Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation is a process that can help people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) to recover and regain as much function as possible. The rehabilitation process usually involves a team of medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, therapists, and counselors, who create an individualized treatment plan for the person with TBI.
The goal of rehabilitation is to help the person with TBI learn new skills and regain lost abilities to live as independently as possible. Rehabilitation may be done in an inpatient or outpatient setting, depending on the severity of the injury and the needs of the individual. Inpatient rehabilitation usually occurs in a hospital or other specialized facility, while outpatient rehabilitation can be done in the home or a community setting.
Rehabilitation typically begins soon after the injury occurs but may not start until the person has stabilized medically. The length of time required for rehabilitation varies depending on the individual’s needs and progress. Some people with TBI will need long-term rehabilitation, while others may only require short-term treatment.