Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), a leader in brain injury rehabilitation services headquartered in Bakersfield, Calif, announced the offering of its Continued Care Program, which will provide all-encompassing care after active rehabilitation therapy for patients recovering from a brain injury or stroke by offering assisted living, residential, and supported living options while empowering patients to regain motor skills so they can achieve the highest level of independence possible.

The new facets of the program include:

  • Assisted Living Residential
  • Residential Care
  • Supported Living
  • Enrichment Center

Brain injury rehabilitation has proven to be effective, returning a substantial number of people to productive and satisfying lives, but some individuals who experience brain injury or stroke cannot recover full independence due to disturbances in cognition, mood, and behavior. These consequences of brain injury and stroke can lead to isolation, depression. and re-hospitalization as well as caregiver stress and burnout. A Continued Care Program can meet the long-term needs of individuals with chronic disabilities, providing specialized care that decreases risk for re-hospitalization, promoting life satisfaction and quality of life and reducing life-time costs.

“Centre for Neuro Skills’ Continued Care program introduces patients to new experiences, provides them access to valuable community resources, and challenges them to adapt and grow beyond their current limitations,” says Dr Mark Ashley, CEO and founder of Centre for Neuro Skills. “CNS’ experienced staff are committed to the overall well-being of each patient, empowering patients to enjoy dignified, productive lives and dedicated to helping them achieve the best possible quality of life.”

Assisted Living Residential

CNS Assisted Living Residential patients typically transition from the Inpatient Residential program. In Assisted Living Residential, patients:

  • Live in a CNS residence close to the clinic
  • Attend the CNS Enrichment Center
  • May or may not still receive some therapies
  • Receive transportation to and from CNS-sponsored activities

Residential Care

In residential settings, CNS can provide full-time or part-time care as part of the Continued Care program, helping patients to practice and strengthen skills obtained in its clinical facilities while residing in a secure, home-like CNS residence nearby. Each day, patients are transported between the CNS residence and clinic by its certified Transportation Services Department. A broad range of skills are taught and modeled, including, but not limited to:

  • Safety at home and in the community
  • Self-care
  • Money and time management
  • Proper medication use
  • Social activities
  • Behavior management
  • Supported Living

CNS’ Supported Living focuses on maintaining the patient outcomes achieved in active therapy. Patients receiving this care may have transitioned from Inpatient Residential, Day Treatment, or Assisted Living Residential treatment options. Patients in Supported Living have schedules consisting of a broad range of personalized CNS services tailored to their ongoing needs.

Continued Care Program Enrichment Center

CNS’ Assisted Living Residential or Supported Living patients can use the Enrichment Center, a space in the clinic that offers scheduled, structured, and age-appropriate activities for patients to maintain the outcomes achieved in active therapy. Activities are centered around the patient’s personal interest and capabilities while focusing on therapeutic endeavors, engagement opportunities, and skill building.