Patients who receive treatment for ruptured brain aneurysms often need
rehabilitation to regain their skills and reach their goals.
Rehabilitation begins during the patient's stay at United Hospital,
with staff from Courage Kenny Rehabilitation
Institute, part of Allina Health.
The Institute's staff work with patients in the Bentson Family
Foundation Neurological Intensive Care Unit and
The doctor who directs rehabilitation care is a physiatrist, a
specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The physiatrist
evaluates each patient's physical and mental functioning, mood and
motivation, and orders specific types of therapy. The doctor also
checks for medication interaction issues and coordinates the timely
start for therapy, including providing information to insurance for
pre-authorization of therapy.
Physical and occupational therapists, speech-language
pathologists and social workers help patients in the Bentson Family
Foundation Neurological Intensive Care Unit and in hospital
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation
Institute's acute inpatient unit at United - 8940 is a
comfortable environment where each patient receives care and
practices daily living activities. The unit has earned
accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of
Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This means it meets the highest
industry standards for quality care and service.
After leaving the hospital, patients may receive ongoing
therapies - including physical, occupational and speech therapy -
at one of Courage
Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's outpatient sites in Minnesota
and western Wisconsin. These sites offer a full spectrum of
services to improve patients' quality of life and help them achieve
their personal best.
Brain Aneurysms and Vascular Malformations
Eric Nussbaum, MD, medical director of United's neurovascular neurosurgery program