If you’ve experienced a traumatic brain injury, you will likely need time in a rehabilitation facility before you are well enough to return home. Traumatic brain injuries are caused by isolated events, but the individual suffering from the injury will need to be stabilized before total assessment of the damage can occur.
It’s possible that some cognitive and sensory function can return in a rehabilitation program and patients will work with professionals to regain as much lost function as possible. Rehabilitation will also work to help patients avoid complications that can arise in a hospital setting, such as bedsores and pneumonia common among patients who stay in a hospital for an extended period of time.
The last main goal of rehabilitation is to uncover the challenges that lay ahead for the injured individual and learn to make adaptations so they can return home. For example, an individual with permanent motor control loss may need adaptive equipment in their home or learn to use equipment such as a walker or wheelchair.
An experienced personal injury attorney can provide more information regarding the rehabilitation process.