Rehabilitation is often essential after sustaining moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Aside from immediate medical treatments and hospitalization, specific programs are necessary to help injured patients recover and restore abilities they lost because of the accident.
Still, a doctor might only recommend rehabilitation based on the circumstances. It could be appropriate, depending on the patient’s physical condition and their setting, whether they need specialized care to recover fully. The following rehabilitation types could be relevant according to the situation:
- Post-acute rehabilitation – It is often issued for inpatient cases. The level of rehabilitation can vary, but it might only be relevant to patients who need skilled nursing and long-term care.
- Outpatient rehabilitation – Once the patient is well enough to leave the hospital, they could continue receiving rehabilitation through at-home service providers. However, doctors might only consider this option for patients who are physically able enough to complete basic tasks independently. This rehabilitation may also have insurance coverage, depending on the patient’s circumstances.
The challenges of getting rehabilitation can vary from case to case. Severe TBIs can make patients lose their independence and worsen their quality of life. In these instances, they might require more specialized programs addressing their impairments or disabilities. These options can include services that improve both physical and cognitive abilities.
Affording rehabilitation and other medical services
In an ideal scenario, patients can access specialized rehabilitation and care services without obstacles. Unfortunately, financial constraints and other urgent expenses can make it challenging to obtain these options. Insurance coverage could help shoulder costs, but bills for severe cases can be too much for an average person to afford.
In these situations, the patient might have to pursue compensation if someone else’s negligence caused their TBI. Doing so could help them seek justice and afford the medical care they need to recover fully. If you believe you have suffered a TBI as a result of an accident, please contact The Law Office of Aman N. Shah today to discuss your options.