Brain Program Description
Our Brain Program offers evidence based neurological treatment for people who have experienced a TBI or ABI due to traumatic injury, stroke, or other illness. We work with people between the ages of 16 and 95 years of age. People participate in our program between the hours of 9am an 4pm, Monday through Friday, for up to 30 hours per week. We are client centered, and take your needs and preferences into account when planning your treatment schedule. All clients get a one hour lunch break while in the program. Our clients participate in interdisciplinary treatment that is coordinated and accessed in one location. People are referred to our program due to a variety of reasons for brain injury, including injury on the job, falls, stroke, electrocution, anoxic brain injuries, or developmental brain injuries. As the leading Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center, we are uniquely equipped to help you reach your goals, even after a significant life changing brain injury. While length of stay varies, an average brain injury day treatment program is about 12 weeks. After attending a full time program, it is common for our clients to enter a phase of our program that is part time, and gives them an opportunity to practice the strategies they learned at home or on the job, while still receiving the support of our clinical staff as they fully reintegrate into these roles.
For people injured on the job, our program helps identify your current strengths and barriers for returning to your job at the time of injury. In depth assessment and treatment is provided in helping identify strategies that you can use to return to your original position, a modified position or retraining. Often, volunteering is facilitated as a way to prepare for return to work. Our functional skills program replicates multiple work environments and provides individualized treatment in a collaborative setting that helps you build on your strengths and challenge you in new areas with every single session. Your services will be provided by highly trained clinicians including a physical therapist, occupational therapist, biofeedback specialist, Doctor of Osteopathy, and a psychologist or mental health counselor.
All of our clients need a referral from their attending physician or primary physician. When referred by your doctor, PRA will check your insurance benefits. We accept most major insurances, including workers comp, commercial carriers, Medicare, and Medicaid. Our admissions coordinators will obtain authorization and contact you for a full evaluation. Your evaluation day is the start of your treatment. A member from each discipline on your team will meet with you to better understand the challenges you are facing due to your pain, to create a customized treatment plan that includes your goals for our treatment, and will talk to you about their specialty within our interdisciplinary treatment team. This usually includes Physician, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Psychology. The team then meets to plan your treatment, and you will participate in a follow up call or zoom conference with your admissions coordinator to learn your recommendations and start to plan for your treatment.
People experience different challenges in accessing our services, and our team will work with you to address any barriers. We work with people on identifying transportation options, brainstorming child care resources, and we have partnered with transitional living and local hotels (Hilton Garden Inn) (DoubleTree) people who need to stay closer to us for their treatment. There are options to purchase lunch while in the program, as well as places to store and prepare your own lunch from home. Some insurers provide lunch reimbursement.
At discharge, you will attend a conference with members of your team as well as other people involved in your life. During this conference, we will review the gains you made in treatment, verify that you have information for any follow up your team recommends, whether that is a home exercise program, community support, or referrals to other providers.
Our program collects data to help our clients see their success, as well as to constantly improve. 62% of our graduates return to work or volunteer positions and 75% of our clients are ready to return to their home and community responsibilities.
“My treatment plan included every aspect of my injury, not just pieces.”
Liz, Portland OR
Percent rated high satisfaction with their treatment
Percent met majority of treatment goals
Percent increased independence to transport self
- Clinical and Neuro Psychology Services
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Chronic Pain Management
- Pain Self-Management
- Body Mechanics Training
- Biofeedback Training
- Mental Health and Trauma Services
- Movement Group
*Remote Treatment Options Available
- Understanding Your Brain Injury Classes
- Skills Training Community Outings
- Holistic Wellness Group
- Problem Solving Skills Development
- Body and Mind Relaxation Classes
- Read, Understand, and Remember Group
- Life Skills Group
- Mental Health and Trauma Services
- Art and Activity Skills Group
- Memory Group
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PRA Portland, Oregon Office:
M-F: 7am - 5pm
1815 S.W. Marlow, Suite 110, Portland, Oregon 97225