Moody Neuro at TideWay is a long-term supported living facility for survivors of brain injury in Galveston. This 32 bed facility offers nearly 40 thousand square feet of living and activity space and sits on 3.5 acres of prime real estate one block from the beach in the heart of Galveston Island.

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About TideWay

In designing the Moody Neuro at TideWay facility, Moody Neuro drew upon its 40 years of experience as an innovator in the field of brain injury rehabilitation to create a program where we would feel comfortable having our loved ones reside. In doing so, we created an environment that replicates a home environment for our patients with acquired or traumatic brain injury.

In keeping with Moody Neuro’s mission of providing patients with highly-specialized, personalized care required to re-enter the community and maximize quality of life,  we developed a program aimed at reducing medical recidivism, increasing functional skills, and involving patients in the community as often as possible. Moody Neuro at TideWay is only minutes away from Moody Neuro in Galveston and the University of Texas Medical Branch. Its central location provides our residents direct access to the community and the resources it has to offer every single day.

A patient may transition from the Residential PABI program to the Long-term Supported Living programs if the clinical team deems it appropriate, entrance criteria is met, the patient and family support the move and the funding source permits.

DADS#: 101922; 102680


Moody Neuro at TideWay employs the most current, evidenced-based practices in order to provide the very best in care and programming to the residents. Residents receive individualized programming, one-to-one time with staff, access to the community and opportunities to be productive, including volunteer opportunities and on-site activities.

Neuropsychology & Counseling

Following brain trauma or acquired brain injury, patients may exhibit modifications to behavior, emotion, and cognitive abilities. The field of ... Read More neuropsychology seeks to understand how these modifications are correlated with the brain injury, providing an informed pathway toward progress, and a most effective rehabilitation regimen. At Moody Neuro, our Neuropsychology Department contributes to client care in three important ways: (1) comprehensive neuropsychological assessment, (2) cognitive rehabilitation and (3) management of emotional and behavioral problems. Upon admission, every client participates in a detailed assessment of his/her cognitive and emotional status. This comprehensive evaluation assesses all aspects of an individual’s cognitive skills: attention, planning and organization, language, visual processing skills, motor and sensory functioning, and memory. Patient mood and personality are also assessed. The results of this evaluation provide information about the client’s cognitive strengths, which allows the interdisciplinary treatment team to develop maximally-effective treatment plans and prioritize interventions. In addition, the neuropsychology team assists the client in adjusting to his/her disability, manages undesirable behaviors, provide individual and group therapy to survivors, and conducts family therapy when necessary. Read Less

Speech & Language

The ability to communicate is a vital part of everyday life. However, when a person experiences an acquired brain injury, ... Read More fundamental components to communication such as speech, or even swallowing my not be possible. Therefore, it is important that throughout the rehabilitation process, compensatory strategies and alternative methods of communication that utilize a patient's existing capabilities are maximized and expanded upon.  Our Speech and Language Pathology (SLP) Department evaluates and treats individuals with communication disorders including the ability to comprehend and express language. In addition to speech evaluations and treatment, speech language pathologists conduct swallowing evaluations and provide recommendations for meal preparation and food texture. The SLP department provides comprehensive augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) evaluations and conducts necessary treatment for individuals with persistent communication disorders. Read Less

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy plays a very important role in the rehabilitation process. Our Physical Therapy (PT) Department is committed to assisting ... Read More brain injury clients in fulfilling their goals related to their physical activity and motor control. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants evaluate and address physical limitations and functional movements (i.e., walking) by focusing on muscle strength, flexibility and balance. The physical therapy department helps to train survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI) and their families in exercise programs, gait training, mobility and balance training, safe transferring techniques and the use of assistive devices or adapative equipment that may be necessary for the client’s independent and functional living. Read Less

