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New Brain Injury Unit in New York State

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New Brain Injury Unit in New York State

Each year, about 1.7 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and 52,000 people in America die every year from a TBI. 

 

Glen Cove Hospital is opening a 10,000-square-foot inpatient rehabilitation center for patients with traumatic brain injuries, the hospital announced Thursday.

 

The $4 million Brain Injury Unit boasts a physical therapy gym, occupational therapy treatment area and a studio apartment where patients can practice activities of daily living.

 

The unit holds 10 beds, and includes speech therapy treatment rooms, a recreational therapy activity room and a restorative dining room.

 

"Brain injuries also contribute to a substantial number of cases of  permanent disability.  Acquired brain injuries, such as stroke or brain aneurysm, can also disrupt normal brain function, causing mild to severe symptoms," according to a statement from the hospital.  "The goal of treatment is to help patients recover as optimally as possible and return people to the highest level of functioning after a brain injury as they may be coping with physical, emotional and cognitive changes. As part of North Shore-LIJ, the BIU will work closely with neurosurgeons and trauma surgeons at North Shore University Hospital, LIJ and other hospitals to provide seamless care and communication as patients transition from the acute hospital to rehabilitation to home."

 


References and further information

The original article was produced by Glen Cove Patch Website.

 

To view this article, visit the News.com.au website.
http://glencove.patch.com/articles/glen-cove-hospital-opening-brain-injury-unit

 

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