Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) impact every aspect of a patient’s life. The brain defines who you are. It gives you a personality and dictates how you behave. Because of this, TBIs are unlike injury to other parts of the body. They can reduce physical ability, cause changes in personality, and affect memory and concentration levels. Getting the right treatment and care is essential to recovery. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, Fairview Rehab can provide the best TBI care possible.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) need dedicated treatment
It’s a sad truth that people who suffer from a TBI will require a vast amount of care. After release from hospital, family members are not always best placed to provide the support and treatment needed. This life-changing event requires more than just physical rehabilitation. Dedicated psychological and social treatments delivered in a safe environment are key to ensuring patients make the best recovery possible.
Based in Queens, NY, Fairview Rehab and Nursing Home’s TBI care comes under our rehabilitation program for neurological diseases. It’s designed to help patients take one step at a time towards recovery as they learn to regain their independence.
Recovering from a TBI
Life after a TBI is not easy and it will take time to regain full functionality. How recovery process length is dependent on the severity of the injury and varies from person to person.
Medication therapy is just one part of TBI care. Patients often need to relearn basic skills like walking or talking. They may need to make adjustments to the way they carry out everyday tasks. Fairview’s rehabilitation program employs a number of methods and techniques tailored to the individual.
Physical therapy helps with mobility, muscle control, and balance. Speech therapy improves swallowing and speaking. Occupational therapy restores abilities, such as eating, dressing, bathing, and other basic life skills.