The Department of Veterans Affairs has reportedly awarded Cherry Hill, NJ-based Bancroft NeuroRehab a contract to provide neurological rehabilitation services through its Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI).
The program was recently extended through October 2017.
According to a news release from Bancroft NeuroRehab, the AL-TBI program, which is designed to provide intensive care and rehabilitation to veterans with brain injuries, was first instituted to serve veterans returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom who had sustained a TBI.
Bancroft NeuroRehab was selected as one of the initial providers in the pilot program’s first term, the release says. The release also notes that the pilot program is now currently serving more than 120 veterans nationwide.
At Bancroft NeuroRehab’s three New Jersey-area facilities—Mt. Laurel, Plainsboro, and Brick—veterans and active military personnel can participate in residential rehabilitation, structured day programs, and outpatient therapies, including physical, occupational, speech and language, and cognitive rehabilitation, according to the release.
Veterans also can take part in Warrior Wellness—a health and wellness series for veterans and their families—and the weekly Stretch for Vets yoga class.
“We are grateful to the VA for selecting us to continue as a trusted partner,” says Toni Pergolin, MA, CPA, Bancroft president and CEO, in the release.
“This pilot program is just one of the numerous ways Bancroft NeuroRehab serves our country’s heroes, veterans, and active duty military as they strive to regain their independence and reach their full potential,” Pergolin adds.
Kurt Miceli, MD, MBA, FACP, FAPA, Bancroft senior vice president and medical director, concurs, emphasizing the organization’s commitment to “helping vets regain cognitive abilities and return to their community, duty, and family.”
According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, per the release, between 10% and 20% of veterans of the Iraq war—or 150,000 and 300,000 service members—have experienced some level of TBI. While many veterans acquire TBIs during deployment, 80% of TBIs in members of the military occur in a nondeployed setting.
For more information about eligibility for the AL-TBI program, or about any other services that Bancroft offers, visit http://neurorehab.bancroft.org
[Sources: Bancroft NeuroRehab, PR Newswire]