Stroke and Brain Injury Resource Fair

Let's Put Our Heads Together!
Thursday, August 4th, 2022
 
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Location: 

Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

5940 Merchants St Florence Ky 41042

Time:

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cost:

Free to Attend

Purpose of This Event

Heart & Hands

Brain injury survivors and their caregivers often return home after discharge and lack the understanding of what resources are needed, and what is available.

 

This event will host representatives from an array of professional support organizations and services, including individualized guidance to identify what is needed to aid in transition and recovery.

 

With the right support, survivors could have better outcomes and successful reintegration.

Networking Event

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals of any age with brain injury

  • Family Members /Caregivers

  • Care Coordinators and Professionals

  • Anyone interested in services that support stroke or brain injury

 Resource
Topics

Brain Injury Information * Caregiving * Vocational Rehabilitation * Mental Health * Advocacy and Legal Information * Medicaid and Waiver Programs * Transportation * Medication Management * Social Work * Veteran Services * Assistive Technology * Social Opportunities * Pediatrics * Wellness * Local Support Groups 

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Interact with Therapist and Clinicians:

Therapy Evaluations:

Falls assessments

Mental Screenings

Pre-Driving Screening

Pre-Work Screening

Consults for Services

How to get Home Assessments

Focus on Instrumental Areas of Daily Living:

Return to Work/School

Adaptive Equipment / Durable Medical Equipment

Sleep 

Nutrition

Home Assessment and Modifications for Aging in Place

Sport/Leisure

Memory Exercises

Nursing Evaluations:

Vitals Basics

Understanding Med Charts

General Wellness

FAQs:

Q:  “I’m a caregiver for a survivor and we are really struggling at home with him needing more support- what kind of help will be there for us?" 

A:    We will have representatives from the Aging Resource Center to talk about Medicaid and the Waiver programs, as well as the KY TBI Trust Fund, to see if you qualify for financial assistance to assist with home care support, continued therapy, home modifications and equipment, and more.

Q: "What kind of tables and booths will be there?"

A:  We have commitments from resources such as Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, ElderLaw, VA, NAMI, NKADD, St E, and many more. 

Q:   "I could use special equipment at home to help my mom, but not sure what. Willl there be someone that can tell me about what options are available?"

A:   We will have screening tables for therapists to help with recommendations for home modifications, equipment, or specialty services.

Q: "What about mental health, will someone be there to talk about it?"

A:  Yes, social work clinicians will be there to give survivors and caregivers resources to help with coping. NAMI, National Alliance of Mental Illness, will also be there to answer questions and provide material. 

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This event is hosted by Brain Injury Alliance of NKY and Gateway Rehab Hospital 

Questions?
Contact Lori Tharp with Brain Injury Alliance NKY at 859-379-8230
 

Registration starts in June

Not required, but recommended!

A short survey will be available to better understand your needs and interests, and a resource navigator can help you identify booths to visit.

Flyer coming out in June!

-Save the Date PDF HERE-