Loyola Clinical Centers awarded grant from Stulman Foundation to support brain injury and disorder services
After acute-care hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation services, adults with brain injury and brain disorders still have critical care needs but often lack the insurance coverage to afford continued treatment. It is also difficult to find all of the necessary services under one roof.
The award will support faculty members who train graduate student service providers and enable talented graduate students to participate in clinical fellowships and graduate assistantships. The LCC will also use the award to add neuropsychological expertise to the Centers’ interdisciplinary team that provides assessment and treatment for individuals with brain injuries and disorders, thus expanding the range of clients served.
"I am incredibly grateful for the generosity of the Stulman Charitable Foundation and its recognition of our commitment to offering our growing client base the coordinated, cost-effective, interdisciplinary care that is essential for them and their families as they strive to achieve a better quality of life," said Janet Simon Schreck, executive director of the LCC.
The LCC offers solutions to both of these issues with an affordable sliding fee scale and a wrap-around treatment program. The interdisciplinary team at the LCC has the expertise to clearly identify the strengths and weaknesses of each client with a brain injury or disorder and connect those clients with appropriate therapies to produce measurable, meaningful improvements in memory, attention, communication, and quality of life. Clients regularly receive these services at an average discount of 65 percent based on financial need.
The LCC’s clinical services for adults with brain injury and brain disorders treat progressive neurological disorders, early onset dementia, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. Plans are in place to expand this population to include post-concussion athletes and extend the rehabilitation program to include vocational and life skills. This growing focus on the care of brain injury and disorders was highlighted by Lee Woodruff’s October 23 lecture (see accompanying article) that emphasized the importance of the role of the family in caring for the individual with brain injury or disorder.
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