Coma Recovery Program


  • Sandra DeYoung RN EdD,

  • Robin B. Grass RN BSN

20 Hiawatha Blvd., Oakland, NJ 07436.


Coma rehabilitation programs are proliferating in the United States. Their aim is to stimulate arousal of comatose patients and to rehabilitate them to a higher level of functioning. The International Coma Recovery Institute team evaluates comatose patients and designs individualized stimulation programs that are carried out by patients' families. Family support groups are provided. A case study illustrates the functioning of the program.