The Community Re-entry Program helps patients who experienced brain injuries re-learn the skills necessary to fully participate in activities of daily living.
We ensure that people who have experienced brain injuries are able to engage in home, work or community life. To do this, we create a “life plan” that focuses on strengths - helping individuals rebuild their lives based on what they can do, rather than focusing on their disability. Patients apply basic communication, self-care and mobility skills to more complex daily routines, such as cleaning, preparing meals, and managing personal finances. Outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and neuropsychology services are available.
The most common types of patients seen are those who have sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, fall, assault or gunshot wound. Other acquired brain injuries, including stroke, tumors and seizure disorders are also treated. The Community Re-entry Program has also been successful in working with individuals with learning disabilities. We accept individuals 14 years of age and older, who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, and have a family support system. We also assist in the exploration of services and resources on a local and state basis once in the program.
MossRehab incorporates the Vocational Directions Program into the Community Re-entry Program that prepares, places and trains people with brain injury for gainful employment in the community, providing the patient with a sense of self-worth and accomplishment. We also incorporate the School Re-entry Program that prepares students with brain injury to return to academic life by coaching them on how to organize study habits. We work with school administrators and teachers to custom design academic programs to meet our students’ needs.
The Community Re-entry Program is for those individuals 14 years of age or older who require assistance with self‑directed performance of functional routines and behaviors necessary for living in the community and returning to school or work, with social supports. The client’s medical acuity and stability must allow for active participation in outpatient services for goal attainment as determined by the clinical treatment team. Assessment by the clinical team will determine intensity of services. The program serves clients with impairments in body function or structure that result in difficulty executing and participating in activities of daily living including self-care, mobility, speech and language, cognition, resumption of life roles, home and community re-integration as well as fulfillment of vocational roles. Clients who are unable to self-administer medications and do not have a personal care attendant during treatment times cannot be served. The client’s behavior and mental health must allow for active participation with the reasonable expectation of goal attainment by the treatment team while active within the program.
Graduation from the Community Re‑Entry Program is a transitional process that occurs as the individual’s goals and objectives have been achieved and when a meaningful activity pattern is being maintained outside of the program. This activity pattern may consist of a combination of full or part‑time employment, volunteer work, school, and/or recreation and leisure activities.
As the degree to which an individual’s needs for his/her activity pattern to be supported by the Community Re‑Entry staff diminishes, “active” programming is phased out. Even after an individual has successfully demonstrated the implementation of an activity pattern he/she frequently will still need some support in maintaining that pattern. It is also important that contact with employers, teacher, volunteer supervisors and family members be faded away gradually as they play an important role in the success an individual will experience.
MossRehab Elkins Park
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
For additional information or to make an appointment, please call 1-800-CALL MOSS.
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