Traumatic Brain Injury

At New Generations, our Gary’s Gang is open to individuals with many different special needs, and that includes those with traumatic brain injury. Brain injuries usually occur when an individual experiences a violent hit or jolt to the head or body. This could happen in many different ways and because each individual’s story is different, their level of injury and care needs are different as well.

Traumatic brain injury is often classified in two categories: mild and severe. While there are common symptoms in both categories, there are also many in-between symptoms and they can all have a significant impact on both the individual and those who love them.

How We Can Help

We understand that traumatic brain injury can be very different to cope with than an issue that’s been present since birth or childhood, and that’s why we take a different approach to our caregiving. Our specialists can create a personal program for your loved one that focuses on areas that need improvement while also providing comfort, reassurance, and care.

Focus/Coordination

Some traumatic brain injuries result in permanent changes to a person’s state of consciousness, awareness, or responsiveness. This can make it difficult for them to focus and/or may alter their coordination. At New Generations, we understand this difficulty, which is why we have focus and coordination exercises that can help your loved one strengthen their weaknesses.

Social/Personality Issues

While an injury to the brain can alter an individual’s basic cognitive skills, it can also alter their social skills or their overall personality. Some common issues that may occur include:

  • Lack of interpersonal relationship skills
  • Planning/time management issues
  • Reduced self-confidence
  • Aggression
  • Emotional swings
  • Lack of motivation

Coping with these issues can be difficult for both the individual and the people who love them and at New Generations, our caregivers are here to help improve the areas that need attention. We can help your loved one understand their issues and work through them.

Communication

Communication may be difficult for someone who has suffered a traumatic brain injury. Whether it’s an alteration in speech or language or a difficulty in conveying thoughts, our program can help your loved one focus on positive conversation, improved delivery, and more.

Love

At New Generations, we’re all about love, and the place it shows most is in Gary’s Gang. From our staff members to our individuals with traumatic brain injury, we’ve created a community that is caring, accepting, loving, and warm. We pay close attention to our members and offer one-on-one care when it’s needed, but mostly, we love to have fun and enjoy life.

Affiliations

Florence Chamber of Commerce NADSA PDHCA