Transitional and Community Living
TRANSITIONAL AND COMMUNITY LIVING PROGRAMS AT NRI
Many victims of traumatic brain injuries require specialized programs for long-term treatment and care. Most skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities are incapable of meeting the demands posed by therapeutic recovery from a brain injury, but NRI is more than up to the challenge.
NRI offers a variety of supported living programs created to offer victims of a brain injury with a safe, home-like setting where they can continue to develop their cognitive, motor and behavioral skills in a secure neighborhood environment with the help of experienced medical and rehabilitation professionals.
These programs are presented in real life environments designed to promote the reacquisition of a level of independent living skills and the use of strategies to maximize each person’s sense of self-reliance. Trained staff members are available around the clock to assist patients in this process and to ensure their ongoing safety and well-being.
THE TRANSITIONAL LIVING CENTER AT NRI
After experiencing a severe brain injury, you can’t simply return home after being released from the hospital. That’s because most home and family settings aren’t designed to deal with the special mobility, safety and medical needs of the brain injury patient. That’s why NRI offers an alternative for the post-acute phase of recovery—the Transitional Living Center.
The Transitional Living Center at NRI opened in 1991 as the first residential program for individuals with traumatic brain injury in the state of Oklahoma.
Centrally located in one of Tulsa’s scenic, small-ranch neighborhoods, our Transitional Living Center offers all the amenities our patients require including:
- Wheelchair accessibility throughout the home
- Multiple areas for recreation and socialization within the home
- Opportunities for socialization, recreation and community integration
- Educational opportunities
- Participation in day treatment at Brookhaven Hospital
- Close to Brookhaven Hospital
To find out more about the Transitional Living Center and other programs offered by NRI, call or request a free assessment today.
THE COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER AT NRI
Many individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injuries can live well into old age—and that poses special challenges for their caregivers, who are often elderly themselves, and in many cases have lost the ability to provide adequate care. While nursing homes and assisted living facilities are fine for meeting the needs of senior citizens, they simply aren’t equipped to handle the complex medical and social needs of severe brain injury survivors as they age.
Luckily, now there’s an alternative: The Community Living Center at NRI.
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Tulsa’s eastside, the Community Living Center affords individuals with traumatic brain injuries greater independence while maintaining a safe and secure living environment. The Community Living Program includes individual and shared apartment living and can accommodate the long-term needs associated with recovery from moderate to severe brain injuries. The Community Living Center features:
- RN program supervisor
- Availability of full hospital resources
- Ability to participate in local community activities
- Apartment-based living
- Private bedrooms and bathrooms
- Atrium greenhouse
- Private garden
At NRI, we believe that you are never too old to make improvements in the quality of your life. That’s why the Community Living Center is the ideal setting for the long-term care of people who have experienced a severe brain injury.
If you would like more information about the Community Living Center at NRI or any of our other programs for the treatment and care of individuals with traumatic brain injuries, call or request a free assessment today.
A WORD ABOUT CAREGIVER BURNOUT
If you’re the primary caregiver for an individual with a brain injury, “caregiver burnout” is a very real—and very common—problem. Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion that occurs when someone is responsible for the long-term care of another person 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Caregivers often experience symptoms of fatigue, anxiety, stress and depression. They feel guilty when they take time out for themselves—or neglect their own physical and emotional needs altogether.
At NRI, we believe that caregivers shouldn’t have to shoulder the burden alone—we’re here to help with specially designed programs dedicated to the long-term care of people who’ve experienced brain-injuries. For more information on our long-term care programs, call .
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury. is commonly caused by vehicle accidents, bad falls and violence. A TBI occurs when there is an external blow to the brain. Brain injuries are often classified by severity – mild, moderate or severe. Diagnosis of all head injuries should be done by a trained medical professional as soon as warning signs or symptoms appear. TBI patients experience complications from memory loss and sleep deprivation to internal hemorrhaging and possibly death. With early treatment for traumatic and severe brain injuries, the future quality of life can be improved.
Brain injuries often have a wide array of both physical and psychological effects. Additionally many TBI symptoms have a delayed onset, which makes diagnosis significantly more difficult. Mild brain injuries, or concussions, may include dizziness, sleep disturbances, headaches, and a loss of consciousness for a few seconds. Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries include many of the same symptoms of less severe injuries, but usually more dramatic symptoms such as slurred speech, repeated vomiting, loss of bladder control and seizures are present.