The process of recovering after you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury is long and arduous, but varies greatly depending on the significance of the injuries you’ve sustained and other factors, such as age and how the rest of your health is responding to the traumatic brain injury.
After leaving the intensive care unit, rehabilitation begins at either an acute, post-acute, or subacute center. Patients also may begin at one type of facility and then transfer to another when they become well enough. The main difference in these facilities is the level of physical and occupational therapy that is appropriate for the patients staying there.
A patient at a subacute facility needs a less intensive program, while a patient in post-acute is healthy enough for the hard word required to regain the abilities threatened by the injury. After significant progress is made in a rehabilitation setting, home care options can begin such as outpatient therapy and home health therapy.
An Atlanta personal injury attorney can provide more information about your legal rights after a traumatic brain injury.