A Complex Dilemma
When stroke or brain injury occur, immediate medical care and treatment in
a hospital setting is required.
As the initial medical crisis and hospitalization comes to an end, the
next step is to assess the extent of the damage and determine the best
course of rehabilitation. Each injury involving trauma to the brain is
unique and may result in a combination of devastating deficits that
requires a specialized plan of therapy. The choices that are made
regarding rehabilitation will impact the individual, family and community
for many years to come. Frightening yet all too real questions come to
mind. Will their loved ones be able to return to their previous roles?
Will a child be able to return to school and keep up with his class? Will
a mother have the ability to resume her multiple roles at home? Will the
family breadwinner lose his or her source of income? The familiar and
reliable world is shattered.
Beyond this fear, families may find themselves reeling in a whirlwind of
terms and concepts - acute, sub-acute, coma recovery - thrust into a
situation they know little about yet required to make critical choices at
a very vulnerable moment. How can they make an informed decision when they
lack the time, resources and experience to research their options?
BINA: Guidance at a critical juncture
BINA Stroke & Brain Injury Assistance was created with these needs in
mind. BINA is unique in its extensive knowledge of options for brain
injury rehabilitation. By researching all available resources, including
visits to dozens of rehabilitation facilities, BINA is able to provide guidance during the difficult decision-making process and help families make
all-important choices regarding facilities, therapies and treatment plans.
Focusing on the individual needs of each family, BINA devises a
customized plan tailored to helping the person affected by the injury, as
well as the family, achieve every possible goal. Coupled with BINA’s
comprehensive case management approach and ongoing support services,
families are afforded access to a vista of services and options which would have been impossible had they been left to their
own devices within the existing system.
More than a Referral
BINA provides vital services for those suffering from stroke and brain
* Researching facilities, therapists and treatment options for all types
of brain injuries.
* Providing ongoing, long-term personalized case management and support.
* Crisis intervention for family members of all ages during all stages of the rehab process.
* Serving as a liaison with health care providers.
* Vocational services, including testing, counseling and placement.
* Advocating for families vis-a-vis insurance and government programs.
* Maintaining classes, support groups, a helpline, and a library and