Life after Brain Injury: A guide for families


Carolyn Rocchio and Marilyn Lash, M.S.W.
The emotional trauma that accompanies the physical and medical trauma of a brain injury can affect every member of the family. This tip card describes common feelings and reactions of families during the early stages of the survivor's hospital care, rehabilitation, and return home.
Families go through a range of emotions over time when a spouse, sibling, or child has an acquired brain injury. This tip card gives practical tips for families on gathering information while the survivor is in the hospital and finding resources for learning about brain injury. It describes changes in hopes and expectations of family members as the survivor leaves the hospital, enters rehabilitation, and comes home. State and community programs are identified to help families find resources in the community and pay the bills.
Pages 8
Year 2008, third edition