The CNS intensive programs follow a multidisciplinary, personalized approach encompassing neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology, and nutrition.
The programs are divided according to pathology. On admission, a global assessment is made and the CNS team meets with the patient and his/her family. After this, the CNS programs are tailored to the needs of each patient and are reviewed weekly by the multidisciplinary team.
The programs can vary according to pathology and to the frequency and complexity of each of the recommended therapies. Sessions can be carried out in various environments (e.g., outdoor, swimming pool, apartments), according to the patient’s needs thereby facilitating adaptation in the home environment.
All programs include the support of the medical and nursing teams, teaching sessions on home strategies in which the caregiver can participate, and a personalized plan for home, discussed in the pre-discharge meeting with the patient and his/her family and reassessed, by telephone contact, one week after discharge.