It’s hard to say which was the most frightening; the day of our daughters life-threatening crash… or months later when we brought her home and realized how ill-prepared we were for the challenges ahead.
Shawn Coltharp

When your loved one returns home after a brain injury, it is normal to feel a wide range of emotions—from joy to fear to overwhelmed. 

A lack of available resources might mean your loved one returns home sooner than you feel comfortable. Your needs may include equipment, emotional support, transportation, or education. Service coordinators may be able to connect you with resources or facilities to help you shift from the hospital back home or to a long-term care facility. 

Connecting with a community of other families and caregivers provides important emotional support as you adapt to a “new normal.” Your service coordinator can help you find a support group online or near you.

Remember you are not in this alone. Make it your duty to get others involved in the caretaking and to take care of yourself.
Jimmie Lee Morris
Service Coordinator

The Brain Injury Association of Tennessee (BIAT) is an awareness and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of TBI survivors and their caregivers.

BIAT does not provide medical diagnoses, treatments, or advice. All medical treatments should be discussed with your provider.