Comprehensive Treatment After a Brain Injury

For more than 50 years, Casa Colina has been at the forefront of medical care for people with traumatic and acquired brain injuries, offering one of the most extensive brain injury medicine programs nationwide.

Our continuum of care spans the treatment and recovery process, including acute hospital rehabilitation, short-term residential rehabilitation, day treatment, home and community services, outpatient care, adult day healthcare, and long-term residential facilities. Patients are admitted to the level of care most appropriate to their condition, and all services are tailored to meet their unique needs.

Overseen by a physiatrist certified in Brain Injury Medicine and supported by the Casa Colina Research Institute, our experienced clinicians and residents-in-training combine innovative methods with proven clinical pathways and advanced technology to help brain injury survivors overcome the diverse challenges they face.

The optimal choice for inpatient rehabilitation

For many, treatment begins in our hospital’s Joint Commission-accredited, 68-bed Acute Rehabilitation Wing. Here, patients receive at least three hours of intensive therapy a minimum of five days per week from experienced therapists, many of whom are certified in neurological rehabilitation. Clinical teams meet weekly to discuss patient progress and map out the next steps of each patient’s recovery.

Inpatient facilities include:

• Activities of daily living treatment area
Assistive technology center
Hyperbaric medicine chambers
• Indoor and outdoor rehabilitation gyms
Laboratory and diagnostic imaging services
• Speech-language pathology suites
• Adjoining Medical-Surgical Wing with three surgical suites, six ICU beds, and 25 acute-care beds

A multidisciplinary team

A board-certified physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation directs each team of brain injury specialists. Teams may include:

• Audiologists
• Case managers
• Internal medicine doctors
• Neuropsychologists
• Occupational therapists
• Physical therapists
• Registered nurses
• Respiratory therapists
• Recreational therapists
• Social workers
• Speech-language pathologists
• Other specialists as needed

Transitional living to prepare for home

Our Transitional Living Center (TLC) is a 46-bed, CARF-accredited treatment facility that offers individuals with brain injuries a bridge between acute rehabilitation and home. We provide residents up to six hours of individual and group therapy, six days a week, to help them build function and independence.

All care is overseen by a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and care teams include physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, neuropsychologists, recreational therapists, nursing staff, case managers, and other specialists as needed. TLC clients have access to a range of services, including short-term residential rehabilitation, day treatment, and home and community care.

At the TLC, our focus is to provide functional real-world tasks while tackling challenges that clients will later face at home, in the community, or at the workplace. Programming includes community outings that provide our clients opportunities to practice skills in real-world settings and facilitate successful transition back into their daily lives.

Outpatient services

Patients who are able to return home but still require rehabilitation care can take advantage of a wide range of Outpatient Services, including:

Adaptive driving
Aquatic therapy
Assistive and rehabilitation technology
Athletics and sports rehabilitation
Certified hand therapy
Diagnostic imaging and laboratory
• Gait lab
Lymphedema program
Neuro-optometry and low vision therapy
Outdoor Adventures adaptive recreation program
• Nearly 30 physician specialty clinics
Physical, occupational, and speech therapies
Wheelchair and seating evaluation

Technology to help meet the challenges

Whatever their level of care, Casa Colina offers our neurological patients a broad range of assistive and rehabilitation technology to overcome physical and cognitive challenges and return to the highest level of function possible. Our therapists work with each patient to determine which technologies best support their recovery goals.

Care that keeps family in mind

Casa Colina offers peer support and education groups for injured individuals reintegrating into the community, as well as support and socialization for their families and caregivers. We even offer on-site housing, on a first-come, first-served basis, for non-local families to be near their loved one during rehabilitation.

Long-term care in a serene environment

Casa Colina offers two long-term residential care facilities for individuals with brain injuries. Casa Colina at Apple Valley (54 beds) and Casa Colina at Rancho Piño Verde (36 beds) provide structured or semi-independent living programs for individuals with brain injury who may require ongoing supervision while they continue to work on their functional independence. Both are professionally staffed with 24-hour supervision to ensure complete care, safety, and security. Both locations are licensed to serve non-ambulatory residents.

Learn more

If your client or loved one needs care after a brain injury, Casa Colina is ready to help. Please call 909/596-7733, ext. 3900.