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Rebuilding through rehabilitation: How Madonna aides in brain injury recovery

July 14, 2021

The brain is the master of us—controlling how we move, think, feel, behave—and it forms our individual personalities. After a brain injury, all of this can change, including how the brain functions.

An estimated 2.8 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) annually according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rehabilitation after any severity of brain injury is crucial for long-term quality of life.

Since the 1970s, as a leader in innovative care, Madonna has provided specialized services to patients with brain injuries. We have helped countless adults and children return to their communities and lead meaningful lives.

Prior to admission, families may feel overwhelmed with a bleak outlook for their loved one’s future. Madonna is often their first glimmer of hope. We meet the needs of any severity of brain injury regardless of how it occurred. The Disorders of Consciousness (DoC) Program serves the most challenging patients who are in a coma or minimally conscious state.

Every brain injury is different and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to rehabilitation. We excel at tailoring the recovery for patients with the most complex medical, physical and cognitive needs.

A compassionate care team of physicians, nurses, therapists, case managers, social workers, psychologists, recreational therapists and spiritual care staff, lend their expertise to help patients set realistic goals and reach their highest levels of independence. Our personal connections with patients and families increase engagement in recovery and demonstrate the possibilities of a fulfilling life.

Madonna’s Brain Injury Program offers a distinct advantage with inpatient and outpatient services located under one roof. For example, a complex patient on a ventilator admits to the Long Term Acute Care Specialty Hospital and receives 1-2 hours of daily therapy. In Acute Rehabilitation, the team builds on the patient’s progress, challenging them to reach new milestones through 3-4 hours of daily therapy. The outpatient programs allow a seamless transition from the hospital setting to the intensive Rehabilitation Day Program, with individual and group therapy, or traditional outpatient services.

Madonna uses the latest technologies, along with work, school, and community re-entry services, an adaptive sports and recreation program and comprehensive vision therapy, to help patients maximize their independence. Family involvement is also an essential and encouraged component of the program. Specially trained staff educate and coach caregivers for a patient’s confident return to home and community.

By combining heartfelt hospitality with technology and education, we help patients step back into life, the classroom, or the workforce. It’s the Madonna difference.