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Caregiving after Brain Injury or TBI for Adults and Veterans

Caregiving after Brain Injury or TBI for Adults and Veterans

Information on caregiving for adults with TBI

Families have physical, social, financial and emotional challenges as caregivers of adults or veterans with brain injury (TBI). These tip cards have information on managing the stress of caregiving with strategies for coping.

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Compassion Fatigue

The stress of being a caregiver for a spouse, child, parent or sibling with a traumatic or acquired brain injury can lead to compassion fatigue which is also known as secondary traumatic stress. It can result in physical, emotional and spiritual exhaustion. This tip card helps family caregivers understand the meaning of compassion fatigue and learn how to create a wellness plan to protect a caregiver's physical and mental health.

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Caregiving after Brain Injury: A survival guide

Caregiving by a family member when a spouse, parent or child has an acquired brain injury can be rewarding and stressful. Few family members are prepared to become caregivers when a parent, spouse, sibling or child has a brain injury. Providing cognitive supervision, emotional support and physical help places caregivers at risk for stress, exhaustion and burnout. This tip card has practical tips for caregivers to prevent feeling overloaded, to develop coping strategies, find support and take care of themselves.

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New Normal: For caregivers after brain injury

There is no single definition of "new normal" that fits every family, since each brain injury and each family is unique. This tip card helps family caregivers understand the adjustment process after a brain injury, for themselves and the survivor, with practical tips for moving forward at home and in the community.
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Stress Resilience: For caregivers after brain injury

For caregivers of survivors with brain injury, the ability to reduce and manage stress is challenging, but skills can be learned to increase resiliency. Caregivers can run the risk of burnout or compassion fatigue and compromise their own health and well-being. This tip card helps family caregivers understand the harmful effects of stress and gives strategies to create a resilience plan.
Item: STRE
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Families as Managers of Care and Services

The family also is the case manager for the person with a TBI. As professionals and programs change over time, families find that they are responsible for managing the care and services of the survivor of a brain injury. By adapting the case management skills used by professionals, this tip card shows families 6 steps for how to communicate effectively, negotiate for services and become effective managers and advocates to address the needs of the survivor.

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Advocacy: For brain injury services

This tip card helps TBI survivors, family members and professionals understand the definition of advocate, advocacy, grassroots lobbying and lobbying. It explains the roles of the self-advocate, informal advocate, and advocate with tips on how to execute these roles using the who, what, where, when and how of advocacy.
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