Occupational Therapy

The "occupation" in occupational therapy (OT) refers to more than just paid employment. It encompasses everything that "occupies" a person’s ... Read More time. In other words, all of the daily activities that are a part of “the job of living.” When people are unable to perform these activities, they need help in order to succeed, either from other human beings, mechanical devices, or both. At Moody, our Occupational Therapy Department works closely with individuals and their families to achieve optimal independence. Under the direction of licensed occupational therapists, clients will participate in programs designed to increase basic motor and cognitive skills, upper body strength, mobility, and the ability to safely perform activities of daily living. In addition, individual compensatory strategies are developed to match client and family needs. Clients receive specialized training and equipment to promote independence with activities of daily living. The focus of the services is to train upper extremity function, self-care skills (e.g., showering, dressing, grooming), and advanced living skills (cooking, housekeeping, money management, mobility). The OT Department uses both simulated (i.e., virtual reality) and real-life experiences for training purposes. Read Less

Community Integration

Community integration involves enabling individuals with a brain injury to live successfully in their community and participate fully in all ... Read More aspects of community life. This means more than a return to doing what they loved to do before the illness or injury. It involves the ability to live in the way the patient chooses to live without barriers. Moody Neuro fosters a patient's growth in their new life in the community as opposed to the nuances of the medical facility where they achieved medical recovery. Therapists at Moody Neuro work with patients to develop safe, productive leisure activities to improve quality of life. New activities are learned and old activities are re-evaluated to determine the need for assistance and/or adaptive equipment. Apartment trials are provided for patients who have demonstrated independent and safe behaviors on campus. While in the apartment, these patients are expected to engage in real-life scenarios (e.g., meal preparation and clean-up) with guidance from licensed therapists. Read Less

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is an appropriate and effective alternative to conventional land-based treatment. Research demonstrates that patients receiving aquatic rehabilitation regain ... Read More functional range of motion and gait at a faster rate than through conventional physical therapy alone. Aquatic rehabilitation takes advantage of the buoyancy and neutral warmth of the water to lessen the weight bearing status on the joints and maximizes functional movement of the extremities through fluid resistance, hydrostatic pressure or constant sensory input and specific gravity. The benefits include increased strength and endurance, range of motion, gait and balance, which result in the decreased need for patient compensation. Co-treatment is given by our Physical, Occupational and Recreational Therapy departments. Patients participate in aquatics groups focused on stretching and range of motion to active games and individual and team activities. Read Less


At Moody Neuro, the process of recovering from a brain-injury is comprehensive and immersive. As a result, it is necessary ... Read More that certain patients conduct post-acute rehabilitation, or receive long-term care in a residential setting. During their time at Moody Neuro, we strive to provide the highest-quality patient experience to the patient as well as peace of mind for their loved ones.  Residential therapies encompass a wide array of activities each aimed a maintaining the comfort of patients while encouraging continued progress. Our Residential Department provides a full range of residential services for survivors of brain injury. They offer: round-the-clock supervision; observation and documentation of behaviors; assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs); ensuring the safety and security of clients; implementing treatment techniques; following therapist recommendations related to cognitive, behavioral, and physical limitations; assisting with toileting, feeding, and personal hygiene; providing feedback on the application of recommendations; aiding clients in attending scheduled therapy sessions and appointments; and assisting with the adjustment to a residential rehabilitation treatment setting. Read Less


