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Helping a family member with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

On Behalf of | Jan 30, 2024 | Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) often result from road traffic collisions and other accidents. Thousands of these injuries occur every year in the U.S. If your loved one has been impacted by this issue, you may feel at a loss as to how to help them, but there are things you can do. 

Here are a few practical steps to keep in mind:

The little things mean a lot 

TBIs can vary in their severity and the symptoms also vary. In many cases, the affected individual struggles with routine daily tasks. This is something that you can definitely help with. 

If your loved one is less mobile, you can help them get groceries and keep the house clean. You can also help with cooking, cleaning, childcare and much more. It’s likely that someone with a TBI will also require regular doctor’s appointments. Assisting them in getting there can relieve a lot of stress and worry. With TBIs, it is often taking care of the small things that help the most. 

Understand their condition 

Another way that you can help is to learn as much as possible about your loved one’s condition. The internet is full of useful information, just make sure that you are using credible sites. Anything affiliated with the government or medical institutions has usually been carefully researched. 

Having a more in-depth understanding of your family member’s condition will really help to make their life easier. For example, if they cannot cope with loud noises or bright lights, you can ensure that these are always kept to a minimum. 

If your loved one’s injuries were caused by the negligence of someone else, they may be entitled to financial compensation. This will assist with medical fees and future living costs. Seeking further legal guidance can clarify your options.