Nexus Neurorecovery Center’s home-like environment offers programs and services to patients, residents, and family members in our state-of-the art rehab facility and other buildings across our 26 acre campus. View our campus map for campus features and more information.
Nexus’ physical therapy services focus on the physical aspects of function relating to each individual patient’s neuromuscular status. Our licensed therapists are extremely experienced and understand the physical and mental challenges a patient may face during the healing process, and we work with patients and families to help each individual achieve his or her optimal physical and functional levels. Residents participate in both one-on-one and group therapy.
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Nexus Neurorecovery Center’s occupational therapy services engaging residents in functional activities to optimize their daily living. A variety of functional tasks are used to target basic activities of daily living and independent living skills. Our licensed therapists aim to provide a patient with the skills needed to achieve independence in all areas of their lives – both cognitive and physical – enhancing a patient’s motor skills while enhancing their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.
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Nexus’ speech-language therapy helps patients with speech, language, and communication difficulties develop communication skills and tools. Our Speech-Language Pathologists use formal assessments, behavioral observations, family reports, and background information about the patient to determine the severity of the speech and/or language problem. Based upon this information, we design individual programs and carefully evaluate treatment on an ongoing basis in order to make changes as appropriate depending on the patient’s progress.
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Individual and group recreational therapy takes place during the programming day, and is led by Nexus recreational therapists and our campus activities coordinator. Impromptu events, as well as activities posted on our monthly activity calendar, may also take place in this room.
Nexus Neurorecovery Center’s gift shop is open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and it is primarily run by residents. Staff, family, visitors, and select residents may utilize the gift shop to make purchases, including resident-made crafts like paracord, screened t-shirts, and bird houses. The gift shop teaches skills required in a retail and/or customer service enterprises. Residents operate the cash register, handle money, arrange merchandise, mark prices, and maintain cleanliness. They also learn how to order products and maintain inventory, and at the end of each business day, they account and reconcile the cash with register sales.
Neuropsychological screenings, assessments, and scoring are available, and residents can take computer based or self-administered assessments. Vocational testing is also conducted and used to establish whether an individual has vocational rehabilitation potential. Testing involves batteries, work samples, and situational assessments, including the resident’s interests, aptitudes, scholastic abilities, transferable skills, vocational assets and limitations, work behaviors, and potential career options.
Individual and family counseling is available with licensed staff members.
Classrooms are used for a variety of purposes, including cognitive therapy programming. Both transitional and life care patients participate in the cognitive groups led by Nexus’ licensed staff. While group activities and discussions are constantly changing, topics for our life care group typically focus on how to improve quality of life and enjoy life on campus, while topics for our transitional group center around returning to home and moving forward after an injury and illness.
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The crafts room provides opportunities for residents to explore creativity through artistic hand-made crafts. The creative experience improves hand-eye coordination, fine and gross finger manipulation, upper body strength and stamina, cognitive, reasoning, and sequencing skills. The psychological component include the resolution of conflicts, development of interpersonal skills, management of behaviors, reduced stress, and increased self-esteem and awareness.
Residents are taught the art of silk screening designs that go on various articles of clothing, like t-shirts. This activity enhances upper body strength, overall physical stamina, production speed, attention to detail, and work quality. Teamwork is required as the production can be halted if the pace is not kept. The residents taste the environment of deadlines and delivery dates. Marketing, promotional, and customer service skills – including taking orders, post sales, process payments, and complete paperwork – are developed.
The multi-purpose room is used differently daily, depending on our residents’ needs. It can be utilized as a room for rest breaks for patients or for overflow discussion groups. Nexus keeps our ideas open for this room to accommodate any needs.
Activities in the greenhouse including landscaping, ground maintenance, and gardening. Nexus’ 4,000 square foot greenhouse and two shaded houses are central to this program. Both classroom instruction and hands-on training to promote skills to improve physical stamina, cognitive skills, safety awareness, attention to detail, production speed, work quality, and interpersonal skills.
Residents learn the process of washing, waxing, and detailing the interiors and exteriors of the company vehicles and staff vehicles. Marketing, promotional, and customer services skills are developed as residents sell the on-campus punch cards and complete paperwork. Outcomes include the enhancement of physical stamina, production speed, attention to detail, and work quality, as the vehicles are valued investments.
Nexus' NeuroContinuum sequence provides a range of care for those recovering from acquired or traumatic brain injuries and other complicated illnesses or diseases.
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