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The mission of the Neuro Vitality Center is to improve the quality of life of individuals and their families living with stroke and related neurological conditions through community-centered care, support, education and research.

Building on the Stroke Recovery Center mission to provide therapies in a safe and secure environment of peers for Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) sufferers, the Neuro Vitality Center expands to include sufferers of degenerative nervous system disorders: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s Disease. We believe comprehensive and integrated services aimed at restoring or supporting optimal function will minimize the impacts of illness and enhance function to maintain well-being. 

To realize our mission, our efforts are focused on four important tactical areas:

We will build a best-practice program model to replicate nationally.  Honored by many for over several decades as the only community-based stroke and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation program integrating therapeutic modalities of exercise, speech, recreational therapies, nutrition and peer support, we are committed to providing programs that support individuals and families with Stroke and TBI long term while developing a sustainable model that may offer others the same level of care and hope for the future. 

We will apply and expand our model of care to neurological conditions presenting similar challenges.  In the coming year we will expand rehabilitation treatment options for Stroke and TBI and launch new programs for MS and Parkinson’s Disease. While some modification to the stroke program is anticipated, by and large the model of care for stroke holds many of the same potential benefits for managing degenerative neurological conditions. To ensure the proper degree of customization to our existing stroke model, we will rely on our local and regional healthcare partners to provide appropriate clinical and behavioral health program options to complete the continuum of care for any new neurological conditions we serve. 

We will provide a model of care to take advantage of the growing acceptance among health care providers that costs and quality can be improved by placing a greater emphasis on prevention both early on and later in treatment. In order to maximize the utility of care, it is necessary to offer comprehensive services over a number of disciplines and to coordinate the efforts for the individual. We support the expansion of the care model to include the physicians on the one hand and the family and the environment on the other hand increasing the scope of care and will continue research to demonstrate the efficacy of this position. 

We will help address a gap in long-term care treatment by optimizing the use of available practitioner and caregiver resources and leveraging available means to efficiently cover associated costs.  As a provider of tertiary prevention – that is, care that mitigates further incidents or damage we are by definition offering treatment that alleviates future suffering. We are also a component of healthcare that insurers both private and governmental insurers are recognizing as a financially viable means of ensuring patients are cared for beyond the hospital and the presenting episode. Ultimately we offer a much more cost-effective approach to chronic care by bridging providers of care who collaborate to help each patient reach treatment goals. 

There are multiple provider specialties required to meet the needs of the patient – physical medicine, behavioral medicine and spiritual needs. Our comprehensive care brings all the specialties together in one setting to treat the whole person. But we support the need for an expanded care team to address not only the patient but the family, the environment and long term continued support required to relieve the burden of living with a chronic condition and will continue research to demonstrate the efficacy of this position. 

We also endeavor to take this even further by looking not only at the provider care, but the complex system that needs be taken into account with long- term care overall: specifically how caregivers, the environment of care, and the breadth of care factor into the equation. Efficient delivery that addresses the role of all these pertinent factors is key to delivering higher quality care, while lifting the burden chronic disease poses currently on the viability of the healthcare system. 

Our Pillars of Neurological Care and You.

Care designed to fit the whole person, not the affliction.  We follow a holistic approach to care by taking account of your physical, cognitive, psychological needs, plus the social and cultural dimensions of your unique personality, stage of disease, and lifestyles of you and your family with customized health care strategies for patient centered care. 

Care that is customized using input from the recipient or family members.  We provide inclusive care plans – designed by multidisciplinary teams made up of highly qualified and motivated therapists – are built on a foundation of input from you and members of your family. We value the importance of building a trusting relationship with our team and will keep you and your family members well-informed as communication is a critical success factor. 

Care that harnesses your capacity to manage your condition. Empowerment is the key bi-product of our treatment programs. We encourage alternatives and impart tools to assist you safely maximize your independence and reduce your physical impairment. This approach curbs the common impulse to resort too early to use of mobility aids, which can turn a temporary impairment into a permanent one. 

 Care that tracks to your evolving condition. The initial program you follow will necessarily shift as your condition evolves. Long term care for you will change throughout your life. We will ensure continuity of appropriate care all the way through from injury onset to the highest possible level of your recovery. This may include addressing medical complications of the injury or illness throughout your life.

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