Nexus Neurorecovery Center Campus Map

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.

  •    1. Rehabilitation Building

    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.

    Physical Therapy Focus On:

    • Motor Learning
    • Home and Community Mobility
    • Ambulation
    • Motor Sequencing
    • Balance and Coordination
    • Endurance
    • Muscle Strengthening
    • Head and Trunk Control
    • Skill Building Groups
  •    2. Occupational Therapy Lab

    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.

    Occupational Therapy Focus On:

    • Visual Perception
    • Self-Care Skills
    • Upper Extremity Function
    • Fine Motor Coordination
    • Community Reentry Skills and Social Behavior
    • Cognition
    • Reading and Writing Skills
    • Sensorimotor Skills
    • Skill Building Groups
  •    3. Speech-Language Pathology Offices

    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.

    Speech-Language Therapy Focus On:

    • Speech/Language
    • Social Communication
    • Reading and Writing
    • Cognition
    • Swallowing
    • Skill Building Groups
    • Apraxia
    • Multi-modal Communication
  •    4. Recreational Room

    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.

  •    5. Gift Shop

    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.

  •    6. Testing Office

    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.

  •    7. Counseling Offices

    Individual and family counseling is available with licensed staff members.

  •    8. Cognitive Classrooms

    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.

    Cognitive Therapy Groups Include:

    • Brain Education
      • This group discusses the importance of various therapies, structure, and family/friend support. Strategies introduced will help prepare both participants and families for life at home and within the community. 0Depending on the group of participants, additional topics such as organization, problem solving, sequencing, and neuroplasticity may be discussed.
    • Healthy Living
      • This group addresses some of the major areas of health and wellness, educating participants and providing discussion regarding their normal health routine. Topics included within Healthy Living are: Monday: Reducing stress, receiving support from family/friends, thinking positively, and mindfulness; Wednesday: Nutrition, hydration, self-management, information processing, and stress management; Friday: Sleep strategies, stretching, nutrition, and exercise.
    • Memory Strategies
      • Memory is one of the most commonly affected cognitive functions of the brain after an acquired brain injury. This group provides information on memory (types of memory, what a memory really is, why it is important), as well as how and why it is affected after injury. Internal and external strategies, including compensatory strategies, are also implemented to increase retrieval and memory.
    • Social Cognition
      • Social skills are a large part of human interactions, and having the ability to adapt to social situations is imperative. In this group, facilitators discuss the importance of social skills and give examples of where are they used (i.e. how to ask for help, subtle cues, body language, family interaction, in the community/job environment).
    • Foundations
      • Scheduled as the first group of the day, participants are transitioning from their homes to begin programming for the day. In this group, each participant’s schedule is reviewed for the day, previous evening’s activities are discussed, and uplifting, recent news stories are shared.
    • Relaxation
      • Teaching the importance of relaxation in everyday life, Relaxation incorporates mindfulness into activities and ways to relax. This group includes hands-on experiences such as guided meditation, mindful eating/drinking, and yoga. The group discusses ways each prefers to relax, and facilitators offer suggest modes of relaxation, including deep breathing, mediation, yoga, art therapy, aroma therapy, exercise, and leisure activities. This group is especially beneficial for persons who have or currently experience challenges with anger management, anxiety attacks, cardiac health, depression, general well-being, headache, high blood pressure, compromised immune systems, insomnia, pain management, stress management, and addiction.
    • Insight & Awareness
      • This group raises awareness of how an injury can alter one’s perspective and social skills. The goal is to return patients to his or her highest level of independence, by identifying areas in which they can improve.
    • Movement & Music
      • Music and movement are very important in everyday life. When the two come together, they can strengthen neuropathways and aid in overall movement and speech. In this group, movement patterns are thoughtfully performed and participants are encouraged to enjoy music, as they strengthen, stretch, and engage in a full-body activity.
    • Problem Solving
      • Solving problems is an everyday skill that takes thought and multiple-step reasoning. There are many ways to approach situations, both new and familiar. The group may work together or independently to solve a common problem or problem solve scenarios where a difficult situation may arise. Reactions to the problem are the pivotal point, and tools to use when responding in a healthy way are shared and learned to better tackle real-world issues.
    • Family Dynamics
      • After a traumatic injury, family roles often shift dramatically and may not return to how they were pre-injury. This group discusses who the family system involves (immediate family, distant family, friends, co-workers, etc.), how the dynamics may have shifted, and where this change may affect the individuals involved. This group may also discuss what has changed, why it has changed, and how to communicate with the participant’s support system to work together.
    • Life Skills
      • An occupational therapy led group that meets three times a week. Wednesday focuses on functional math and money management as well as safety, Thursday focuses on meal planning and food purchasing in the community, and Friday is meal preparation, safety implementing, and consuming.
    • Grupo Esparanza
      • This group is specifically for our Spanish-speaking residents. The focus of discussion is brain function, education, and well-being. The facilitator is equipped with information from therapists, as well as literature about various neurological diseases. The participants provide group support, if needed, allowing each other to share and discuss, per his or her level of comfort. All conversations remain confidential, unless agreed upon otherwise.
    • Substance Abuse
      • This therapy group is for people who have either previously utilized/abused substances, or for those who have discussed/displayed wanting to rely on substances once returned to home. The group discusses the struggles of substances, how to alter their home environment, and other coping mechanisms that could be implemented.
    • Nexus 101
      • Different Nexus facilitators lead this group to explain how their job relates to the participants and obtain feedback on new ideas. The facilitators will talk about Nexus, answer questions, and find answers to questions they don’t know.

