Traumatic Brain Injury | In-Home Health Care | Southeast Michigan

Traumatic Brain Injury in Southeast Michigan

 

What is a traumatic brain injury?

 

Traumatic brain injuries are typically an acute incident. A TBI is an injury to the brain than can have devastating effects for the patient and their family. Since our brains controls everything we do, you can see why having a traumatic brain injury is not only serious but can be very complicated.

 

How do traumatic brain injuries happen?

Traumatic brain injury can happen from a violent blow to the head, a fall or an object penetrating the skull.

 

What are symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

    Mild Injury

·         Loss of consciousness for a few moments to a few minutes

·         Headache

·         Dizzy, dazed, disorientated or confused 

·         Nausea or vomiting

·         Drowsiness

·         Hard time sleeping or sleeping too much

·         Sensitivity to light/sound

·         Blurred vision

·         Change in mood or mood swings

Moderate or Severe

·         Persistent headache that may worsen

·         Loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours

·         Vomiting and/or nausea

·         Seizures

·         Dilation of one or both pupils

·         Unable to wake

·         Loss of feeling in fingers or toes

·         Slurred speech

·         Agitation or anger

·         Confusion

Treatment plans and options vary widely based on the injury type and the individual. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury and needs additional help during the rehabilitation period contact us to learn more about how we make this transition and time of healing easier!

Serving Southeast Michigan! 

Grace Terry

Graceful Living In-Home Health Care, 7688 Highland Road, Waterford Township, MI, 48327