Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Recovery

Shepherd Center's Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program has a full continuum of services to treat people who have experienced a traumatic or non-traumatic brain injury, including a stroke.

Our programs are designed to treat specific conditions, such disorders of consciousness (when a person is in a minimally conscious state following brain injury) and specific age groups, such as our adolescent program. Additionally, Shepherd Center has a 10-bed ICU, allowing our specialists to see complex brain injuries and address secondary complications resulting from the injury. 

Call our admissions department at 404-350-7345 to initiate a referral to Shepherd Center.

Our post-acute services include a day and residential program, outpatient services, a care program that assesses long term needs of patients, a program for military members with mild TBI/PTSD (called the SHARE Military Initiative), and respite and long term care.

Get to know Shepherd Center. Download a PDF of our brochure.

Read our patient testimonials and fact sheet to get an in-depth view of our Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program.

Download our video series:  Understanding Brain Injury

Shepherd Center's Brain Injury Treatment Team

Shepherd Center’s brain injury rehabilitation program is managed by physiatrists and a multidisciplinary team of specialists, and coordinated by case managers who develop discharge plans focused on community reintegration.

We have treated thousands of people with brain injuries, and our medical outcomes exceed regional and national averages.

Brain injuries may result in significant impairment of an individual's physical, cognitive and psychosocial functioning. Shepherd Center is equipped to meet the medical and clinical needs for people who require ICU-level care, to post-acute services, such as our Day Program or Outpatient Services.

Download this outcomes sheet containing information comparing Shepherd Center's outcomes for people with brain injury as compared to the national average. 

A Family Environment

To help families take an active role in rehabilitation, we provide temporary housing for families of patients who live more than 60 miles from the Center.

Acute Brain Injury Care / ICU

A person's best chance for recovery may begin with Shepherd Center's program for the acutely injured. Here, our goal is to manage a patient's medical status and get him or her ready for rehabilitation. This phase includes everything from monitoring drug therapies and nutrition to getting the patient mobile and out of bed as soon as possible.

Shepherd Center's Intensive Care Unit accepts the most medically fragile patients—including those who are ventilator dependent, but weanable, those who have a dual diagnosis of brain and spinal cord injury, and those who are comatose or minimally conscious. Working to achieve a certain level of responsiveness, the ICU team has a goal of quickly transitioning the patient from intensive care to inpatient rehabilitation.

Brain Injury Educational Resource

Shepherd Center provides an educational website to provide patients and caregivers with important information they will need when they return home. Visit the website at www.MyShepherdConnection.org.

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