Military service may take a heavy toll on one’s body. The price that the heroic men and women of the U.S. military pay for their service can be extremely high. For this reason, NeuLife Rehabilitation proudly helps Veterans and their families overcome life-altering consequences of their patriotic service to our country.
The real cost of trauma
The advancement in medical technology has allowed many servicemen to survive severe injuries, but for many survival came at the cost of traumatic limb amputations and associated mental scarring, which, in itself may lead to devastating outcomes.
Apart from disabling physical injuries, veterans experience mental health disorders, substance abuse-related disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) at disproportionate rates compared to their civilian counterparts. Every day, an average of twenty American veterans commit suicide. The numbers are staggering and young veterans aged 18–44 are most at risk, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Military personnel exposed to the traumatic events of combat, assault, serious injury, and ultimately the threat of death, may have to deal with the consequences of such exposure long after the distressing event has ended or the threat has been removed.
Whether directly or indirectly witnessed, the experience is ingrained in the memory and often leads to traumatic event flashbacks, trouble sleeping, nightmares, anxiety, anger or susceptibility to alcohol and drug abuse.
When these symptoms persist and have long-lasting negative effects on one’s life it could be Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The rate of PTSD may be up to 15 times higher in active duty service members compared to civilians.
Center for Disease Control defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head injury. TBI in military personnel usually results from close contact with an explosion, often in the form of a significant blow to the head or body.
Symptoms vary and depend on the severity of TBI, but may include headaches, fatigue or drowsiness, slurred speech, memory problems, mood changes, and mood swings, unusual behavior, convulsions, and seizures – according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness.
Veteran’s Rehabilitation Programs at NeuLife Rehabilitation
As a registered residential treatment facility through the VA Choice Program, and an organization managed and operated by many Veterans, our dedication to those who have served our country runs deep. Our plans for Veterans range from residential rehabilitation to tailored outpatient services.
NeuLife’s residential rehabilitation provides personalized care to treat the difficult challenges of TBI and PTSD with the singular purpose of achieving the best possible outcome for the Veterans. Our post-acute rehab programs and care plans, guided by an interdisciplinary team of clinical experts, are structured to promote the highest level of functional independence and successful community re-integration.
In addition to individualized treatments, we also work closely with relatives to address issues that may affect the family as a whole. We proudly accept referrals from the Veterans Administration (VA).
To learn more about post acute rehab and residential rehabilitation for Veterans contact us, or schedule a tour! Call us at 800-626-3876, or send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us at 2725 Robie Avenue, Mount Dora, Florida 32757.
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