A History of Exceptional Neurological Rehab
Neurological Rehab has long been a specialty program within VNS Rehab Care, bringing together more
than 45 skilled physical, occupational and speech-language pathologists. Each has outstanding homecare
experience and an average of ten years in this field. Many have advanced education and certifications in practice
specialties, including Neurodevelopmental Technique, Myofascial Release, the National Institutes of Health Stroke
Assessment Scale and the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment.
Complete VNS Neurological Rehab
Rehab Care from Visiting Nurse Service offers a complete program of neurological care provided by rehabilitation specialists. Our goal is to maximize your independence and quality of life while providing essential support for the primary caregiver. To achieve this goal, we use an interdisciplinary team approach that provides for a safe transition back to home. We have extensive experience and specialization for patients with neurological diagnoses, including:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson's Disease
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Advantages of the VNS Team Approach
Our Rehab Care includes:
Occupational Therapist: Maximizes those skills necessary
to improve independence with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, homemaking, coordination, balance, vision, energy conservation and work simplification. Adaptive equipment training and fabrication are available, as well as hand splints (fitted or custom-made), as needed.
Physical Therapist: Helps promote independence with safe mobility through gait and balance training; strengthening; and movement re-education including motor planning, perceptual-motor interventions, and equipment management.
Speech-Language Pathologist: Promotes improvement in communication, cognition and swallowing through individualized assessment and treatment. Implements programs to slow speech and swallowing deficits in progressive disorders such as Parkinson's disease and utilizes augmentative communication devices as needed.
Assesses the overall medical condition, recognizes complications related to neurological conditions, teaches healthy lifestyle/diet, assesses psychosocial adjustment and works with patient and caregiver to maximize independence with medications and self-care management.
Medical Social Worker: Assists with long-term planning, community resource availability, and provides the emotional support necessary to make a smooth transition home.
Clinical Dietician: Assesses nutritional status and nutritional requirements, monitors nutrient intake, and educates/advises about ways to correct or prevent dietary deficiencies.
Home Health Aide: Assists with activities of daily living, as well as helping neurological patients with their therapy programs.
Based on your individual needs, your physician will make a homecare referral. You may inform your hospital nurse or physician about your preference in using Visiting Nurse Service. Our homecare coordinator will arrange for your post-hospital homecare plan. Referrals are accepted seven days a week by calling our Intake Department at 585.787.2233.
The cost of services may be covered by Medicaid, Medicare, HMOs and private insurance companies and will be verified before admission.
VNS provides personalized, insightful and thoughtful attention to your needs to add to your comfort and speed of recovery. We can assist you in finding other available community services through our network of organizations when necessary.