In addition to the medical, physical, and cognitive needs of a brain injury survivor, The RETURN! Brain Injury Day Program offers support to both the client and family. This includes their emotional, psychosocial, vocational, and financial needs, as well as providing information regarding community resources.
Each client is assigned a Primary Counselor as part of the RETURN! Program. The counselor meets with the client individually to assist them with their emotional adjustment to functional changes and the RETURN! Program, review goals and treatment plan, and discuss community re-entry issues. A family team meeting is held typically around 4-5 weeks into the program. This gives the client, family, and therapy team an opportunity to discuss client's progress in the program, how the client is doing at home, continued goals, and discharge plans.
Our Pre-Vocational Specialist meets with each client to complete a screening to evaluate the client's vocational interests, return to work concerns, and connect clients with appropriate vocational resources in the community. RETURN! staff can also be involved with the facilitation of return to work plans. This may include providing counseling to clients around return to work issues, preparing a return to work plan, and contacting the employer to discuss the team's recommendations.
In addition to our other services, we provide case management for RETURN! clients. It is our goal to help someone navigate through the healthcare system, including aftercare services. Our Social Worker acts as the liaison between the insurance company, client/family, and treatment team to obtain authorization and continued coverage for the program. The team also evaluates what continuing community resources might be helpful and provides this information to clients and families.
The Brain Injury Support Group, S.I.N.A.I.-United (Survivors In Need After Injury), is open to brain injury survivors, family, friends, and caregivers. This groups is affiliated with the Brain Injury Association of Maryland
. It meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the lobby of the Schoeneman Building at Sinai.
If you would like more information about the support group or to have your name added to the mailing list for upcoming meetings, please contact our Social Worker, Kerry Riggs at 410-601-6080.
The Sinai Rehabilitation Center also offers a driving evaluation and training program. For additional information on the driving program, click here
, or contact the Driving Line at 410-601-9843.
If you wish to schedule a driving evaluation, please call 410-601-5830.