Each year, an estimated 2.5 million people in the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury. The impact on their families and caregivers is great.
This pod cast discusses traumatic brain injury (TBI) and one caregivers experience, and below is information about the helpful resources available to families caring for a loved one affected by TBI.
Caregiving Circus Live Stream - Christian Dockter
Talks to Us About his Caregiving Experience! -- Super excited to learn about how he helped care for his Father with a Traumatic Brain Injury
Useful Resources and Services for Families Affected by TBI
National Disability Rights Network Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities
Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System and Client Assistance Program (CAP)
This nationwide network provides information and referral services and help people with disabilities find solutions to problems involving discrimination and employment, education, health care and transportation, personal decision making, and Social Security disability benefits.
Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems
Funded through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, the TBI Model Systems consist of 16 TBI treatment centers throughout the US.
Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
BIAA is a national program with a network of more than 40 chartered state affiliates, as well as hundreds of local chapters providing information, education, and support to individuals, families, and professionals affected by brain injury.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) & Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
It is possible that your loved one may be entitled to SSDI and/or SSI. SSDI and SSI eligibility is dependent on a number of factors including the severity of the disability and what assets and income your loved one has.
Centers for Independent Living (CIL)
Some families have found that it is important to encourage their loved one with a TBI to continually learn skills that can allow them to live as independently as possible. CILs exist nationwide to help people with disabilities live independently in the community and may have resources to help your loved one reach a goal of living alone
Resources Family Caregiver Alliance
National Center on Caregiving