The clinic resides opposite Lucerne at the beautiful shore of Lake Lucerne in the tiny village of Hertenstein within the community of Weggis.
Although the hamlet may appear remote, Zurich’s top medical institutions are within easy reach. In an emergency, cereneo can provide prompt transfers to the internationally renowned University Hospital of Zurich (15 minutes by helicopter / 45 minutes by ambulance). The clinic also has agreements with other nearby facilities, including the Lucerne Hospital and Schwyz Hospital.
The clinic offers peace and tranquillity, while being easily reached by international patients. Zurich International Airport is a 45-minute drive away.
At cereneo Hertenstein, patients sleep in modern single rooms with contemporary design and high-tech amenities. Larger rooms, including apartments, are available for family members who wish to remain present during the programme.
Staff can organise an array of activities to boost morale and aid physical recovery, each tailor-made to suit the patient’s neurological condition—examples include kayaking, nature walks, archery, golf, sailing, gym sessions and sauna.
All medical facilities in the newly constructed clinic are cutting edge, and a team of highly skilled doctors provide bespoke advice and care. An in-house nutritionist is on hand to prepare a customised meal plan that’s both healthy and delicious to support recovery.
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The holistic treatment concept at cereneo offers state-of-the-art, innovative treatment methods that are individually adapted to patients and regularly checked for their effectiveness. The interprofessional team of experts create a tailor-made therapy plan for each patient to achieve the best possible progress. The team consisting of neurologists, therapists and nurses, use the latest technologies and sensors to measure progress and make data-driven therapy adjustments as needed. At cereneo patients are accompanied along their entire recovery process from inpatient rehabilitation, transition to home, therapy at home with a cereneo therapist to telerehabilitation via digital channels.
cereneo Hertenstein offers a research-based inpatient rehabilitation programme to expedite recovery for various neurological conditions, including brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke.
A stroke occurs when a blood clot (ischemic) or ruptured vessel (hemorrhagic) cuts off the blood supply to parts of the brain. The life-threatening condition frequently leaves survivors with long-term impairments, both physical and cognitive.
Rapid and intensive rehabilitation can significantly enhance the recovery process and restore independence, which is the core focus at cereneo Hertenstein.
A team of specialised neurologists and cognitive therapists promptly analyse the condition and devise the optimal treatment programme. Tailor-made programmes focus on speech, swallowing, movement, and cognitive function through an interdisciplinary, research-driven approach. The ultimate aim is to prevent further complications and rapidly restore independence.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterised by severe cognitive dysfunction that profoundly affects the patient and their loved ones. Optimal treatment entails a pharmacological approach combined with movement therapy to reduce physical impairment.
At cereneo Hertenstein, the team collaborates closely with experts at the University Hospital of Zürich (USZ) to provide a fully bespoke rehabilitation and treatment programme. Rehabilitation targets neuropsychiatric and sensory dysfunctions through deep brain stimulation (DBS) and pharmacological treatment.
Adopting both a traditional and technological approach, the multimodal programme is designed to alleviate acute cardinal motor symptoms, including postural instability, bradykinesia, resting tremor, and rigidity. The overarching aim is to restore independence through re-learning essential day-to-day activities like eating, drinking, cooking, walking, and talking.
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
An ABI can occur at any time, most commonly after a physical impact to the head. The debilitating condition entails reduced mobility and impairments to cognitive function, communication, and emotional well-being.
At cereneo, the team first provides an in-depth analysis to determine the most debilitating symptoms and formulate an efficient treatment plan. Interdisciplinary specialists use cutting-edge translational neuroscience research to maximise neuroplasticity and promote optimal recovery.
cereneo Hertenstein treats various other neurological conditions, including spinal chord injuries, movement, speech and neurocognitive impairments, brain tumor, Multiple Sclerosis,Cerebral Palsy, Alzheimer’s Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, and more.