Survivors of car crashes, blunt force trauma, falls, and other accidents account for the 1.7 million Americans who sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) every year. Depending on the severity of the injury, survivors may need an extended period of rehabilitation.
In our great state of Colorado, many programs can help individuals and their families recover.
- Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC) offers free programs, events and educational resources for individuals with TBIs and their families. Let’s say for example a family is trying to find resources for a child who suffered a brain injury while playing tackle football. BIAC offers care coordination that can connect families with options to pay health care costs, available community and state services, and access to pediatric care.
- Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado, is one of the most advanced hospitals in the nation for individuals with brain injuries. Neurosurgeons help facilitate immediate care and rehabilitation for individuals recovering from brain injuries by using the newest technologies and equipment.
- The Colorado Brain Injury Program was established in 2002 by Colorado lawmakers to provide care coordination and educational programs for individuals with brain injuries. The program is part of the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
The Importance of Recovering After a Brain Injury
Any type of catastrophic injury can leave individuals and families in a state of confusion, unsure of where to turn for resources needed to move forward. Brain injuries can require a very long rehabilitation period, as the brain needs time to rebuild damaged neural pathways. It is important to find the best options for care.
We are happy to provide suggestions for members of the community going through the difficulty of rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of an accident.
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