People who are recovering from a serious brain injury or neurological condition have one goal: to rebuild their lives. The expert team at Rochester Regional Health's Golisano Restorative Neurology Rehabilitation Center is here to help patients restore as much of their independence as possible — and get back to doing what they love.
Established in 1989, our nationally recognized rehabilitation program provides a complete range of services to adults and children with neurological, orthopaedic and complex medical conditions. No other facility in New York state – and very few in the country – offer our exceptional variety of resources. We are unique for several reasons:
Another unique strength of our program is our interdisciplinary approach to cognitive rehabilitation. Our team of highly skilled physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, neuropsychologists, physician assistants (PAs), nurses and therapists provide advanced care. And since we work within a larger health system, we have ample opportunities to consult with other specialists as needed.
We’re available 24/7 and based at Unity Hospital, so we have access to state-of-the-art medical and diagnostic services. We focus on providing high-quality services and compassionate patient care. Our physicians (and our entire team) are open, friendly and approachable.
These are just a few of the amenities that patients and families find here:
Our interdisciplinary team works with patients ranging from pediatric (3 months of age and older) to geriatric. We help patients who have a wide variety of neurological conditions, including:
While each treatment plan is customized for the patient’s specific needs, they can expect to have at least three hours of therapy five days per week.
Depending on their diagnosis, patients receive care under one of our carefully designed, fully integrated and accredited programs.
Patients need a referral from their physician to be admitted to the Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Program. Many of our patients have deficits in mobility, safety, self-care, communication and thinking skills. To be eligible for our program, the patient must:
We see patients from age 12 months and up; we will consider admission for children under the age of 12 months on a case-by-case basis.
We accept patients with a spinal cord injury, complete or incomplete at the level of C-5 or lower; we will evaluate patients with injuries above C-5 on a case-by-case basis.
Our rehabilitation physicians will determine appropriateness for admission by evaluating the patient at a local hospital or by reviewing a detailed chart and discussing the situation with referral sources.
When you are ready to move forward with admission, we will guide you through the process including medical insurance and disability claims. We know that paperwork can be overwhelming at a time like this, so our staff is available to answer any questions and keep the ball rolling. We accept payer sources such as private pay, Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs, No Fault insurance and Workers' Compensation.
We welcome (and encourage) patients, families and supportive friends to visit our program, tour our facilities and meet our team members prior to admission. We want to make sure that our environment is the right fit for everyone involved.
When patients are ready to go home, they can be confident that they will have our continued support in the days and months ahead.
Our case manager works with patients, families and their rehabilitation team throughout the stay to help coordinate rehabilitative needs, including outpatient care, community resources, home health care, equipment needs, transportation, education, or vocational training. If patients need to be discharged to an alternative level of care, such as a skilled nursing facility, our case manager assists with that process as well.
Our physicians, neuropsychologists and therapists also continue to help interface with school or work for as long as needed following the patient's return home.
We're happy to answer any of your questions about our program.
Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center
1555 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Urgent after-hours and nurse's station: 585.368.3600
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