The Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc. (FINR), based in Wachula, FL, has launched a new website at www.finr.com that
details the variety of comprehensive treatment programs and services the organization offers for children and adults. Founded to provide
high quality, clinically relevant and cost-effective brain injury rehabilitation and support services, FINR develops a continuum of care
specifically designed for individuals who have a wide range of complex medical issues that involve neurorehabilitation, neurobehavioral and
Services available for brain injury rehabilitation include medical rehabilitation, coma and sensory stimulation, ventilator weaning,
pharmacologic assessment, neuropsychological evaluation, intensive rehabilitation, forensic evaluation, community integration, vocational
services, neurobehavioral rehabilitation, behavior analysis, supported independent living, pediatric rehabilitation and education and family
education and training. These components are integrated into a variety of settings: sub-acute rehabilitation, adult post-acute
rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation and education and supported independent living.
Each categoryfor brain injury rehabilitation has sections that detail program overview, admission criteria and outcome data. In addition,
the tab for the supported independent living program describes the three facilities that house those specific patients. An additional
section describes the referrals and admissions process in detail. General requirements for admission to FINR’s program are neurologic
dysfunction such as traumatic brain injury, neurologic injury or disorder or central nervous system injury. These dysfunctions may result
from closed or penetrating head injury, central nervous system disease, brain tumors, cerebrovascular accidents, exposure to neurotoxin,
metabolic disorder, anoxic or hypoxic encephalopathies and other encephalopathies. Visitors to the website will be able to request
additional program information, arrange for a tour, and view a media gallery of all facilities.
A variety of educational resources are featured on the website. A unique three-dimensional atlas of brain injury and anatomy educates
users on the structures of the brain. It also features a full-color rotating illustration that shows where various neuromotor functions
occur. The atlas is also available as a downloadable application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Other educational materials include
information on types, causes and prevention of neurological injuries, diagnostic and neuropsychological testing and treatment, links for
COMA rating scales and a glossary of common brain term injuries. Information is available on the website about FINR’s administrators,
clinical directors, physicians, therapists and support staff. Website visitors may also view the organization’s mission statement and core
values for treatment.
FINR’s facilities are accredited by the Joint Commission on Health Care for behavioral health residential and group homes for adults and
children. CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) has also accredited FINR for its adult brain injury residential
rehabilitation and vocational services.