The Residential Program has 11 designated beds that are maintained by 24-hour supervision from a nurse or Patient care technician, who support individual treatment goals.
Research shows that integrated care, which includes primary needs like housing and community re-entry, yields better long-term results for people with brain injury.
Shepherd Pathways housing is accessible, and the Residential Program offers accessible bedrooms and bathrooms, both shared and private.
A physiatrist assists in directing each patient's care with the support of nurses, therapists and rehabilitation assistants. Specially trained brain injury specialists work with transitional residential patients to implement behavior and personal management plans. Patients also receive assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), medications and management of behaviors.
Pathways residents are encouraged to do as much for themselves as they can to get ready in the morning – showering, shaving and dressing – as well as cleaning their rooms and doing laundry. The goal for residents and their caregivers is the prepare them to be as independent as possible prior to discharge to their home and community.