Quality of Life

Home and Community Rehabilitation – A Necessity for Recovery  

For individuals looking to recover from an illness or injury, there are a variety of rehabilitation options available. Two of the more popular options are in-patient rehabilitation facilities and home and community rehabilitation.  Inpatient rehabilitation generally requires an individual to stay at a specialized facility for the duration of their treatment. Here, they will have …

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Loneliness after a Brain or Spinal Cord Injury 

There are a few injuries that can impact a person’s quite like a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury. A traumatic brain injury can affect a persons’ memory, sleep, personality, mood, responses, planning, understanding and so on, while a spinal cord injury can affect their independence, mobility and functions.   These changes can affect …

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injuries Awareness recognizes the month of March as an important time to bring attention to the prevention of traumatic brain injury. It’s also an opportunity to promote strategies that improve the quality of life for people living with TBI. According to the CDC, there were over 2 million emergency department visits, 280,000 hospitalizations, and …

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Aging in Place and Brain Injury

  Aging in Place and Brain Injury, A Convergence of Disabilities   CHRISTINE BARANDA WEAVER, MAS, OTR/L, CLCP, CBIS   Aging represents the accumulation of changes over time encompassing physical, psychological, and social changes. It is the greatest known risk factor for most human diseases.   According to the Population Reference Bureau report in January …

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Quality of Life

“We need to re-think the service delivery in brain injury rehabilitation so that long after the rehabilitation has ended, persons with TBI will be able to maintain the gains they made during the in-patient rehabilitation. We must pay attention to providing the resources, support, services and preventing re-hospitalizations to meet the ultimate goal, which is …

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