Mercy Health partners with Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center
Mercy Health is proud to announce a partnership with the Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center (TBIRC), the first of its kind in Ohio, to offer traumatic brain injury survivors, their caregivers and families much needed support.
In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, TBIRC and Mercy Health are hosting a March 11 event featuring Lee Woodruff, bestselling author, speaker and caregiver to TBI survivor and ABC anchor, Bob Woodruff. Lee will share their journey of love and healing, as well as be available for book signings and questions.
TBIRC was founded in August 2014 to fill a need in support services that would otherwise not exist in this community. Mercy Health is proud to align with such a dedicated organization and look forward to helping the TBIRC raise awareness and improve the lives of those affected by traumatic brain injuries.
Services provided by TBIRC include:
- Recovery and Rehabilitation – locating TBI physicians and other specialists covering the broad spectrum of needs including medical, physical, occupational and speech therapists, optometrists, and nutritionists. Identifying and assisting clients with registration in clinical trials. Tracking regional vocational rehabilitation facilities and programs. Identifying sources for home healthcare services if needed.
- Education – informing the greater community about traumatic brain injuries, maintaining a reference library for clients and caregivers and providing a forum for speakers. Helping clients identify appropriate tools to help manage their deficits due to brain injury and providing resources for learning with electronic devices such as tablets, computers and smart phones.
- Financial and Professional Assistance – maintaining an emergency food bank for clients and their families. Locating legal, accounting or any other professional service that may be needed and assisting clients with paperwork.
- Support - providing a safe area for clients, their caregivers and families to interact. Offering a location for support group meetings.