Adult Brain Injury

Living with a brain injury can require a variety of resources, strategies, and supports, the range of which can be tremendous. Support needs may extend long after inpatient treatment has come to an end. This section is dedicated to providing information about the supports and resources that are available and necessary to people with brain injury and their family members assisting them as they return home.

At Home

Returning home following a brain injury – regardless of severity – can be complex. It is often emotional, exciting, overwhelming, and exhausting for both the individual and their family.

Find several downloadable tip sheets, on this page, for common challenges after a brain injury.

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Returning to Work

Brain injury can leave an individual with a number of persistent impairments that interfere with finding and keeping a job.

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Impact on Health

Recovery from brain injury may be measured in weeks, months, and years, and is known to slow with the passage of time.

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Relationships

Brain injury can – and likely will – impact every relationship held by a person who has sustained a brain injury or the family members and caretakers. 

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Financial Issues

Individuals who have sustained a brain injury often have cognitive, emotional, and behavioral difficulties that impair their ability to manage their personal finances.

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Caregiver Information

Caregiving for a loved one with a brain injury is often a roller coaster of good days and bad days, both for your loved one and you.

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Domestic Violence

1 out of every 3 battered women suffer from some type of traumatic brain injury. The following is a list of resources for those affected by domestic violence.

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Veterans

Need additional help local to Vermont state? Dial 2-1-1

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