way possible. We work closely with families, healthcare providers, insurance companies and the resident to create an individual program of life-long support that is sensitive to financial considerations and promotes the best outcome.
Young Adult 16- 18 Years of Age
Young adults from 16-18 are assessed for participation in either a full day treatment or residential program at any one of Pate’s locations. Clinical staff with training in adolescent rehabilitation will evaluate each young adult referred to identity level of autonomy, developmental status, and educational need. Each patient’s status will be compared with the traditional brain injury rehabilitation needs and a determination made regarding the appropriateness for admission and ability to benefit from a young adult program. Any young adult accepted for admission will be incorporated into rehab services consistent with functional level with an emphasis on greater supervision and educational support.
Types of Therapy
Our physical therapists help patients improve mobility, reduce pain, and restore function through therapeutic exercise and functional training, with assistive and adaptive devices and equipment. In addition to traditional physical therapy, Pate also offers an aquatic therapy program designed for gait training; balance, strengthening and core-stabilizing activities; and reintroduction to physical activities such as walking and running by removing the fear of falling.
Our occupational therapists (OTs) use everyday activities to help patients recover from their injuries, perform daily activities, and regain occupational and social skills. OTs focus on adapting the environment to fit the person’s lifestyle, and provide guidance and education for family members and caregivers to assist in the healing process.
Our speech/language pathologists help patients regain the ability to understand simple and complex conversations, produce speech that can be understood by others, communicate meaningfully, and function successfully in social communication situations. Therapeutic exercises target speech muscle strengthening, language-focused training and strategy development, and social conversation training. For those patients who have swallowing difficulties, speech/language pathologists target muscle stimulation, strengthening, and coordination to regain the ability to swallow safely.
Our treatment teams provide cognitive rehabilitation that is “evidence-based,” signifying that our approaches are backed by years of scientific studies and research. When our evidence-based treatments are combined with functional, individualized therapy activities, it provides each patient with the best potential to recover their most important brain skills and abilities, such as memory, attention, and problem solving just to name a few.
Our psychologists and behavioral analysts assist patients struggling with depression and frustration, and help them replace maladaptive and sometimes self-destructive behaviors with new, more appropriate actions that make it easier to create an environment of success for themselves.
Our vocational rehabilitation staff members, led by a Ph.D.-level vocational specialist, properly evaluate and assess each patient to suitably re-enter the working world. By conducting in-depth professional evaluations to determine the person’s abilities and interests, our specialists help patients not only learn and practice everything from workplace behaviors to interview skills, but also help them understand their own unique abilities and challenges to return to their previous job or identify new career options.
Our biofeedback therapists help patients learn to address general stress, pain management and sleep disturbances often experienced after a brain injury. The therapists use specialized equipment that measures physiological activity. The patient learns valuable information from this ‘feedback’ about his or her response to stress and is able to make the mind-body connection. With proper training and practice based on these biofeedback results, patients report better self control.