First Steps

The first few days or weeks following a diagnosis of brain injury can be confusing and even frightening. These resources will help answer some of your questions and ease your concerns. The following resources provide basic information for families dealing with the medical treatment of brain injury, including definitions of medical concepts and professionals.



The goal of rehabilitation is to help the survivor of brain injury to regain the most independence possible. Rehabilitation is different for everyone because no two brain injuries are exactly alike. The doctors and nurses will be talking with you and your loved one about the rehabilitation process, and what to expect during this time. Hospital discharge planners and social workers are available in the hospital to assist you and your loved one in getting appropriate rehabilitation services.

If you have trouble finding information here or have additional questions, please feel free to call BIANYS at 1-800-444-6443 or contact us by email.