The Roger C. Peace Outpatient Brain Injury and Young Stroke Program is the only program of its kind in South Carolina and maintains specialty accreditation for Brain Injury, Stroke, and Vocational programs by the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). 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.
The Outpatient Brain Injury and Young Stroke Program emphasizes an interdisciplinary 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, school re-entry, and vocational readiness. Specialty protocols address the physical, behavioral, 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.
The Outpatient Brain Injury & Young Stroke Program involves case management from start to finish helping establish eligibility and to secure insurance benefits and funding. The case manager provides the family with information about the program and expectations at the beginning of rehabilitation, and continues to keep them apprised of pertinent issues that arise throughout the course of the rehab stay. Efficient utilization of existing funding resources along with advocacy for alternative resources are primary goals of the case manager.