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BIALA Resource Guide for Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

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R. John Sawyer, Ph.D.

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-842-8278

Neuropsychologist in New Orleans

On Call Nursing & Associates

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-866-0442

List of home health agencies statewide

Veterans Benefits Administration : Central Area Office / New Orleans Regional Office

New Orleans
Louisiana
800-827-1000

New Orleans regional office for veterans

Dysphagia in Motion

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-641-4130

Dysphagia in Motion provides Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) studies to assess and manage swallowing disorders.

Training Resource and Assistive Technology Center (TRAC)

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-280-5700

UNO TRAC provides quality services to persons with disabilities, rehabilitation professionals, educators and employers and has built a solid reputation for its innovative training programs and community outreach efforts.

Habitat for Humanity New Orleans

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-943-2240

Assists with home ownership, home modifications, building ramps, etc.

Touro Infirmary Driving Program and Drivers' Assessment Program

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-897-8557

Touro Rehabilitation's Center offers a state-approved drivers assessment and rehabilitation program. Our certified driver rehab specialist and occupational therapist provides patients with a personalized session which includes a clinical screening, in-car evaluation, drivers training with adapted equipment, new driver training for those with physical, cognitive or behavioral changes, and older driver services.

New Orleans Home Modification Program

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-523-2337 ext. 127

Assists with home modification in Orleans Parish

Headway

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-345-8271

A day program for veterans living with a brain injury, spinal cord injury and/or other neurological condition.

Touro Infirmary

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-897-8246

Touro Infirmary is a non-profit hospital in New Orleans. It is part of LCMC Health. Specializes in neuro and has comprehensive rehab program and offers driver evaluations.

Touro Rehabilitation Center

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-897-8560

Touro Rehabilitation Center offers specialized inpatient and outpatient programs for patients experiencing catastrophic injuries, neurological disorders and diseases such as Parkinson disease, stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury and post-cancer treatment complications.

Families Helping Families of Southeast Louisiana

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-943-0343

Nonprofit resource center that aims to educate and empower individuals with disabilities, their families, professionals and communities by providing resources, training and family-to-family support. Serving parishes of Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard.

Metro Battered Women's Program

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-837-5400

Metro's Mission is to break the cycle of violence and aid survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking through advocacy, intervention, empowerment and transformation.

Jefferson & Orleans Parish Medicaid

New Orleans
Louisiana
225-342-9500

Medicaid office

Louisiana Client Assistance Program

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-522-2337

Provides assistance and information as well as advocacy to people with disabilities who are getting or applying for services under the Rehabilitation Act

Christian Home Health Care

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-522-5584

Christian Home Health Care offers around-the-clock medical and non-medical care in the home.

BISCIS Baseball League

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-401-3882

Baseball league for individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries.

It is open to children, young adults, and adults 21 years old and older.

Children's Hospital

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-899-5911

Non-profit pediatric medical center offering a complete range of healthcare services for children from birth to 21 years.

Family Voices Louisiana

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-299-9175

Family Voices, a national grassroots network of families and friends, advocates for health care services for all children and youth with special health care needs.

Ochsner Rehab Hospital

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-736-4900

Ochsner Rehabilitation Hospital in partnership with Select Medical serves as a regional destination for patients recovering from stroke, neurological disorders, brain and spinal cord injuries, amputation and specific diagnosis associated with transplant, cardiac, cancer and orthopedic conditions.

Disability Rights Louisiana

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-522-2337

The Disability Rights Center serves the state of Louisiana and protects, empowers, and advocates for the rights of people with disabilities and seniors, in order that they may live an integrated life in the community, free from abuse, neglect and exploitation.

NOLA VFW

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-233-VETS

New Orleans veterans community, resources

People Program

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-284-7678

People Program is a non-profit membership organization for persons 50 years old and over who are looking for creative ways to spend leisure time.

Steady Beats Music Therapy LLC

New Orleans
Louisiana
985-240-9758

Neurological Music Therapy

SE LA Veterans Healthcare System

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-412-3700

Veterans hospital and rehab

Poydras Home for Seniors

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-897-0535

Continuing care retirement community

Jewish Community Center

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-897-0143

Offers unique Mind Matters program to help improve memory. Numerous "Brain Health Series" talking about how to upkeep a healthy cognitive brain. Sports, fitness, summer camp, and nursery school included. Also included is an Alzheimer's program.

Shared Housing of New Orleans

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-896-2575

Program where elderly or disabled homeowners provide room and board for homeseeker in exchange for comanionship and light housekeeping. To keep elderly or disabled out of nursing home

Healing Wheels NOLA

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-756-0736

Located in City Park, New Orleans, Healing Wheels NOLA helps physically handicapped and disabled ride bikes again.

