People who sustain an ABI (acquired brain injury) have received a devastating injury, but unlike physical injuries that may have accompanied the ABI, the brain injury is not apparent to the eye. Because others can’t see the injury, people facing ABI recovery may feel alone. While bones heal, trauma to the brain can cause longstanding issues.
Driving After Brain Injury: Slow Down and Proceed With Caution
Driving is a skill we learn that provides us the ability to go where we want, when we want. It opens up all sorts of opportunities for us to explore. But, what happens when we suddenly lose that opportunity? How does it affect our lives?
The nursing team at Pate Rehabilitation is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care. They work with patients from the time of admission through the time they discharge from Pate. In addition to patient evaluation and treatment, the nursing team provides education and support to patients and their families, and is highly involved in training for the staff who care for patients in the residences.
Safe Communities America is a program of the National Safety Council. It brings local partners together to work on creating safer cities by identifying the leading cause of injury and creating plans to address them. Dallas has received the Safe Communities America designation and Fort Worth has just been named as well. Pate had the honor of staff members serving on two of the committees.