Why choose us: Curahealth Stoughton features an
interdisciplinary team approach to patient care, including:
- Pulmonary/Critical Care Physician
- NeuroRehabilitation Unit
- Wound-care specialists
- Social Workers
- Case managers
About the Neurorehabilitation Unit
The NRU has two secure units with a total of 41 beds to accommodate the needs of our residents. Each unit is equipped with a variety of dining areas and common areas, as well as private bedrooms for residents.
Specialized care includes:
- Cognitive therapy
- Recreational therapy
- Medical management
- Case management
- Consulting restorative therapies (as needed) :
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
In order to be considered for the NRU, potential residents must:
- Have a primary diagnosis of an acquired brain injury with resulting behavioral challenges
- Have an established baseline level of function
- Be past the acute phase of injury (typically at least 9 months to a year post-injury)
- Be able to participate in group treatment
- Be generally medically stable (chronic conditions can be addressed)
- Be able to sign themselves into the unit on a conditional voluntary basis
If the above criteria are met, the potential resident will be assessed in person by members of the clinical team to determine whether the NRU will be a good fit for their long-term rehabilitation needs. Common diagnoses preceding admission to the NRU include (but are not limited to): motor vehicle accident; anoxic brain injury; traumatic brain injury; stroke; and encephalitis.
Program goals at the NRU focus on assisting patients as they develop the necessary behavioral control and independent living skills to function safely in a less restrictive setting once discharged from the program. Each resident has an individualized behavior plan developed by a specialized clinical team.
Commonly addressed behaviors include:
- Physical aggression
- Verbal aggression
- Inappropriate sexual behaviors
- Self-injurious behavior
- Impulsivity and impaired ability to care for self
As part of their behavioral modification programming, residents work towards short-term goal items of their choice, as well as long-term goals of increased independence and privileges within the program.
In addition to behavioral control therapy, residents also participate in daily scheduled groups addressing behavioral and cognitive skills.
Examples of activities and structured groups may include:
- Coping skills
- Stress management
- Music appreciation
- Arts and Crafts
Location and Contact
The NRU is located within Hospital in Stoughton.
909 Sumner St.
Stoughton, MA 02072
For referrals, please contact one of clinical liaisons:
Danielle Ryan: (617) 991-8902
Renee Murray: (339) 210-3904