A good rehabilitation program is vital to optimise recovery following brain injury.
Recovery and rehabilitation is a long term process and needs to be tailored to the specific needs of the individual. A rehabilitation program will involve a variety of therapies and support services once a person is medically stable. These therapies will usually begin in the hospital, and often continue after returning home to ensure the best long term outcomes.
Your family member is discharged from hospital and you are ready to continue their rehabilitation. The steps listed below may serve as a guide if you wish to develop a program using free or low-cost resources which exist in your community.
Although the degree of recovery is largely determined by the nature and extent of the injury, the level of engagement in rehabilitation also significantly affects recovery outcomes. There are many things people can do to maximise recovery throughout the rehabilitation process and beyond.