Jonathon Kohl, a participant of NeuroRestorative and the VA Assisted Living Pilot for the past nine months, was highlighted in a news piece by KIROTV. At the time of his admission, Jonathon was G-tube fed, nonverbal, and required a max-assist wheelchair. Making tremendous strides in the program since that admission last November, Jonathon now is eating a regular diet by mouth, has transitioned to a wheelchair in which he can self-propel with his feet, and is walking with a walker. Furthermore, his memory is dramatically improving.
The VA Assisted Living Pilot, which launched in 2011, is the first time that the VA contracted with civilian providers who specialize in post-acute brain injury rehabilitation services. The pilot program funds eligible Veterans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, regardless of whether the injury is service-connected or was sustained as a Veteran. Through this program, the VA provides dedicated funding to cover the costs of private rehabilitation programs, such as those offered by NeuroRestorative, which provides outcome-driven services that address the complex needs of Veterans living with brain injury.