Brain Injury
  • Neurorehabilitation Program

    Program Mission

    Kindred’s neurorehabilitation programs provide services to individuals with acquired brain injuries, Huntington’s disease, neuropsychiatric disorders and other neurological/behavioral disorders. We are dedicated to excellence in long-term and short-term rehabilitative care, and our neurorehabilitation program is created in the same tradition. We will recognize each individual’s strengths, opportunities and challenges and seek to promote optimal functional, quality of life and resident dignity.

    Program Description

    The neurorehabilitation program is designed to meet the needs and objectives of each individual served through comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment team services.

    We work to help our patients in:

    • Acquisition of functional skills in all critical rehabilitative domains
    • Stabilization and improvement in social, emotional, and behavioral repertoires
    • To attain optimal independent function in the least restrictive setting, with many returning to community programs or home

    Services offered include:

    • psychiatry
    • neuropsychology
    • nursing and medical treatment
    • behavioral interventions
    • physical, occupational and speech therapy
    • onsite case management
    • therapeutic recreation
    • vocational services
    • patient and family education
    • mental health counseling
    • wound care
    • respiratory care

    A Path Toward Recovery

    Our programs are based on a motivational system that provides positive reinforcement, encouraging patients as they progress toward achieving treatment goals and positive behaviors. Individualized care plans are designed to help in the acquisition of skills necessary to prepare the individual for the community or other appropriate setting.

    Areas of rehabilitation include, but are not limited to, personal hygiene and self-care, cognitive compensatory strategies, meal preparation and cooking, laundry, community and pedestrian skills and pre-vocational training skill development. Our units are small, offering patients individual attention.

    Program Model

    Our program is based on a self-management model, utilizing principles of applied behavioral analysis. Some of the principles used to promote behavioral change are as follows:

    • Motivational reinforcement system with immediate and delayed reinforcement
    • Discrete trial training (1:1 instruction)
    • Point self recording
    • Data collection – ABC model
    • Functional behavioral assessments
    • Functional communication training

    Program Structure

    The program is designed based upon the individual’s projected discharge site. The goal is to assist patients with developing positive behavior and skills for living and successfully transitioning to their identified discharge setting. We offer three skill acquisition programs:

    • Community re-entry team – Group focus is on enhancing vocational/life skills training as the projected discharge site is to an independent community setting.

    • Life enhancement team – Group focus is on improving behavioral/social skills as the projected discharge site is to a supervised setting with modified independent living.

    • Sensory enrichment team – Group focus is on enhancing basic skills for living as the projected discharge site is to a supervised setting.

    Our Care Team

    We have a team of professionals who are dedicated to providing quality rehabilitative services. Our goal is to help patients achieve the best possible outcomes. Our team recognizes each individual’s strengths, opportunities, and challenges, and is passionate about promoting optimal functional, quality of life and resident dignity. Our interdisciplinary treatment team provides expertise in behavioral analysis and development of individualized treatment plans to address challenging behaviors. All staff are QBS certified Safety Care, trained in prevention and crisis management and receive ongoing behavioral protocol training.

    Sami Almadi, RN, MSN, LNHA
    Executive Director
    M.S.N. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    B.S.N. from University of Jordan

    Merry Dalahmeh, RN
    Director of Nursing
    Associates Degree in Science from Quincy College
    Bachelor of Science degree from Bridgewater State College

    David Lennox, PhD
    Behavioral Consultant
    Founder and President of QBS, Inc.
    Ph.D. from Western Michigan University specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis

    Marie Monplaisir, RN
    Assistant Director of Nursing
    Registered Nurse Degree earned from Simone Ovide Duvalier, Haiti

    Nessreen Aidelbi, MA
    Neurorehabilitation Program Director
    Master of Education, Salem State University, MA
    Bachelor Degree in Science, Salem State University, MA
    Bachelor Degree in English Literature, Damascus University, Syria
    Certified Safety Care Trainer

    Maureen Velez, LICSW
    Director of Social Services
    Masters Degree in Social Work, Bridgewater State University, MA
    Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Boston College, MA

    Shannon Cullity, LSW
    Social Worker
    MS in Counseling, Capella University
    BS in Psychology, Emmanuel College

    Jessica Gordon, LCSW
    Social Worker
    Masters in Social Work, Simmons College
    Bachelors in Social Work, Eastern Nazarene College

    Allison Ostashen, LCSW
    Social Worker
    Masters in Social Work, Wheelock College
    Bachelors in Social Work, University of Saint Joseph

    Referral Process

    For more information or to make a referral, please contact:

    Denise Finnegan, Neurorehabilitation Admissions Director
    (781) 234-7993

    Success Story - Vanlord

    Vanlord sustained multiple traumatic brain injuries before coming to Kindred Braintree. Click here to read his story.