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Hook Rehabilitation Center for Brain Injury and Stroke

Acute inpatient rehabilitation programs

All inpatients at Hook Rehabilitation Center, located in Community Hospital East in Indianapolis, Indiana, are provided with a private room for comfort and privacy. To help you prepare for your stay, please review Your stay: What to expect.

The Hook Rehabilitation programs are located on the third and fifth floors of Community Hospital East. They are designed for the individual who is medically stable, meets criteria for acute rehab admission, and can tolerate at least three hours of therapy a day. Rehabilitation is provided for individuals who have sustained physical and cognitive disabilities related to stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular diseases, orthopedics, amputations and related disorders. A physiatrist—a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation—oversees each patient’s medical care. An experienced staff of rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists and recreational therapists form the team that helps each of our patients achieve their maximum potential.

Stroke rehabilitation program

Hook Rehabilitation Center's stroke program has been designation as a "Stroke Specialty Program" by CARF. To receive this accreditation, a rehabilitation facility must have comprehensive programs and services for all phases of stroke rehabilitation, with an emphasis on treatment, patient and family education, and stroke prevention.

Brain injury rehabilitation program

The Hook Rehab brain injury rehabilitation program, located on the fifth floor of Community Hospital East, consists of 15 private rooms divided into two specialized brain injury treatment programs: acute brain injury rehabilitation and neurobehavioral rehabilitation, the only one of its kind in Indiana. The acute brain injury program focuses on both cognitive and physical rehabilitation. The post-acute neurobehavioral program provides treatment and education directed towards the behavioral and cognitive aspects of a brain injury that often prevent patients from returning home independently. These programs, although on the same floor, consist of two distinct treatment teams and specialized treatment space.

Brain injury treatment requires a highly trained, experienced staff. At Hook Rehab, 18 of our staff have achieved certification as Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS). These individuals have demonstrated the wide variety of unique skills and knowledge that are essential to treat individuals with brain injury.

Learn more about the neurobehavioral rehabilitation program >>

Want to know more about brain injury?

Visit the websites below for more information about brain injury and research, living with brain injury, brain injury awareness, policies, media, events and more.

Download: Ranchos Los Amigos Cognitive Scale: Family Guide to the Levels of Cognitive Functioning for Individuals with Brain Injury (PDF)

Spinal cord injury rehabilitation

Hook Rehabilitation offers a specialized treatment team for individuals who have spinal cord injuries. This team includes a board certified physiatrist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, rehab nurse, psychologist, social worker and recreational therapist. When necessary, respiratory therapists, speech therapists and other treatment professionals may also be involved. Our goal is to maximize function and mobility while preventing complications. During the rehabilitation stay, we educate our patients about all aspects of their injury and care so that they can return home as independent and productive as possible.

During 2011, Hook Rehab discharged 88% of individuals with traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries back into the community. This outcome is in comparison to 74% regionally and 75% nationally. In order to treat individuals with spinal cord injury, the Hook Rehab treatment team must meet established standards of care. In addition to meeting these high levels of standards, the team specializing in spinal cord rehabilitation also has many years of combined clinical experience at Hook Rehab.

Want to know more about spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord support group

When: The first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.
Where: Bradley Board Room on the first floor at Community Hospital East. This area, as well as the parking area, is fully handicapped accessible.
RSVP: Prior to attending, please call Holly Hons, physical therapist, at 317-621-3000.

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