Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Effects on Families

Learning that a loved one has suffered a TBI can be as devastating as hearing that a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or disease. The bottom line is that a loved one is suffering and we want to help. The professionally trained and skilled staff and doctors of NeuroInternational dedicate their time daily to this very issue. TBIs can rob survivors of their personality, memories, cognitive strengths, self-worth, etc.

Knowledge of such devastating consequences can have their own negative impact on families and loved ones. For example, family members may move through different stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance). This may leave loved ones ill-equipped to help the survivor, which may eventually lead to physical and emotionally distancing from the survivor. In contrast, other families may be more resilient to the effects of such trauma and possess the strength and resources to fight right alongside the survivor to facilitate progress towards independence.

NeuroInternational’s multidisciplinary treatment team and direct care staff work closely with family to ensure a smooth rehabilitation process that leads to positive outcomes.