A Focus on Traumatic Brain Injuries

Goodbye February, hello March! For some of us, the month of March means St. Patrick’s Day, the Men’s NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament and the welcoming of spring and pastels. For the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), their network of state affiliates, self-advocates, families and volunteers, March has been designated as Brain Injury Awareness Month.

In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight the services that facilitate the rehabilitation, therapy and care for those who have suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).

According to the BIAA, “A brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere to anyone – a brain injury does not discriminate. In fact, 1.7 million Americans sustain a brain injury each year.”

BrainLine explains that “At least 125,000 people each year are considered permanently disabled as a result of their [Traumatic Brain Injury] TBI.”

The recovery process involved with a TBI requires trained professionals with the necessary skill level to support both the patient and the patient’s family. Since every TBI is not the same, every injury will require its own medical analysis and treatment will be determined based on the severity of each case. Once the initial medical attention has been provided and the patient has stabilized without complications, the patient may be transferred to a rehabilitation center or other outlet providing similar services.

Within our Human & Social Services Insurance Program, we insure a wide range of these specific types of services that specialize in and provide care for TBI patients. Facilities may include home health care support, outpatient residential facilities, job training and vocational rehabilitation services, community-based apartment settings, skilled nursing and more.

For additional information on our comprehensive package designed to meet the unique insurance needs of these risks, visit our website or call us at 877-456-5323. More information on Brain Injury Awareness Month can be found by visiting the BIAA website for facts, ways to get involved and donation details.

 

AFC Insurance writes this blog. The content and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly for informative purposes from sources that are presumed accurate. AFC Insurance does not assume responsibility for any misguided information and no guarantees are implied.

Resources:

Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), www.biausa.org
All About Traumatic Brain Injury, http://www.allabouttbi.com/centers/
BrainLine, http://www.brainline.org/