Do any of these statements sound familiar?
No matter what you and your loved ones are currently experiencing, the Brain Injury Association of Tennessee helps connect you with education and resources to guide you during this difficult time.
Every brain injury is different. One thing all those experiencing brain injury have in common, however, is the need for a strong support system. As a family member or caregiver of a brain-injured person, you are the most important support figure. The Brain Injury Association of Tennessee and our partner organizations exist to assist you in your role. In most cases, recovery is possible, and help is available. Service Coordinators can connect you with the education and resources you need to make good decisions on behalf of your loved one.
Just like every injury is different, so too is each family. Perhaps you are experiencing a role-reversal, in which the primary caregiver of the family is now unable to perform his or her typical functions; or perhaps the person in the caretaking position after an injury is someone accustomed to carrying the load. Regardless, no caregiver should feel obligated to take on everything alone. A burned out support system cannot effectively assist their loved ones.
Brain Injury Association of Tennessee can help you find resources not only for the survivor of brain injury, but, importantly, also the loved ones surrounding the survivor.
Something I always like to see is when a family pulls together and works as a unit after something that is tragic.