TIRR Memorial Hermann provides rehabilitation to individuals with brain injuries of all levels of severity. We treat patients of all types, including those suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI), non-traumatic brain injury, and brain injuries combined with spinal cord injury or multiple fractures and amputations. We are committed to seeing the potential in every person and often give opportunities to those who have no other options. In our commitment to the development of the patients’ full potential, goal setting and treatment planning are creative and aggressive.
Brain Injury Rehab in a Hospital Setting
An injury to the brain can occur as the result of trauma, a tumor or a disease. Brain injuries often result in physical disabilities as well as significant changes in language, memory, thinking, behavior and personality.
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann maximizes outcomes by providing:
- Comprehensive interdisciplinary care from a team of physicians, therapists, nurses, case managers and social workers dedicated to expert care of persons with brain injury
- Patient rooms, nursing care units and gym space specifically designed and equipped to meet the unique needs of a person with brain injury
- Specialized medical management, nursing and therapy in a hospital setting
- Individual therapy
- Group treatment
- Community outings to address the patient’s functional abilities
- Support groups, counseling, designated education classes and individualized training to prepare families and caregivers
Brain Injury Therapy After Discharge
Recovery from brain injury does not end when a patient is discharged from the inpatient program. Rather, recovery continues long after the return home.
The programs at the Outpatient Medical Clinic and Outpatient Rehabilitation allow patient and family to transition from the hospital setting to home while continuing to receive intense therapy services and medical monitoring. Brain injury support groups, counseling, education and individualized training also prepare families and caregivers for the patient’s discharge.
National Funding and Designation
The Brain Injury Research Center at TIRR Memorial Hermann is funded by multiple grants from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and is designated as a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Integration of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury.
Learn More or Make an Appointment
To learn more about brain injury rehabilitation and how you can participate in the acclaimed Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann, call 713-797-5942.
2011 Brain Injury Patient Statistics
- 366 patients were discharged from the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann in 2011
- 50% of patients had traumatic brain injury (TBI), like falls or vehicle accidents
- 28% of patients had non-traumatic brain injury, like surgery-related brain injuries or tumors
- 22% of patients had brain injury combined with spinal cord injury or multiple fractures or amputations
- The average patient was in their 40's with more men than women in the program
- 16 teenage patients were discharged in 2011 with an average age of 14 to 16
- The average length of time patients with brain injury were at TIRR Memorial Hermann was 31 days compared to a national average of 20 days
- On average, patients received 3 to 4 hours of therapy per day
- 73% of patients were discharged home to the community
- 91% of patients and family members would recommend TIRR Memorial Hermann to others
Read the full Brain Injury Patient Statistics report:
Brain Injury Fact Sheet English Spanish