Peace Rehabilitation Center is the only program of its kind in South Carolina and maintains specialty accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as a brain injury outpatient program. Our program will serve more than 200 patients this year, and our patients and families consistently give us excellent feedback about the care they receive.
With more than 30 years of experience in inpatient and outpatient specialty care, Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital is one of the most respected rehabilitation centers in the Southeast and a leader in caring for people with brain injury.
Brain Injury/Young Stroke Outpatient Programs
A Community Re-Entry Program
Peace Rehabilitation Center, located in the historic West End of downtown Greenville, offers ideal opportunities for providing rehabilitation in a real-life setting. Clients can practice safety skills by crossing real streets, cognitive skills by making purchases in retail stores and social skills by sitting down to lunch at a nearby diner.
The Outpatient Brain Injury Program emphasizes a rehabilitative approach involving individual and group therapies centered on the patient and family within the treatment center, community and home. Advanced outpatient programs focus on life skills, higher cognitive abilities and re-entry to school or work. We treat a broad range of brain injury severity and neurologic disorders.
Outpatient therapy goals include increased independence in the patient’s home, community re-entry and vocational readiness. Specialty protocols address the physical, cognitive and social problems associated with brain injury. When the patient is ready, our program works with local school systems, the S.C. Department of Vocational Rehabilitation or the patient’s employer.
Our Outpatient Brain Injury and Young Stroke Program provides a continuum of work rehab options. For many clients, the point of re-entry is a volunteer work trial with the former employer or in an understanding environment such as Greenville Health System. When clients are ready, we work closely with employers and the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation to ease them back into employment. The West End Co–op provides actual employment opportunities for some clients.
For school-age patients, our program incorporates academic goals and training material throughout rehabilitation. For each student, we conduct detailed academic assessments through Speech-Language Pathology and Neuropsychology and develop an interdisciplinary School Re-entry Plan Report, which is provided to the school team. Our therapists work side-by-side with families during the process of returning to class. School transition services that prepare teachers and school counselors to work with the student are available. For more information on Brain Injury and School Re-entry, visit www.binav.org, a new website developed through a Roger C. Peace grant.
The Outpatient Brain Injury and Young Stroke Program involves case management from start to finish helping establish eligibility and to secure insurance benefits and funding. We offer comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and consultations on an as-needed basis to assist treatment professionals and insurance case managers with longer-range case planning.
Upon referral, preference for medical management of the case will be determined. The team will work with either a staff physiatrist or directly with other referring physicians. Our staff begins by gathering background data on the patient’s previous medical history, psychosocial history, educational history and financial status to help in planning the initial assessment and treatment process. We conduct comprehensive evaluations of each client’s occupational, physical, speech and psychological capabilities as funding allows. The need for neuropsychological screening or referral for vocational rehabilitation is determined independently in each case. Following initial assessment, the treatment team meets with the patient and family to review findings and to develop goals with them. A team treatment plan is then proposed to the referring physician and implemented on an interdisciplinary basis. The team reviews the plan monthly and keeps referral sources up to date through ongoing case management reports.
The staff of Peace Rehabilitation Center is honored to serve on the South Carolina Brain Injury Leadership Council. We remain actively involved in the Brain Injury Alliance of South Carolina and provide education and training about brain injury throughout the state. Our staff plays an instrumental role in upstate brain injury support groups. Roger C. Peace sponsors events to celebrate the lives of our clients, such as Triumph in the Water Ski Bash and Triumph on the Green, a golf tournament.
Referrals and Contact Information
We accept referrals for the outpatient program from physiatrists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists. Referrals for other physician specialties will be considered, but we recommend that a rehabilitation medicine consultation be obtained. For direct referrals, call the Business Office at 864-455-8788.
The Peace Rehabilitation Center is located at 100 Augusta Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601. For more information on the center, please call 864-455-8788.