Following severe brain injuries, many patients progress through stages of coma as they emerge into a state of awareness. This may take weeks, months or even years and hence, it can be emotionally stressful for family and loved ones.
Jiva’s post-coma rehabilitation programme is the first of its type. It gives up a defined course of treatment for patients starting with early post-acute rehab and provides professional assistance for families, both of which are critical.
Rehabilitation can begin as soon as the patient’s health has stabilized, and it can even take place in the intensive care unit (this stage of rehabilitation is referred to as “acute rehabilitation”). When the patient is ready to leave the hospital, post-acute rehab in a specialized, comfortable setting should take over for the remainder of the healing process.
The line of Treatment
Patients may get two types of therapy as part of their rehabilitation treatment plan, based on their underlying medical condition and endurance:
Active stream: Up to three hours of intensive therapy each day, supported by indirect treatment with daily living (ADL) therapy provided by the rehab nursing staff.
Slow move: One to two hours of indirect therapy each day, complemented with activities of daily living (ADL) therapy provided by the rehab nursing staff.
A diverse team of medical practitioners, coordinated by a rehabilitation physician, provides treatment to each patient, which includes rehab nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, neuropsychologists, and others.
For ongoing patient management and monitoring, team meetings are held on a regular basis. Weekly rehabilitation objectives are created and assessed in accordance to the treatment plan. Patients and family members can have a family meeting at any time to share their concerns with the rehab team as a whole.