Tips for Caregivers

As a caregiver, you will likely receive a lot of information about brain injuries. 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 Caregivers of a Loved One 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.

Read and Download Shepherd Center's Caregiver Guide for Brain Injury

You’ll find the following information 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.