Brain Injury Rehab Florida – The Brain Injury Association of America estimates that more than 2.5 million Americans (children and adults) have sustained a TBI (traumatic brain injury). Moreover, nearly 795,000 people have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI) from non-traumatic causes. The data is terrifying, especially taking into account all the effects brain injuries have on the injured and their families.
In a previous article, we described in detail the consequences of TBI on an individual’s life, covering cognitive impairment (long- or short-term memory loss, difficulty learning and memorizing new things, short attention span, speech problems, lack of concentration, problems with reading and writing); neurological impairment (difficulty with walking, coordination, or balance; loss of taste, hearing, vision or smell; insomnia; fatigue); behavioral changes (anger, frustration, impatience, reduced self-esteem, impulsivity, anxiety, PTSD, apathy), and finally, lifestyle consequences. If you’d like to go back and read about types of traumatic brain injuries, their impact, and available treatment options, click here to view the full article.
Why is it necessary to have National Brain Injury Awareness Month? It is not only to raise awareness of traumatic brain injury, but also to bring attention to the patients who struggle with the consequences of the trauma every single day. Their struggles range from limited abilities to reduced mobility to diminished cognitive skills. In our facility, we do our best to make the healing process go as smoothly as possible by making our patients’ needs a priority. The brain injury rehabilitation program at NeuLife offers a full continuum of services for patients who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), non-traumatic/mild brain injury (MBI), or acquired brain injury (ABI), including stroke. The comprehensive program at our brain injury clinic encompasses the unique needs of each patient and family. The team focuses on maximizing abilities, providing education, increasing mobility and preventing complications.
For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has proudly led the nation in observing National Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year.
The theme for the 2018 to 2020 campaign is Change Your Mind.
The #ChangeYourMind public awareness campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families. Individuals who join us to help raise awareness with the #ChangeYourMind campaign are essential to:
- De-stigmatizing brain injury through outreach within the brain injury community
- Empowering those who have survived brain injury and their caregivers
- Promoting the many types of support that are available to people living with brain injury.
If you’d like to support the campaign, we encourage you to go to the Brain Injury Association of America’s Campaign Page ‘#ChangeYourMind’ and get involved!
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program – About NeuLife Rehab
NeuLife Rehabilitation is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care. As a CARF Accredited Residential Rehabilitation Program and Brain Injury Specialty Program, NeuLife is continuously evaluated and measured for success. We strive to consistently provide the highest standard of care in the delivery of quality clinical rehabilitative services to patients with catastrophic injuries and other challenging diagnoses in order to produce superior outcomes and exceed the expectations of all persons served. Our brain injury rehabilitation program includes clinical evaluations, medical care, and therapeutic activities that are customized to meet the goals, needs, and abilities of each patient. By leveraging a variety of rehabilitation services, we are able to create an integrated approach focused on helping each patient recover skills associated with activities of daily living (ADLs) using compensatory strategies and mobility aids to achieve a seamless transition into the community. Every component of the treatment plan is customized to the individual patient for guaranteed results. If you would like more information about NeuLife Rehabilitation Services, please contact us.