Opportunities Unlimited

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Neurobehavioral Residential Program

Opportunities Unlimited’s Neurobehavioral Residential program is 5-bedroom residential home serving individuals with a brain injury diagnosis as they learn skills needed to integrate into their communities and successfully transition home.  The neurobehavioral residential team focuses on teaching strategies and skills for independent living and community integration, while supporting and managing neurobehavioral challenges of the individual.

Opportunities Unlimited’s Neurobehavioral residential home provides person-centered care to individuals with a brain injury who require residential services and display behaviors that limit their ability to return home.  Brain injury Specialists provide a structured program focusing on neurobehavioral supports and services to individuals.  This goal-driven program is individualized to allow all persons served to work on skill building in multiple areas needed to ensure a successful transition to their home and communities.

The Oakshire neurobehavioral home is located in a residential area in Sioux City, Iowa.   The home is fully accessible for individuals of all mobility levels, allowing them to thrive in a home environment supporting their independence.  The home includes 5 bedrooms which each have their own half bath, a large bathroom with a whirlpool tub and shower, staff office, a recreational room, a large living room area, dining room, an accessible kitchen, laundry facilities, and access to Opportunities Unlimited’s community center for further rehabilitative services. 

Admission Criteria

The person to be served:

  • Must have a brain injury diagnosis
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Has a viable funding source
  • Is displaying neurobehavioral symptoms or has a history of neurobehavioral symptoms which indicate the need for treatment more intensive than outpatient services or must currently be hospitalized and unable to safely return to the community
  • Is medically stable and not needing 24-hour nursing cares, dialysis, or PICC/IV placement
  • Must be able to breath independently
  • Must not have behaviors so severe that the individual poses a threat to self or others
  • Must have the potential to benefit and participate in rehabilitation services
  • Has a legally appointed decision maker or guardian required to make decisions and informed choices if the person is not capable of making his/her own decisions.
  • Must have a clearly defined discharge plan upon admission
  • Must have a physician order stating the need for RCF Neurobehavioral level of care
  • Must have a neurophysiological evaluation done a minimum of 90 days prior to admission

All referrals are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions and Discharge team to identify appropriateness of the individual for this program.

Discharge Criteria

The person to be served:

  • No longer requires neurobehavioral residential services
  • Is not medically stable or requires higher level of care than what this residential program can provide
  • No longer has a viable funding source
  • Is demonstrating unsafe behaviors that are harmful to self or others
  • Has failed to pay for services, even after the funding sources has been given appropriate and reasonable notice for payment