Brain Injury Recovery Tips for Caregivers
Caring for Someone with a Brain Injury
As a caregiver, you will likely receive a lot of information about caring for someone with a brain injury. Caregivers, well-meaning friends, the Internet, brain injury support groups and families of other patients are all good sources of information, but it’s a lot to take in. Don’t try to learn everything at one time. Rely on your loved one’s professional caregivers to let you know what you need to be concerned about next.
A Guide for Caring for Someone with a Brain Injury
Shepherd Center created a caregiver guide that features tips and advice for caregivers. The guide includes a glossary of terms that you may hear when caring for a loved one with a brain injury at home.
You’ll find the following information and tips for caregivers in the guide:
- Brain Injury 101
- Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injury
- What to Expect in the Intensive Care Unit
- What You Can Do
- What to Expect in the Rehabilitation Program
- Keeping Track of the Details
- Taking Care of Yourself
A Resource Center for Caregivers
Shepherd Center is home to the Noble Learning Resource Center. This library contains information for family members and friends of people with acquired and traumatic brain injury. The knowledgeable library staff can help you locate the right resources. Visit the Shepherd Center Resource Library.
Learn More About Brain Injury
Following a brain injury, it is natural instinct to want to gather as much information as possible. As a caregiver, we are here to be a beacon of hope and support in your discovery process. Utilize our resources to learn more about brain injuries and to find answers to your questions.