Going home after being in the hospital can be exciting and a welcome relief after an injury to the brain. Transitioning back to everyday activities, however, can be a challenge for the person with the brain injury, and for the family and/or care partner.
Resource Facilitation is a service that provides a guide to help you, and your family and/or your care partner, navigate the many public and private resources available to assist as you recover from a brain injury.
Resource Facilitation helps people with brain injury, their families, and care partners access services and supports to enhance recovery, make informed choices, and meet personal goals. It is a partnership between the individual with the brain injury, his/her family and/or care partner, and a Resource Facilitator.
Resource facilitation is individually tailored, participant-directed, flexible, and designed to create community partnerships --right where you live!
Resource Facilitation provides:
- Access to specialized services from professionals who know brain injury
- Advocacy to get the services you need and a guide to help you find them
- Coordination among service providers, state agencies, employers, and school personnel, and
- Access to Vocational Rehabilitation and to the Brain Injury Association of Indiana’sresources and local support groups.
Research shows that over two thirds of individuals with Brain Injury receiving early Resource Facilitation return to work within six months compared to less than one third of individuals who did not receive Resource Facilitation Services.
The goals of Resource Facilitation are to prepare you to:
- Return-to-work, and/or
- Return-to-school or college.
Why does Resource Facilitation work? It provides:
- Early access to brain injury expertise and services,
- Coordinated systemsand supports, and
- Funding and eligibility information.
Resource Facilitation is provided through a partnership between The US Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, The Indiana Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, The Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Foundation, and The Brain Injury Association of Indiana.
To see if you qualify for Resource Facilitation Services contact:
Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services at www.in.gov/fssa/files/VRS.pdf