Lambeth House

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-865-1960

Retirement independent living home with nurse access

S.M.C.L. Foundation

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-450-4014

SMCL Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes independence and provides opportunities to pursue active and healthy lifestyles for all citizens who are disadvantaged or disabled. Conducts many wheelchair recreational and sporting events for people with disabilities.

Tulane Medical Center

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-988-5800

Medical and rehab hospital

St. Margaret at Mercy

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-279-6414

Short-term rehab. Nursing home.

Job One and Orleans Youth Career Center

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-658-4500

Providing youth with mentoring and training in addition to other services so they may obtain jobs

Ochsner Urology

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-842-4083

Comprehensive urological care.

VA Caregiver Support Office

New Orleans
Louisiana
985-539-7429

Support for caregivers of veterans

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-822-5540

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

New Orleans Regional Transit

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-248-3900

The RTA is an essential part of New Orleans, and making our transportation system accessible to everyone is a key part of our commitment to the people of our city.

In order to make it easy for persons with disabilities to get where they need to go, our system includes:

  • Standard buses and streetcars equipped with devices for disabled riders
  • Pedestrian-friendly ferry entrances at docks for disabled riders
  • Paratransit service for eligible riders

           

General Rider Inquiries

  • 504-248-3900
  • 5am-8pm Daily

Paratransit Reservations

  • 504-827-7433
  • Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat-Sun 8am-4pm

ViaLink

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-895-5550

VIA LINK contact center counselors are available 24 hours a day to provide crisis counseling and information and referrals to programs which can help with needs such as food, shelter, medical care, financial assistance, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, senior services, childcare and more.

Children's Hospital- Concussion Clinic

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-896-2888

The Children’s Hospital Concussion Clinic addresses the needs of those who experience mild traumatic brain injuries and do not need intensive rehabilitation.

Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans
Louisiana
866-OCHSNER

Medical center/hospital

Lighthouse Louisiana

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-899-4501

Deaf Services, No cost hearing aids, loaner equipment

Volunteers of America

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-482-2130

Comprehensive resource website for individuals with disabilities.

Personal care services provided including; home-care, employment management, activities of daily living, assisting with healthcare needs and transportation to medical appointments

Right at Home In Home Care & Assistance

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-780-8128

Providing in home care and assistance in Orleans and Jefferson Parrish.

Jefferson Parish Department of Parks & Recreation

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-731-4600

Jefferson Parish Department of Parks & Recreation offers a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional recreational activities for adults, teens and children, including people with disabilities.

If you are a person with a disability and would like more information and/or special accommodations for our programs or facilities, please feel free to contact us at 504-736-6999 or by e-mail at JPRecreation@JeffParish.net.

Wounded Warrior Project

New Orleans
Louisiana
888-997-2586

Support, health and resources for veterans

Adaptive Access, LLC

New Orleans
Louisiana
504-475-7508

A family owned business specializes in home modifications and safe access. Wheelchair Ramps, Porch Lifts, Stair Lifts,
Grab Bars, Handrails, Automatic Door openers and other home accessibility products are delivered
and installed by Adaptive Access, LLC

Call or Text to set a Free in home evaluation or send pictures of the areas you would like home
modifications.

EMAIL: AdaptiveAccessLLC@gmail.com

PHONE # 504-475-7508

L&D Family Support Service INC.

10250 Hayne Blvd
New Orleans
Louisiana
504-248-9810

Supported living services including:

*Social Skills

*Budgting

*Self Advocacy

* Housekeeping

* Vocational Skills

*Safety Skills

*Recreational Activities

*Community Integration

*Medical Appointments

*Companion Services (Behavior or Day and/or Night Companions)

Tulane University Center for Brain Health

1415 Tulane Ave HC 29
New Orleans
Louisiana
504-941-0644

MISSION: To aid in the healing, recovery, and preventive treatment of Veterans by treating the WHOLE VETERAN and providing the most comprehensive, multidisciplinary care.

Your journey begins with a 3 day evaluation with a team of caregivers which includes licensed staff who are assigned to you for the duration of your time. You will receive a treatment plan that can be given to your own doctor or you may be eligible to enroll in the Center's Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

If you are eligible for the THREE-WEEK INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT
PROGRAM (IOP), our care team puts your treatment plan into action.
Through education, clinical care and access to specialized resources, this
program demonstrates the powerful ways physical, emotional, mental,
spiritual and social factors can directly affect your health and wellbeing.

Contact:

Jeremy Brewer, Clinical Navigator

504-941-0644

jbrewer3@tulane.edu

Cheryl Abana-Emmer, MHS, CRC, LRC, CCM Case Manager

504-988-2759

cabanaemmer@tulane.edu

Dr. Maryellen Romero

1430 Tulane Ave SL37
New Orleans
Louisiana
(504)988-5263

Psychologist associated with Tulane Medical Center and Tulane Lakeside Hospital

Bastion

1901 Mirabeau Avenue
New Orleans
Louisiana
888-737-5577

Headway is a multifaceted community integration program for veterans who served on or after 9/11 living with a brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other neurological condition.  They work with warriors and caregivers to maximize independence, improve skills, and build supportive networks.

