Traurig House Transtional Living Center on the campus of Gaylord Hospital
Our Approach to Care
The journey back from a brain injury often requires many steps. If a patient has completed inpatient rehabilitation in the hospital, but still has language, physical or cognitive issues, Gaylord’s Brain Injury Residential Program can provide a vital link in transitioning back to independent life. With the Louis D. Traurig House, Connecticut’s only transitional living center for patients with acquired brain injuries, Gaylord offers an intimate, on-campus setting that provides access to all the expert services patients may require during the 40 to 45-day program. With just 8 beds, the Traurig House provides the individualized therapy patients need to successfully transition from hospital to home.
In a supportive setting, patients enrolled in Gaylord’s Brain Injury Residential Program at Traurig House receive the individualized care they need to maximize their mobility, as well as their communication and thinking skills. Our nationally recognized program helps patients acquire the basic skills they’ll need to enjoy an independent life and successfully reenter their communities.
(Download our Brain Injury Residential Program/Traurig House brochure or Residents Served & Outcomes brochure)
Traurig House: Admission Process
Aphasia & Cognitive Day Treatment Programs
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I determine if I am eligible for the Brain Injury Residential Program?
To be considered for the Brain Injury Residential Program, you should …
- Have been diagnosed with an acquired brain injury (traumatic brain injury, stroke, aneurysm, or other neurological diagnosis) and be medically stable
- Have the ability to communicate your basic needs (using verbal expression, written communication, gesturing, a communication device, or some other means)
- Be ambulatory (or be able to maneuver a wheelchair as a primary means of mobility) at the time of your transition (transfers or ambulation should be executed with minimal or no assistance from staff)
- Have no current substance abuse issues (a prior history of chemical dependency will require education and support programs to address your issues)
- Demonstrate respectful behavior
- Have the financial resources to pay for the program (through health care insurance or other means)
- Be able to benefit from a structured environment (to maximize your independence and work towards a specific discharge plan)
What do I need to bring to the Traurig House?
All you need to bring with you are comfortable clothing and shoes. Personal toiletries and linens are provided. A washer and dryer are available at the House for resident use.
How will I know what my therapy schedule will be, and how will I get to therapy?
You’ll be provided with an individual schedule of all your therapies. Through Gaylord Outpatient Services, a Traurig House staff member will be available to escort you to and from your on-campus therapy sessions.
Will I be able to watch television?
Yes, there are three television sets in the House. One is located in the family room, and there are two other TVs in the smaller lounges at each end of the House. You’re welcome to watch TV whenever you have free time. You may also choose to watch movies from our collection of DVDs.
Does the House have a computer with Internet access?
Yes, you will participate in online educational programs while you stay at Traurig House. You can also have access to the computer and Internet when you’re not at therapy. Free wireless access is available, if you wish to bring your own laptop.
Will there be trips away from the House?
Yes, when you’re enrolled in Gaylord’s Brain Injury Residential Program, a weekly out-trip is included as part of your therapy schedule. You, the other residents, and the House staff will work together to plan evening activities, which can include traveling into the community to watch a movie, for example.
Will insurance pay for my stay at the Traurig Transitional Living Center?
You should discuss your particular insurance coverage with your care coordinator/discharge planner, or insurance case manager, to determine if you’re eligible to participate under your benefit plan.
Referrals and Appointments
Referral requests and tours are available by calling the numbers below.
Main Phone: (203) 284-2773
Care Manager: (203) 741-3488
FAX: (203) 294-8766
Brain Injury Residential Program/Traurig House Transitional Living brochure
Traurig House Residents Served & Outcomes brochure