Given that people are unique, it stands to reason that recovery strategies and long term care is similarly unique. Factors which influence this process include premorbid (before TBI) functioning, nature of TBI and resulting physical and psychological problems, support, access to treatment, quality of treatment, role of family, guardianship, litigation, etc.

A typical or routine recovery process is therefore rarely observed. However, access to and provision of comprehensive treatment services certainly promotes more successful outcomes. For individuals requiring long-term care, it remains essential to provide structure, predictability, and support within a context which provides some meaning for the patient. For higher functioning individuals, long-term care should be informed by the goal of helping patients enhance their level of personal and social independence (e.g., through vocational and educational training) in a manner that supports assimilation back into society.

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