As pioneers in post-acute brain injury treatment and rehabilitation, Moody Neuro leverages a portfolio of advanced treatment technologies and equipment ... Read More to help patients regain independence and an enhanced quality of life.Assistive technology includes any device utilized by an individual with a disability to maximize independence and allow for maximum community reintegration. For brain injury survivors, assistive technology can be as simple and low-tech as a spiral notebook to help with organization and memory, or as sophisticated as a computer-powered vocal assistant to aid with communication. The following innovative technologies complement the talents of our human staff, furthering our rehabilitation capabilities and value to the patient. LOCOMAT® The world’s leading robotic medical device, the Locomat provides highly intensive rehabilitation to increase the strength of muscles and the range of motion of joints in order to improve walking. BIONIK INMOTION ROBOTIC ARM  InMotion Interactive Therapy enables clinicians to efficiently deliver intensive motor therapy to help patients regain motor function following a neurological condition or injury.  This new generation InMotion ARM is an evidence-based neurorehabilitation technology that provides patients with real-time Assistance-as-Needed™. The InMotion ARM quietly monitors the patient’s movements during therapy while it gently assists where needed to help them complete various motor therapy activities. MOVEO XP The Moveo XP is a weight bearing exercise platform for patients who need full body weight support in order to be able to exercise and participate in the rehabilitation process. It is ideal for patients with conditions such as: lower extremity weaknesses, poor postural control, poor muscle control, and decreased lower extremity range of motion.MYRO BY TYRMOTION The Myro is a touch and pressure sensitive screen that provides bio feedback to therapist and patient alike. Utilizing a variety of attachments to target different grips and movements while also using interactive screen activities to test cognition and visual acuity. DRIVING SIMULATOR Our driving simulator allows patients to test the necessary skills to drive without risking safety. With multiple settings including traffic, day vs night and rural vs urban driving it is possible to simulate a variety of real world situations. We also have adaptions to allow those without use of lower extremities to use hand control for acceleration and break BIONESS L300GO AND H200 The L300 go utilizes FES (functional electrical stimulation) to improve thigh weakness and foot drop to allow patients improved independence and functional mobility. It can be worn throughout the day allowing movement withoutwires. The H200 Wireless Hand Rehabilitation System is an easy-tooperate system that helps the patient achieve recovery goals. Reaching, grasping, opening and closing the hand are all possible in a functional capacity using this device ZeroG The ZeroG Gait and Balance system is a robotic body-weight support system attached to a motorized trolley that rides along a ceiling-mounted track to help patients regain the ability to walk and maintain balance. When patients use ZeroG, they are safe and cannot fall, yet can be challenged as they progress. Activities such as walking up steps, getting off the floor, or navigating rough terrain are real-life demands that patients can practice with the ZeroG. Read Less


Based on the most recent program evaluation data, all residents at the WestWay facility and approximately 80% of residents currently ... Read More participating in the TideWay program have a TBI; approximately 10% of residents at TideWay have brain injuries from other etiologies such as anoxia, encephalitis, infectious disorders, etc., and approximately 10% of residents at TideWay have a spinal cord injury. Approximately 80% of residents are male, and the average age is approximately 45. Residents must be 18 years of age or older to reside in a long-term care program; no services are currently offered to children or adolescents. 2. Long-term care programs do not currently provide services to any resident with co-occurring limb loss, but services can be offered to persons with limb loss. 3. Long-term care services are offered to individuals with co-occurring spinal cord injury (SCI). Patient with SCI may have complete lesions at the cervical level but are not ventilator or oxygen dependent. 4. On a limited basis, the TideWay and WestWay programs also provide supervised living and case management services in off-campus apartments. 5. Both the TideWay and WestWay programs offer short-term respite services. 6. Moody Neuro at Galveston and Lubbock serve a diverse population of individuals with acquired brain injuries. As a result, we take necessary precautions to ensure that appropriate accommodations and/or modifications are addressed and made for their religious, cultural, and social needs. Such accommodations/modifications can include, but are not limited to, menu selections, attending/direct care services, use of a translator, and access to places of worship. Read Less

Key Staff

Moody Neuro at TideWay staff specialize in brain injury treatment and rehabilitation and have a thorough understanding of the cognitive and physical needs of individuals with acquired brain injury. Get to know the Moody Neuro at TideWay team.

Peyton LaBauve

Tideway Program Director
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Location Activities

The Therapeutic Recreation Department at Moody Neuro develops cognitive and social skills through leisure activities of interest to residents. The recreation staff encourages residents to rediscover hobbies, develop new interests, and explore recreational resources available to them. The goal is to help individuals plan, organize and enjoy their leisure time: and at the same time, improve their social interaction skills. The staff also arranges for trainees to attend local events such as:

  • Mardi Gras Galveston
  • Dickens on the Strand
  • Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo
  • Professional basketball and baseball games

Our residents also participate in several camps throughout the year as well as the adaptive water sports event sponsored by Texas Adaptive Aquatics held at Moody Gardens. The camps are located in the beautiful Hill Country near Brenham, TX. Residents participate in a number of outdoor activities including archery, kayaking, and horseback riding. All activities are designed and lead by trained individuals to ensure a safe, fun event. Our goal for our residents is to provide an activity that engages them in a social activity where they can apply learned therapeutic strategies.

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