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Center for Integrated Neuro Rehab Now Offering Services in Southern Aroostook

Center for Integrated Neuro Rehab (CINR), a program of AMHC, is now offering services in Houlton. The CINR team, including Pam Searles, Neuro-Rehabilitation Services Manager, is meeting with clients on Thursdays at AMHC’s Houlton Outpatient Office at 11 Mill Street.

Center for Integrated Neuro Rehab (CINR), a program of Aroostook Mental Health Services, Inc. (AMHC), is pleased to announce that it now offers services in Houlton as well as Caribou.

“Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are more common than many people think,” explained Pamela Searles, OTR/L,CBIS, Neuro-Rehabilitation Services Manager. “In Maine alone, on average every week, there are nearly 200 TBI-related hospital emergency department visits. At CINR, we work with individuals to assist them with gaining more skills in the areas of physical function, language/cognition, social/emotional wellbeing, and more independence with life skills. We want people to know that there is hope and help in overcoming the challenges associated with traumatic brain injury.”

Until recently, all CINR services have been offered at its facility located at 159 Bennett Drive in Caribou. Recognizing the transportation challenges for clients living in southern Aroostook, treatment is now offered at AMHC’s Houlton Outpatient Office at 11 Mill Street on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Brain injuries are most commonly sustained through falls, as well as strokes, and motor vehicle accidents. Since 2007, CINR has supported hundreds of individuals and their loved ones. They address intellectual, emotional, and social functioning deficits to increase a brain injury survivor’s maximum recovery. Services may include psychological services, group therapy, family support groups, physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as community reintegration.

Fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CINR is currently accepting client referrals. Please contact them at 207-498-3820 for more information and/or to learn more about eligibility requirements.

Celebrating more than 55 years, AMHC is a nonprofit organization supporting nearly 6,000 clients annually. The agency has 26 service sites and 325 employees located across Aroostook, Washington, and Hancock counties providing mental health, substance use, crisis, sexual assault services, and brain injury services (Aroostook County). For more information, connect with AMHC at www.amhc.org.

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