being involved in an accident, you will want to learn about the various stages of rehabilitation that may help your loved one recover as much independence and functionality as they are able to. Depending on the nature of the accident and injury, it may not be immediately possible to fully know to what level a person can be rehabilitated after a traumatic brain injury. Time may be needed before a final determination can be made.
As explained by the Brain Injury Association of America, there can be multiple stages of treatment for a person with a brain injury. These may involve multiple facilities, starting with acute care in a hospital or designated rehab facility. The focus at this level is on essential functions for daily living like eating, getting dressed and personal grooming. When a person may be able to graduate from this level of care, they may move into post-acute or sub-acute rehab programs where the focus moves to developing as much independence as possible. Some people will then move into day treatment programs if they can leave a residential rehab setting.
The length of time a person is in any particular phase of rehab can vary greatly due to the nature of their injuries. This may need to be considered when pursuing appropriate compensation for the injury.
If you would like to learn more about the stages of rehabilitation that may be involved in helping your loved one after a brain injury, please feel free to visit the TBI rehabilitation and support page of our New Jersey personal injury website.