The Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, (FINR) has designed its Intensive Rehabilitation Program for individuals who have sustained severe physical, cognitive, and/or speech/language impairments due to a brain and neurologic injury. Aggressive physical, occupational, and speech/language therapy are provided as well as neuropsychology, behavior therapy, vocational training, and medical management.
The overall goal of the Intensive Rehabilitation Program is to provide clients with the aggressive therapy they need to restore functioning to the highest possible level with reduced needs for support, supervision, and assistance to enable re-integration into the home, work-place, or community with as much functional independence as possible.
Upon admission, the clinical team will conduct an intensive evaluation to identify each client’s strengths and the barriers to independent functioning. Following the evaluation of approximately 30-days, an individual treatment plan is developed that will include strategies to overcome and/or compensate for identified barriers to community living and vocational success. These rehabilitation services are provided daily in a structured learning environment that emphasizes those skills to be learned rather than the client’s impairment.
Areas of focus include:
- Health Education/Medical
- Personal and Self-care
- Physical functioning and mobility
- Cognitive Skills
- Functional Communication Skills
- Behavioral Adjustment
- Psycho-social functioning
- Pharmacological Evaluation
- Social Skills Acquisition
- Recreation and Leisure Skills
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Community Integration
- Neuropsychological Testing
- Safety Awareness
The ultimate goal of the Intensive Rehabilitation Program is to provide each client with the skills necessary to live and work in the least restrictive environment possible, given the clients’ current barriers to independence. A Program Case Manager, in conjunction with the Program Director and the Clinical Team, is responsible for monthly staffings, reports, and discharge planning.