Inpatient Brain Injury

Brain injury patient photo

Brain injury facts

According to the Brain Injury Association of America, every 23 seconds, someone in the US sustains a Traumatic Brain Injury, that's 1.4 million Americans every year.

An estimated 5.3 million Americans-more than 2% of the US population live with disabilities resulting from a Traumatic Brain Injury(TBI).

According to the Center for Disease Control, the three leading causes of TBI are motor vehicle accidents, violence (mostly from firearms) and falls, particularly among the elderly. The risk of TBI in men is twice the risk in women. The risk is higher in people older than 75 years of age, adolescents, and young adults.

Brain injury program

The rehabilitation program at Loma Linda University East Campus Hospital has a dedicated team of professionals who specialize in brain injury rehabilitation.

Each patient has an individualized program created just for him/her by our team of professionals. Patients in rehabilitation participate in therapy up to three hours per day, which is spread throughout the day. The patient will be working on such skills as walking, talking, safety, judgment, reasoning, patterning, and many other cognitive skills. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy may be part of the customized program as may neuropsychology.

The patient's team of therapists and nurses also work with family members by helping them understand what is common for a patient recovering from a brain injury.

Each patient is different, and some progress more rapidly than others based upon the severity of the injury and location of the injury in the brain. Some patients may progress for a few days and then it may seem that they slow down for a few days. This is a common pattern in the course of recovery.

For patients that have completed the inpatient rehabilitation program, we also offer outpatient rehabilitation that has state of the art equipment, convenient hours of operation, and quality therapy provided by therapists who specialize in the areas of neuro rehabilitation, orthopaedic rehabilitation, hand rehabilitation, work hardening, and pediatrics.

Referral sources

Patients can be referred by:

  1. Their physician
  2. Hospital case manager
  3. Insurance case manager
  4. A family member requesting rehabilitation services at Loma Linda University Medical Center

Inpatient rehabilitation address:

Loma Linda University East Campus Hospital
25333 Barton Road, Unit 1100
Loma Linda, CA 92354
909-558-6691

Call for an evaluation:

(909) 558-4229 or (909) 558-4213 or Faxing us at (909) 558-0226