More than 500,000 Coloradans currently live with a brain injury, according to the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC). To improve quality of life for these individuals, BIAC and other groups offer many Colorado brain injury resources. In addition, Fuicelli & Lee, P.C., your Colorado brain injury attorneys, have compiled these resources to help you find the information you need.
This video from BIAC provides a helpful overview of brain injuries and how many Coloradans are affected by these conditions.
A brain injury can change a person’s life in subtle to dramatic ways. To learn how to cope with the effects of TBI and better manage day-to-day living, a variety of classes can help. These classes cover everything from preventing falls to learning how to paint.
Living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), or providing care for a loved one with a brain injury, can leave people feeling isolated and lonely. Support groups can help individuals with TBI and their caregivers connect with others who understand. The BIAC offers this list of support groups around the state.
Because TBI can present differently in children, special consideration and resources may be necessary to manage school and home life. The Colorado Kids Brain Injury Resource Network provides information and resources to parents, educators, caregivers and others who support a child with brain injury.
The organization offers a manual highlighting the effects of brain injury in children, which can help guide both parents and educators.
In Colorado, Craig Hospital is recognized as a leader in treating patients with traumatic brain injury. Its comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation program takes patients from the first days of injury through outpatient follow-up programs. Its goal is to “help patients return home as independent and prepared for the future as possible.”
Other Colorado treatment and rehab programs include Learning Services in Lakewood, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Colorado Springs, Boulder Community Hospital inpatient rehabilitation, HealthOne Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital in Aurora, and many more.
According to Craig Hospital:
“Therapeutic recreation is an integral part of the total rehabilitation process. Leisure-time activities help define who we are, give life fullness, and keep us healthy. We have seen patients make dramatic improvement in their rehabilitation program when they rediscover their leisure-time activities.”
Craig’s therapeutic rehabilitation patient program includes water sports, horticulture, indoor games, outdoor adventures and more. Alumni of the patient program can also participate in ongoing recreation and adventure programs sponsored by the hospital.
BIAC also partners with organizations throughout the state to offer a variety of brain injury recreation programs.
With the right resources, people living with a brain injury can enjoy an improved quality of life.
Living a happy, productive life with a brain injury is certainly possible. However, it can be an expensive, time-consuming recovery process. If you need more insights related to brain injuries, or feel that you may have suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today. One of our founding partners is a survivor of a traumatic brain injury, and the science, law, and after-effects of brain injuries are areas of particular focus for our firm.
To learn more about how Fuicelli & Lee represents people with brain injuries, contact us today.
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