Learn more about Transitions Neuro Day Treatment Program
The Transitions Neuro Day Treatment Program is designed for people who are medically stable and able to live at home, but whose day-to-day lives can be improved through coordinated, structured, intensive outpatient therapy. Our goal is to help people who have had a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other neurological condition gain more independence, whether it be at home or in the community.
This dynamic program is a highly individualized plan of care that includes both individual and group therapy sessions. These sessions include physical, occupational, and speech therapy, as well as neuropsychology and social work services with a team of seasoned professionals who specialize in brain injury and stroke rehabilitation. We are experts at targeting the physical, cognitive/thinking, and behavioral challenges caused by an acquired brain injury.
- Interpreter services are not provided for those with limited English proficiency, but are available for patients who are hearing impaired
- Typically, there are approximately 26 visits of speech therapy, 28 visits of occupational therapy, and 22 visits of physical therapy, and 8 visits of neuropsychology (2018 data)
What Does The Program Look Like?
A patient typically attends the program four to five days per week, each day participating in a half-day of treatments that are coordinated into morning and afternoon “tracks” based on patient therapeutic needs. Individuals may progress from one track to another during their course of treatment within the program. Each daily session is typically 3-4
hours, but can last up to six. The average length of time in the program is 8.5 weeks, but can range from a few weeks to a few months depending on the patient’s needs and progress
To be considered for admission to the program
- Review our admission criteria, and if the patient seems to fit, complete the application, and return as directed on the form.
- Anyone associated with the patient can initiate a referral, including physicians, case managers, other treatment providers, or family/support persons; however, a physician’s orders for PT, OT, Speech, and Neuropsychology services will be needed before the person can be evaluated and treated.
Transition and Exit Criteria
Goals for each individual patient are established upon admission to the program, and are routinely updated during the patient’s episode of care. Patients may be transitioned to various groups and therapies as needed throughout their treatment in the program, based upon individual goals and level of functioning. Patients are discharged from the program when they no longer have group or outing based goals, no longer have goals for at least two therapies, or are no longer making progress towards their goals. In many cases following discharge from the day program, patients may benefit from additional treatment in a traditional outpatient therapy setting. Referrals to outpatient services or other services in the community are provided upon discharge from the Day Program.
Cost of the Program
The program works with many insurances and workers’ compensation providers. Please contact our Office Coordinator, Claudia Guzman (202-877-1439) for information regarding insurance coverage for our services.
If not covered by insurance, the average cost of the program is $600 per day.
The Transitions Neuro Day Treatment Team
- Jessica Clark, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Co-Director, Transitions Program - 202-877-1915
- Judson Richardson, MSW, Social Worker, Co-Director, Transitions Program - 202-877-1467
- Kritis Dasgupta, MD, Medical Director, Brain Injury Program - 202-877-1488
- Claudia Guzman, Office Coordinator-202-877-1439
- Marschelle Davis, Office Assistant, 202-877-1440
- Nicole Chatman, Clinic Assistant
- Alyssa Bleimeyer, Speech Language Pathologist
- Laurie Jacobs Bukala, SLP
- Melissa Bressler, Occupational Therapist
- Tim McGrath, OT
- Bonnie Pancoast, Physical Therapist
- Alyssa Montanaro, Physical Therapist
- Patient Satisfaction and Quality Data (pdf)
- What to Expect on Evaluation Day (pdf)
- Guidelines for Patients in the Program (pdf)
- Transitions Neuro Day Treatment Program Brochure (pdf)
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
102 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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