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  • Neuro Program

    Referral Number: (303) 331-5102

    The Neuro Program at Kindred Hospital Denver is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care following brain injury. We provide an interdisciplinary approach to treating a wide range of medically complex patients with brain injuries and their neurological needs. Our goals include stabilizing and improving medical conditions while simultaneously performing aggressive rehabilitation to prepare the patient or the transition from the acute hospital to the next level of care.

    The Neuro Program utilizes a selected team of professionals specializing in medically complex conditions. Discharge planning, which actually begins upon referral to Kindred Hospital, involves the patient, family, care givers and the entire interdisciplinary team to ensure a smooth transition to next level of care.

    Our Medical Staff

    Our team of physicians lead our Neuro Program. Other physician specialties most commonly involved in the care of our patients with brain injury include:

    • critical care intensivists
    • neurology
    • pulmonary
    • cardiology
    • physiatry
    • infectious disease
    • psychology

    Our Program

    Kindred’s Neuro Program specializes in the management of physical, cognitive and behavioral problems most often associated with brain injury. The most common causes of brain injury include:

    • traumatic brain injury
    • subarachnoid hemorrhage
    • stroke (CVA)
    • encephalopathy
    • anoxia
    • brain tumors
    • ICU psychosis/delirium
    • neuromuscular diseases

    Based on an assessment of the patient’s needs, an individualized treatment plan is developed by our interdisciplinary care team. Interventions most often include:

    • brain monitoring
    • patient/family education regarding brain injury, stages of recovery and the patient’s specific care plan
    • special precautions to prevent deep vein thrombosis, stress ulcers, aspiration, infection, wounds and falls
    • maintaining an environment supporting neuro recovery
    • respiratory therapy including ventilator/trach weaning and monitoring
    • cardiac monitoring, including telemetry
    • nutritional assessment and support
    • pain management
    • rehabilitation - physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech
    • bowel and bladder training
    • financial planning for extended care
    • home care education for family and caregivers

    Our Team

    The multidisciplinary team is specially trained in brain injury rehabilitation. The team may include:

    • neurologist
    • physiatrist (rehabilitation physician)
    • attending physician (critical care, pulmonary, internal medicine)
    • physical therapist
    • occupational therapist
    • speech-language pathologist
    • nurse
    • respiratory therapist
    • dietitian
    • clinical pharmacist
    • social worker
    • case manager
    • psychologist

    Referral Number: (303) 331-5102

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