Brain Injury Services

Goodwill NeuroRehabilitation Services offer comprehensive brain injury services and treatment options for individuals with acquired brain injuries. Our services help individuals increase their independence within their home and community environments.

What is a brain injury?

Brain injury is the leading cause of disability and death for young people in the United States. Each year, brain injury changes the lives of 5,000 individuals and families in Maine. The leading causes of brain injury include falls, motor vehicle crashes and assault. The healing process following a brain injury is quite different from that of other physical injuries. Survivors leave the hospital facing tough challenges: loss of recent memory, problems with organizational skills, personality changes, difficulties with social interaction, an inability to plan and problem solve and physical changes that may affect walking, balance and speech. Goodwill NeuroRehabilitation Services can help people meet these challenges with success.

Make a Brain Injury Services Referral

Referrals to Goodwill NeuroRehab Services are made by the person requesting services, their family doctor, neurologist, case manager, family member, friend or anyone who wants to help.

Goodwill NeuroRehabilitation Services

Goodwill NeuroRehabilitation Services offer two convenient locations in Lewiston and Portland, Maine. Our NeuroRehabilitation Services provide comprehensive, community-based therapies that assist individuals with cognitive, emotional and physical needs. Goodwill’s professional team offers case management, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physiatry, neuropsychology, speech language pathology, therapeutic recreation and other services to assist individuals in the redevelopment of physical mobility, memory, self-care, communication and other skills required for daily living. Because skills are best learned in our daily surroundings, we provide treatment and training not only in our centers, but in the community – training may take place in an individual’s home, at the workplace, school or in the gym. It may include shopping at the grocery store or learning to use the city transportation system. Goodwill offers the most comprehensive, therapeutic brain injury program in the state. We work closely with the individual receiving services, caregivers, doctors, funding sources, advocacy organizations and other community agencies to develop and deliver care that helps people get their lives back on track. We serve individuals who have the following diagnoses:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Toxic Exposure
  • “Chemo-brain”
  • Anoxia/Hypoxia

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This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

Contact Brian Ablitz, Psy.D.

Clinical Director, WestSide
Goodwill NeuroRehab Services at WestSide - Lewiston, ME

Contact Mark Kiefner, Ph.D.

Clinical Director, BaySide
Goodwill NeuroRehab Services at BaySide - Portland, ME

Contact Sharlene Adams

Executive Director, Health Care Services
Goodwill NeuroRehab Services at BaySide - Portland, ME

Contact Terry Roy

Coordinator, Education & Outreach
Goodwill NeuroRehab Services at BaySide - Portland, ME

Updated 2 months ago by Ken Christian

This Service is CARF Accreditated


This service received a three year accreditation from CARF

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