Rehabilitation for Children
The Hassenfeld Center , an outpatient day hospital, offers extensive psychosocial and emotional support, education, healing, and wellness services for brain and spinal cord tumor patients-from birth to young adulthood.
Rehabilitation for Adults
Adult patients who need rehabilitation during or after treatment have access to NYU's renowned Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine . Rusk offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient brain tumor rehabilitation services. Rusk's physiatrist and rehabilitation team comprehensively evaluate each patient and design a restorative program to meet the needs of both the patient and family.
Rusk's rehabilitation experts give special attention to:
- motor function
- cognitive skills
- communication skills
- pain management
- psychological adjustment
- vocational adjustment
- family counseling and support
While undergoing rehabilitation, patients may continue to be followed by a neurologist, oncologist, or surgeon and may continue to receive radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy as needed.
NYU's social workers and nutritionists work with patients and their families to provide nutritional information, emotional support, and practical assistance. For more information, call 212-731-5480.