July 2020–June 2021

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital's Outpatient Brain Injury Program is a progressive outpatient rehabilitation program for individuals with neurological injuries or illnesses. The program is based upon the philosophy that rehabilitation must take into account the environment in which the patient needs to function.

Since neurological damage can lead to permanent impairments, which often lead to problems interacting at home, work or school, we treat clients in real-life environments. Using this treatment method, everyday difficulties a person with a brain injury will encounter are identified and interventions or strategies are developed and implemented to overcome those problems.

For more information about this report or the Outpatient Brain Injury Program, please call 484.596.7880.

Statistics

Sample size

100 patients

Average age

65.1 years old (range 18–96)

Number of adolescents

2 adolescent patients

Average age of adolescents

17 years old

Average number of visits by discipline

18.6 physical therapy
19.1 occupational therapy
19.8 speech therapy

 

Results

Functional outcomes

A very unique strength of the Outpatient Brain Injury Program is its focus on client and family involvement in treatment planning and goal setting. This involvement enables the staff to develop individualized treatment plans to help clients gain independence in everyday tasks.

Result: Nearly 30% of our clients met the goal of returning to work, school or volunteer activities by discharge.

Result: 78% of our clients demonstrated increased independence and autonomy in daily tasks by discharge.

A medical interruption occurs when a patient is unable to complete their prescribed course of outpatient therapy due to a medical issue.

Result: 3% of patients had their rehabilitation program interrupted by a medical issue. 1% of patients had unplanned transfers to acute care.

Satisfaction and access

Patient satisfaction is routinely measured at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital for all inpatient and outpatient programs. Results are used to facilitate program improvement and to change our menu of services as needed.

Result: 100% of clients would recommend Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital to others. 100% of clients were satisfied with their care in the Outpatient Brain Injury Program.

We work hard to provide fast and easy access to all of our programs. Scheduling a first appointment can be influenced by many things such as patient preference and conflicting appointments.

Result: The time-frame from patient call to first appointment is generally 5.2 business days.