There are thousands of people currently living with the devastating effects of brain injury, without access to the vital services they require to repair their lives and be able to live safely and independently in Northern Virginia. Brain Injury Services ("BIS") has been assisting local families and individuals with brain injury for over two decades.
Brain Injury Services recently alerted volunteers like Herndon lawyer Doug Landau to the fact that the problem is growing.
Why is brain injury expected to be the #1 public health problem in the world by 2020 ? With today’s medical advances, there is a large and growing population of individuals who survive a brain injury. As a result, it is estimated that over five million Americans currently need long-term support with the skills of daily living. However, long-term rehabilitative community based services for adults and children living with brain injuries continues to be one of the most underfunded health issues across the United States, both in terms of government funding and limited insurance coverage, even though it has proven to be highly successful and cost effective. To make matters worse, people are being discharged from acute rehabilitation care quicker than ever before – many left in unsafe circumstances, and many more placed inappropriately in nursing homes where the focus is on maintenance rather than recovery. To support BIS, click here
Did you know ?
- • An estimated 5.3 million Americans live with significant disabilities as a result of a traumatic brain injury.
- • Motor vehicle accidents and stroke are leading causes of brain injuries in adults.
- • Brain Injury is the leading cause of death and disability for children and adolescents in the United States.