Tideway’s history begins with Mr. Robert L. Moody and his son Russell Moody when in 1981 Russell sustained a serious brain injury in a motor vehicle accident. Mr. Moody’s experience seeking care for his son led to the creation of the Transitional Learning Center (TLC) in 1982. Moody Gardens®, one of the premier educational/recreational facilities in the southwest, also traces its beginnings to Russell’s accident. Moody Gardens® began in the mid '80s with only a horse barn and riding arena. The purpose was to begin a Hippotherapy riding program for people with brain injuries called Hope Therapy Moody Gardens® began in the mid '80s with only a horse barn and riding arena.
TLC provides post acute rehabilitation for brain injury and recognized years ago that there was a growing need in the area of long-term care for brain-injured survivors. As a result, in 1998, TideWay was born. Initially an eight-bed facility on the west end of Galveston Island, TideWay has grown into a 32-bed facility situated in the heart of Galveston.
We believe that our TideWay facility is the finest example of its type in the world and our program model is equal to the quality of the facility. We are the “trailblazers” in the field of brain injury treatment and Tideway’s residents continue to benefit from more than 25 years of rehabilitation experience.