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We want to give our loved ones the best care and support possible following a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Specialized care is often needed for a full recovery since the recovery process for TBI varies from one person to the next.
But numerous support programs are available and choosing the right one can be overwhelming. How do we know which TBI care plan is right for you and your loved one?
We want to make choosing a TBI care plan easier.
That way, you can focus on helping your loved one recover.
If you’re looking for rehabilitation services for a TBI patient, look no further than Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute. The services we offer focus on bringing patients and their families the support they need throughout each stage of the recovery process. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.
Four different kinds of care plans are available for TBI. Each one may have a slight overlap in the services they offer.
Residential care supports TBI patients with highly personalized care. While still respecting the patient’s comfort zone, residential care aims for progress over time.
Therapist recommendations guide residential care plans in offering support with all daily activities as well as rehabilitative treatment techniques.
Residential care also monitors a patient’s progress, so family members always know how their loved one is doing.
However, if your loved one can be supported at home, and you think they would recover better in a familiar space, you might want to consider outpatient care.
Outpatient care requires patients to meet the same admission checklist and practice the same therapeutic exercises as patients in residential care, but from the comfort of their own home. If a residential patient has made progress in their recovery, then they can transition to outpatient care.
But depending on your loved one’s condition, you might be providing more care and support than you are prepared for. Because recovery takes time, you may find yourself taking on multiple roles that you never have before. From nurse and coach to therapy-aide, becoming a primary care-giver for your loved one may take a lot of your attention. And while you’ll be learning a lot about how to help throughout recovery, taking on the added responsibilities can be overwhelming.
So it’s important to find a balance, and consider utilizing other care options like respite care that allow your loved one to get out of the house and experience something new. Or, consider a care plan like long-term support living.
Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute has outpatient care plans that fit your loved one’s needs. Connect with us today to learn more.
A TBI patient who needs support with things like cooking, taking medication, walking, or bathing may find the care they need with long-term support living.
Care is provided in a patient’s home, community-based settings, or care facilities.
If you are unable to help with the level of care your loved one needs, long-term support living may be the best TBI care plan.
Respite care is a short-term TBI care service that gives patients time away from their main caregivers. Respite care takes on a few different forms, and you can find options for short-term care in-home or out-of-home.
Agencies, volunteers, group homes, or even other family members can help provide this type of care.
You often plan respite care in advance, but if an emergency arises and you need immediate support for your loved one, respite care can help you.
Each physician at Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute has specialized training in brain injury rehabilitation.
All of our patients receive highly personalized care to set them up for success.
Because we believe family is so important for the recovery process, we offer family accommodations while your loved one is in the rehabilitation process.
Reach out to us today to learn about our patient intake process and take the first step toward finding the right TBI care plan for your loved one.