Adapting to life after a brain injury is challenging. Acadia makes it easier, helping the individuals we serve enhance their abilities and expand their potential to live, work and function as independently as possible. Our services include day treatment and residential programs tailored to each patient that provide both group and individual support and instruction.
Patients are usually referred to Acadia through a hospital case manager, discharge planner, physician, psychologist or other healthcare or human service provider. However, referrals can also come from family, schools or other state and local community providers.
ACADIA is committed to providing personalized, comprehensive and flexible programs and services which meet the specific needs of each participant. The emphasis on individualization and continuity of care enables individuals to move through the program at their own pace. The appropriate continuum of care is identified at the time of referral and continues throughout ACADIA's programming.
Individuals seeking services at Acadia are carefully assessed to determine whether or not enrollment at ACADIA is appropriate and if so, what type of services will be needed. Duration of programming will vary depending on the needs of the individual and availability of funding.
Our day treatment program offers a full range of therapeutic services Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, in the community as well as in our spacious and well-equipped clinic facility located in the lovely Greenfield Corporate Center in Lancaster. Therapeutic services capitalize on preserved strengths to address areas for improvement identified through initial and ongoing evaluations. We provide individualized and adaptive counseling and positive behavioral programming to focus on problem-solving in the home and community, social skills development, communication skills, self-care skills, stress reduction and relaxation skills development, pre-vocational skills, volunteer opportunities, time management skills and leisure skills.
Individual cognitive rehabilitation therapy is the mainstay of the day treatment program, and focuses on the development and use of compensatory strategies to address challenges in all cognitive domains. Counseling addresses awareness of and adjustment to disability, motivation for rehabilitation, interpersonal relationships and the need for behavioral change. Structured groups offer opportunities to apply cognitive and behavioral skills in a variety of meaningful activities in the clinic and in the community. Our cognitive rehabilitation therapists are Bachelor’s and Master’s level clinicians who have earned the Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) credential. Our neuro-rehabilitation assistants, who assist our therapists to run group activities in the clinic and in the community and provide direct care to the people we serve, are trained in brain injury and methods of positive behavior management.
Our case management team effectively coordinates services received at Acadia and serves as a liaison to external providers working with the people we serve. They facilitate team-based discussions of individuals’ progress toward treatment goals, and communicate regularly with individuals served and their family members. Our RN and LPN oversee the administration of medications during day treatment hours, assist individuals to participate in appointments with their physicians, and are available to manage medical issues that arise during the clinic day.
Acadia’s residential programs are located in beautiful, well-maintained apartments and townhomes communities within 2 miles of our day treatment clinic. Our residences offer modern, well-equipped and attractive living quarters with private bedrooms for each person. Between 5 and 8 individuals live in each location, and have all the benefits of true community integration, enjoying natural social opportunities with neighbors. The focus of programming is on life skills of daily living in a natural home environment, including:
Acadia provides transportation into the larger community, and/or assists with the use of public transportation systems. The individuals served in our residential program are encouraged to pursue goals to maximize their ability to care for themselves and to engage productively with their residential peers and members of the community. Neuro-rehabilitation assistants staff our residences outside of our day treatment hours, providing round-the-clock care with awake staff through the night. Individuals in our residential program participate in the day treatment program Monday through Friday.
Our Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) manage the emergent medical needs of individuals in our residential program, coordinating their medical care with physicians in the community. Our RN works closely with Acadia’s consulting Medical Director, a Behavioral Neurologist and Board-Certified Neuro-psychiatrist, to manage the medical contributors to behaviors that can interfere with participation in rehabilitation and community-based activity.
Acadia is an accredited provider of home and community services for adults. Our services are person-centered and support individuals’ rights to autonomy and personal choice. Our home and community services promote an individual’s preferred activities, the effective performance of those activities, the ability to function adaptively in environments where those activities occur, and enhanced quality of life.
Acadia’s individual therapies can be delivered in a variety of settings, including an individual’s home or other residential setting, at school or within the workplace. Unique communication and behavioral needs are addressed through a transdiciplinary, team-based model of intervention.
Group therapy activities focus on the application of social skills and problem-solving skills in everyday environments. They may be delivered in a variety of community venues, including shopping malls, grocery stores, movie theaters, sports arenas, parks and recreation centers, and so on.
One-to-one assistance may be arranged to enhance effective participation in group therapy activities. Acadia’s clinical team is knowledgeable of available resources that may benefit the individual served, including technology. We can help individuals who need assistance in connecting with family, friends or co-workers within their homes and communities.
An individual’s family and significant others are important members of the treatment team, bringing experience and insight about such things as an individual’s habits and routines, preferences, interpersonal abilities and communication styles to treatment planning and intervention. Treatment is most effective when families/significant others work with our clinical and residential staff to promote an individual’s growth, skill development and functional independence. A collaborative approach to treatment might include the development of behavior support plans with the involvement of families/significant others to support positive interactions at home and in the community. In keeping with an individual’s desire to share information, families/significant others receive progress reports at team meetings and have ready access to the individual’s case manager whenever there are concerns. families/significant others are welcome visitors at our residential facilities; visits during day treatment hours can be arranged as well.
Acadia understands that families/significant others are presented with new and unique challenges in adapting to the changes that brain injury brings to family life. Through-out the continuum of care, Acadia works to support families/significant others of the individuals we serve in our programs. We provide information and education about long-term cognitive, behavioral and physical consequences of brain injury and can help families learn to identify, accept and manage to these changes. Our neuropsychologist, clinical director, case managers and many of our counselors can be scheduled to meet with individual family members and significant others to address adjustment issues as they arise. We also invite families/significant others to attend our monthly brain injury support group, offered on the first Thursday evening of each month in our clinic facility. Acadia also works to connect families/significant others to resources within the community to address the medical, financial, and social implications of brain injury.
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