Independence, something most of us take for granted, stands at the core of the Brain Injury Transitional Services (BITS) program at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, where individuals who have suffered acquired brain injury strive to regain control of their lives and re-establish their independence.
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the BITS program is designed to provide such individuals with the care and resources necessary to help them define and reach their goals.
BITS is an intensive outpatient program that helps people make the transition from an acute-care setting to their homes, jobs and communities. It is centered on a commitment to individualized care shaped to help fit the specific needs and goals of each client.
During program hours, clients participate in therapies designed to optimize functional, cognitive and physical skills. The transfer of skills learned in the clinic to the home, work and/or school and community setting is crucial to optimizing an individual's quality of life. When appropriate, therapists may accompany clients to their homes or workplaces to facilitate the use of the compensatory strategies needed to achieve successful reintegration.
The BITS program assists patients working to recover from a broad range of cognitive and physical disabilities resulting from:
The needs of those learning to live with brain injury require an interdisciplinary approach that addresses all aspects of recovery, from the physical and psychological to the social and vocational. In addition to the client and family, team members may include specialists from the following disciplines:
Family members are also considered an integral part of this interdisciplinary approach. Each family is involved in establishing therapy goals and transferring skills to the home environment. Because the BITS program recognizes that brain injury affects the whole family, various forms of support such as education and counseling are offered to family members throughout the care process.
Referrals are accepted from physicians, insurance representatives and/or case managers. For more information, call 817-250-3949.
Follow this link to download a prescription pad. A physician signature is required prior to services being provided.
Free parking is available in the visitors parking garage which is connected to the hospital. Valet parking is also available as needed, and free to out patient rehabilitation patients as well as individuals with handicap placards.
Follow this link for information on support groups and educational opportunities. For information on neurosciences including head trauma and stroke, follow this link.