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Adquired brain injury

Adquired brain injury

The aim of this service is to provide comprehensive rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injury.

The most common causes are:

  • Brain Injuries
  • Stroke: heart attacks and brain hemorrhages
  • Cerebral Anoxia
  • Tumors
  • Encephalitis

The service has several health care resources:



This service is intended for patients with cognitive, motor, communicating, behavioral, emotional and / or sensory sequelae The right time to start this type of service is in the subacute phase, between two months and one year after the brain damage occurred. It will develop integrated rehabilitation programs in the areas of speech therapy, physical rehabilitation, occupational therapy, neuropsychology and activities of daily living; whenever necessary would complement these programs with psychopharmacological and psychological treatments. They also do therapy monitoring and guidance after discharge.

The inpatient unit team is multidisciplinary and brings together doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, neuropsychologists, speech therapists, nurses, nursing assistants and secretary. The center offers medical and nursing coverage 24 hours a day.



The decision to make the admission,  is taken after assessing the medical reports and the information provided by the family.

Healthcare activity always begins with a very comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment is performed in the first month and results in the report of admission.

In this exercise the first recommendations arise and also set the priority objectives of rehabilitation later give rise to the different welfare programs. Finally, try to set a time evolution and prognosis of admission in the center.

Rehabilitation programs are individualized, multidisciplinary and intensive, they are agreed by the medical team in the clinical sessions with the ultimate aim of improving the cognitive, emotional and motor capacities  and increased the independence of the patient in daily life.

A few weeks before discharge the family are invited to participate in sessions of different types of rehabilitation, in order to acquire skills to manage the patient skillfully, or to continue programs established in the unit. In final discharge reports we refer to effects, impact and recommendations for the future.