Catastrophic Injury Rehabilitation

Catastrophic Injury Rehabilitation in California

If you or a loved one have survived a severe injury that has led to life changing disability, pain, and a loss of independence you know the value of a skilled and compassionate healthcare team dedicated to your recovery. Sierra Care is a rehabilitation facility with multiple, beautiful campuses in central California that cares for patients with severe and devastating injuries, helping them recover from their injury.

Sierra Care is specialized in the treatment of multiple forms of severe injury and disability. This gives us the ability to provide skilled and complete care to those with the complex medical conditions and injuries that result from a catastrophic accident. Catastrophic rehab relies on the skills of physicians, therapists, and nurses working together as one team to ensure that every part of the patient is treated. In a patient with a catastrophic injury we use specialists from all of our services to ensure that your recovery is as complete and rapid as possible. Sierra Care looks beyond your injury and ensures that you are treated as a person, not just a patient.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is defined as “a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain, and/or any injury that causes severe disability.” Many of these injuries are severe enough to result in death. Those that do not often result in severe disability. Rehabilitation is critical after a catastrophic injury. Without rehabilitation, these injuries are almost certain to result in severe and irreversible lifelong disability. Some of the injuries that are seen in patients diagnosed with catastrophic injury are:

  • Multiple bone fractures
  • Damage to large areas of skin
  • Damage to the heart and lungs
  • Damage to the intestines, liver, and spleen
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Mild traumatic brain injuries (concussions)

What is Catastrophic Injury Rehabilitation?

Catastrophic injury rehabilitation is the process of strengthening the body and mind following a severe injury and the hospitalization that followed it. A good catastrophic rehabilitation program has multiple specialists available to treat nearly every area of the body. These programs often stretch over many months, with a gradual progression from living at a facility full time to eventually return home and attending therapy as an outpatient to solidify the skills and strength gained during inpatient recovery.

Our Catastrophic Rehab Process

Our rehabilitation process is focused around custom treatment plans that are unique to each patient. These plans are made with your injury and goals for recovery in mind. These custom plans are carried out by our team of physical, occupational, and speech therapists to help you recover mobility, communication, and other critical life skills. These professionals meet weekly to assess your progress and adapt your treatment plan to ensure you get the best possible care. Our multi-specialty teams include:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupation therapists
  • Speech-Language pathologists
  • Recreational therapists
  • Case managers

Why Sierra Care?

Sierra Care has many benefits beyond our excellent medical care and expert staff. Our beautiful and modern facilities set the stage for your recovery by providing a peaceful, clean, and quiet environment that is free of the chaos seen in many hospitals. We have a large variety of amenities for both our patients and their guests, helping to create an ideal healing environment that is much more than just another healthcare facility. Some of the amenities we offer all of our patients and their guests are:

  • Large accessible restrooms and living area
  • Full-service Kitchen with a trained chef
  • Fully-equipped therapy rooms
  • Arts & Crafts room for creativity and fine motor skills
  • Accessible theater
  • Non-denominational chapel
  • Cozy sitting rooms for family gatherings
  • Outdoor gathering areas
  • Gaming area with foosball and pool table
  • Wii® gaming system for virtual reality rehabilitation
  • Accessible NeuLife van for seated/wheelchair transport to community activities
  • Pet visitation opportunities

If you or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury and would benefit from our services, do not hesitate to click this link and contact us, so you can begin the process of recovery today!

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    Personalized care

    Sierra Care treats you as a person, not just a patient. We listen to your goals for treatment and ensure that your team works to help you meet those goals. At Sierra Care you will feel like a member of your own healthcare team, empowered to make decisions and determine the direction of your care.

    Exceptional caregivers

    Every team member at Sierra Care is dedicated to your recovery. Our doctors, therapists, nurses, and staff are all experts in their fields. With the skills and experiences necessary to ensure you receive exceptional care.

    Excellence at all levels of care

    Sierra Care provides treatment to patients in every stage of recovery. Our therapists see patients at all levels of recovery and stay with you through your journey back to health.