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What Kind of Rehabilitation Do Brain Injury Patients Need?

Brain injuries can change a person's life permanently. After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the rehabilitation a person receives can determine the quality of the rest of their life. So, having the right brain injury rehab is crucial for all TBI patients.

According to John Hopkins Medicine, TBI rehab can help with the following:

  • Accomplish tasks at home
  • Treatment of mental and physical conditions caused by TBIs
  • Social and emotional support
  • Adaptation to changes that occur through the recovery process
  • Blood clots
  • Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Blood pressure management
  • Muscle strength and spasms
  • Incontinence and bowel issues
  • Sexual function

When Does the Rehabilitation Process Start?

Experts agree that head injury rehabilitation must begin immediately. First, a person with moderate to severe injuries will likely receive treatment in a hospital’s intensive care unit. Once a person is stabilized, they’ll be transferred to another hospital unit where medical staff will continue their immediate rehab needs. Rehabilitation methods vary depending on a head injury and how severe it is.

Types of rehabilitation for TBIs include the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Psychology or psychiatry
  • Physiatry
  • Social Support

What Is an Important Treatment Goal for Patients with TBI?

The purpose of rehabilitation for patients with a TBI is improving their ability to do basic functions. Brain injuries can change the way a person’s body behaves, and they need rehab to learn how to accomplish tasks that used to be simple for them. After a severe TBI, any form of improvement during rehabilitation should be celebrated as a significant accomplishment. Common goals after a TBI include improved independence at home, physical recovery, and improved speech. A therapist will also help TBI patients with environmental modification to make their activities at home easier.

How Much Does Brain Injury Rehab Cost?

A study found that acute rehabilitation costs an average of $1600 per day for a patient. Acute rehabilitation describes the intensive care that patients with serious TBIs need after an incident. In total, patients spent about $46,000 for their acute rehabilitation. Since this is only the first step of a patient’s rehabilitation, it is only the beginning of the costs associated with brain injuries.

TBI rehabilitation is important yet expensive. If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury because of the negligence of another person, you don’t have to suffer financially for the recovery you deserve. At Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, we’ve spent nearly 100 years helping clients after they’ve sustained an injury. We operate on one simple principle: every person with a TBI deserves the treatment they need. Our team has a history of results finding answers for clients, and we’re ready to find the answers that you deserve.

Call us right now for a free consultation at (888) 498-3023. Our brain injury lawyers only collect a fee if they win results for your case.