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neubie
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posted 07-23-2000 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for neubie     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Hi,

My friend's brother has suffered a traumatic brain injury and he is unable to care for himself. He lives with his mother, but her job requires her to travel periodically. Usually there's someone available to care for him while she's away, but recently she had to resort to leaving him in a nursing home while she travelled. She would have perferred to leave him in the company of other young adults (he's 22), but she was hard pressed to find any nursing home type facilities that cater to young adults. Are there any such facilities? They live in Indiana, but are interested in locating such places nationwide. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Mary Lou Gustafson
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posted 07-25-2000 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mary Lou Gustafson   Click Here to Email Mary Lou Gustafson     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Hi,

I found a website that allows one to search around the United States to find a placement to fit your needs. The website is www.nursinghome.com I tried it out and used the selection process - selecting (as an example), special needs, Evansville IN, respite care, and head trauma. I came up with four nursing home references in that area. There wasn't a selection specifically for young adults, but it was a start. Some of these references linked to their own nursing home website with names and addresses to check into.

I hope this is helpful.

Mary Lou Gustafson, RN, BSN
Research Associate
RRC for TBI

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Kristi.Miller
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posted 07-22-2003 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kristi.Miller   Click Here to Email Kristi.Miller     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Some programs like our Transitional Living Program offer respite care. You can also contact your state TBI program for information on available respite programs.

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Kristi Miller
3800 Ridgeway Drive
Birmingham, Al 35209
(205) 868-2428

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