    Other Programs Include:

    • Executive Development
      • This “white collar” program prepares residents to return to business world, and reinforces entrepreneurial practices. This program strengthens cognitive skills, problem solving, creative thinking, attention to detail, concentration, and basic reading, writing and math skills.
    • Carpet Cleaning
      • This program educates residents about how to utilize an industrial machine and to clean and properly maintain interior spaces. Residents train in safety awareness and improve physical stamina, cognitive skills, attention to detail, production speed, and work quality, as well as basic reading, math, reasoning, and sequencing skills.
    • Small Engine Repair
      • With access to hundreds of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) service manuals, this program allows residents to study, learn, and produce information from 2-diminesional drawings into 3-dimensional products. This program is designed to be a test of skills including visual-spatial, problem solving, fine and gross finger manipulation, reasoning, creativity, memory, attention to detail, concentration, gross motor movement, and analytical skills.
  •    9. Crafts Room

    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 includes the resolution of conflicts, development of interpersonal skills, management of behaviors, reduced stress, and increased self-esteem and awareness.

  •    10. Screen Printing Room

    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.

  •    11. Multi-Purpose Room

    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.

  •    12. Greenhouse

    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.

  •    13. Auto Detailing

    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.

  •    14. Foot Paths

    A network of paths connects buildings and is utilized by our rehab departments to simulate real life experiences. The physical therapy department will take patients on the paths to improve mobility, stamina, balance, coordination, multi-tasking, and attention, while speech-language therapy will work on patients’ cognition levels as they walk. Vocational therapy uses the paths to go between classrooms and the greenhouse and life care patients are outside on the paths daily.

  •    15. Fishing Pond

    Our catch and release pond is home to several specifies of fish, turtles, and ducks, and is utilized by our therapy team to help patients improve mobility, stamina, balance, coordination, multi-tasking, attention, and cognition. This space is also appreciated by families and creates a place for residents to interact with friends and family members.

  •    16. New Genesis

    A licensed, 16 bed Type B Assisted Living Facility that is certified as a secured Alzheimer’s and other related disorder unit. New Genesis provides an increased level of medical supervision and dependent care. It is one of two typical entry-level homes on campus.

  •    17. Cornerstone

    Cornerstone 1 and 2 are free-standing manufactured homes with three bedrooms each. This real-life setting helps residents prepare for life at home that may include chores, cooking, and cleaning. Cornerstone’s high-level program components offers support when needed and cuing. Therapies are available as ordered by a physician.

  •    18. Churchill

    A licensed, 16 bed Type B, Assisted Living Facility that provides the next step for residents as they continue to work toward their goals. Programming is directed toward developing functional skills and behavior stability that leads to increased levels of independence and quality of life. Physical and occupational therapy and speech-language pathology are available as ordered by a physician.

  •    19. Windsor

    A licensed, 16 bed Type B Assisted Living Facility that is certified as a secured Alzheimer’s and other related disorder unit. Windsor’s unique design allows for individuals with confusion and post traumatic amnesia to live in a safe and secure environment. It offers the highest level of support and cuing, and therapies as ordered by a physician. It is one of two typical entry-level homes on campus.

  •    20. Administration and Annex:

    Nexus Neurorecovery Center staff office here. The campus Executive Administrative Assistant offices here to assist families with money management for residents.

  •    21. Amphitheater

    Special events, music performances, and movie showings are held here. The amphitheater is also utilized for therapeutic purposes and some classes are held here as well. Families also use this space for visiting.

  •    22. Morgan Building/Activity Center

    This building houses the activity center and life care program during the day. Vocational testing also takes place here with certified vocational testing equipment.

  •    23. Vocational Classroom

    Utilized primarily for horticulture group. The vocational classroom provides a space for further education for residents to be in their vocational endeavors.

  •    24. Somerset

    A licensed, 16 bed Type B Assisted Living Facility that generally provides long-term care in a therapeutic environment for individuals who require intense structure and supervision. Programming and activities are tailored to the needs and preferences of each resident. Therapies are available as ordered by a physician.

  •    25. Security Check Point

    We take the safety of our residents very seriously. Security initiatives are in place to protect residents and family members. Also, a guard on-site 24/7 checks visitors in and out of campus.

Nexus Neurorecovery Center also offers off-campus, community-based living in our Janus home and apartments. View our Community-Based Living information.

Nexus Neurorecovery Center is a weapon-free campus.

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