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West Florida Hospital

Brain Injury Program

Traumatic brain injury is an injury to the brain caused by external force to the skull and is a contributing factor in 30% of all injury-related deaths in the U.S. Only one person in 20 receives the rehabilitation necessary to improve their quality of life.

The Rehabilitation Institute offers a comprehensive inpatient program for the treatment of persons who have suffered a brain injury.

The Brain Injury Program offers:

  • Daily therapy sessions
  • Adaptive aquatics
  • Community skills outings
  • Brain injury support group
  • Community reorientation therapy
  • Equipment recommendations
  • Medical consultants
  • Family training/education
  • Dressing/feeding program
  • Outpatient driver evaluation/program
  • Home accessibility evaluation

The Brain Injury Program at the Rehabilitation Institute has discharged 61% of the patients back to their homes in 15 days.

Common Causes

  • Motor vehicle accidents result in more than half of all brain injuries
  • Falls
  • Industrial/sports accidents
  • Violence
  • Abuse

Long-Term Consequences

  • Memory loss (short/long term)
  • Difficulty with judgment and recognition of limitations
  • Anxiety and/or depression
  • Loss of social networking
  • Feeling of isolation
  • Slowness and/or difficulty with speech
  • Decreased physical coordination
  • Difficulty in initiating, planning and completing actions
  • Decreased anger management
  • Decreased safety awareness

Rehab Team

  • Physiatrist
  • Case Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Brain Injury Program Fact Sheet (PDF - 36 KB)

Other Resources

Contact Us

For more information, call (850) 494-6100.