Living Environments after TBI
When leaving the hospital, those with a brain or spinal cord injury may still need assistance for physical, emotional, cognitive, and functional tasks. Some individuals may return home with the support of their family or an outside agency and attend therapies on an outpatient or in-home basis. Other individuals may be able to move to a semi-independent setting, like an apartment, where they have less direct supervision but a safety net to help ensure their success. Still others may move to a group-home setting, where they receive support and structure in their living environment as well as prescribed therapies and recreational activities. Rainbow can help individuals wherever their needs may be.
In a group home setting, family and visitors are encouraged to visit and participate in the recovery of the injured individual. A few guidelines can help make the group-home setting more successful.
- The group-home is the home of multiple individuals. We want to help our clients maintain their privacy. Therefore, families and visitors will not be provided with information about other clients.
- House managers and case managers can help you get information about the client you are visiting, if there is appropriate documentation allowing them to do so.
- While you may not attend group therapies for privacy reasons, family and visitors may attend individual therapies at the discretion of the therapist.
- If you have questions or suggestions about the care of your loved one, let us know. Transitioning from the hospital to a group-home setting can be a confusing time and we are happy to meet with you to provide our expertise to make the adjustment as easy as possible.