Some activities offered: adaptive sports, yoga, horticulture, art and music therapy, community outings, and more.

Headway DAY program is free thanks to the support of Wounded Warrior Project.

Catholic Charities of New Orleans

1926 18th Street,
New Orleans
Louisiana
504-523-3755

Assists with housing, food, domestic violence, employment, equipment and health services

Split Second Foundation & Fitness

1995 Gentilly Blvd., C-18, New Orleans, La 70119
New Orleans
Louisiana
501-354-2149

Split Second Fitness is the first facility in Louisiana dedicated to people living with paralysis, stroke or amputation. It is part of the Split Second Foundation which is is a reintegration program for those who have suffered from a recent neurological disorder such as a spinal cord injury. The program will help patients transition from inpatient rehabilitation back into society, and will include a mental health component, case management and other services for those living with paralysis or amputation in Louisiana.

Split Second Fitness empowers individuals who live with a disabling condition to transform their hope into action. We provide a safe environment for research-based, individualized exercise programs that are proven to be highly effective for improving health, function and quality of life.

Every person who becomes a member of Split Second Fitness will be assessed by experienced staff in order to evaluate the client’s strengths, weaknesses, and needs. Following the assessment, an individualized regimen will be created for each client. With a strategy in hand and regularly scheduled workouts, the trainer and client will work to improve the following areas: ambulatory locomotor movement, balance, posture, motor function, neuromuscular development, range of motion, and more.

University Medical Center

2000 Canal Street
New Orleans
Louisiana
504-702-3000

Level One Trauma Hospital, neurology, neurosurgery

Alpha Behavioral Health Service

201 Saint Charles Avenue, Suite 2509
New Orleans
Louisiana
504-754-6950

Provides support coordination and case management services including mental health and behavioral health services.

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

2515 Canal Street
New Orleans
Louisiana
(504) 822-5540

United Way of Southeast Louisiana is here before, during, and after disasters. When a disaster strikes, we help families get back in their homes, rebuild schools and businesses, and give our vulnerable neighbors the care they need. Serving the following parishes: Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St Bernard, St Tammany, Tangipahoa

Ochsner Baptist Medical Center

2820 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 810
New Orleans
Louisiana
504-899-9311

Medical center/hospital

PAM Health NOLA

3801 Bienville Avenue
New Orleans
Louisiana
504-930-3527

Rehabilitation hospital serving individuals in need of comprehensive rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language pathology services.

Brain Stormers of New Orleans

4207 4th Street
New Orleans
Louisiana
504-717-0702

Contact: Red Thompson

Email: steverino3@cox.net

info@brainstormersnola.com

Dedicated to providing a comfortable arena for individuals with compromised cognitive and motor skills resulting from an acquired or traumatic brain injury.

Listen to Us Live is a weekly radio show on WHIV 102.3 New Orleans. Airing every Saturday at 11am Central, Listen to Us Live is hosted by journeyman Blues musician Red Priest to help promote awareness of the needs of Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors and the Acquired Brain Injury Survivors community.

John Fanning, Ph.D.

4440 Canal Street
New Orleans
Louisiana
504-421-0730

Clinical Neuropsychologist

NOLA Brain and Behavior

4838 Magazine St
New Orleans
Louisiana
(504)342-0847

Our main focus is to provide services for adults with cognitive and behavioral complaints/disorders. If you do have an older child or adolescent with changes in cognition or in behavior, we may be able to offer consultation services.

Our team members offer forensic consultation services. We are knowledgeable, prepared, experienced and personable. An area of expertise, but not limited to is Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Clinical appointments (Southshore) (504)342-0847

Forensic and Educational appointments (Northshore) (985)805-0847

Disability Rights Louisiana Assistive Technology

8325 Oak Street
New Orleans
Louisiana
(800) 960-7705

Assistive technology includes any technology that could help you be more successful in school or work, live more independently, improve your health, drive, or otherwise address needs related to your disability.

SERVICES:

Disability Rights Louisiana can provide the following services related to assistive technology:

  • Legal Advocacy
  • Systems Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Assistance with Self-Advocacy
  • Publications

EMAIL: info@disabilityrightsla.org

Touro PACT Support Group for SCI/paralysis

Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St.
New Orleans
Louisiana
​504-897-8476

New Orleans, LA area

Paralysis Action Coalition at Touro (PACT) is a support group for people with spinal cord injuries

​Contact: Stephen Carrier

​Email:  Stephen.Carrier@lcmchealth.org

Touro Brain Injury Support Group

Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St.
New Orleans
Louisiana
504-897-8476

New Orleans, LA area

Contact: Stephen Carrier

​Email:  Stephen.Carrier@lcmchealth.org