Choice Support Services

where individual uniqueness and personal choice are always honored

The Traumatic Brain Injury Program diverts and/or returns Vermonters, with a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, from hospitals and facilities to a community-based setting. This is a rehabilitation-based, choice-driven program intended to support individuals to achieve their optimum independence and help them return to work.

Traumatic Brain Injury Program offers the following services:
*Case Management
Coordination, design, development, and management of comprehensive services provided to the survivor, as indicated by the individual service plan utilizing a "Team Approach," with professionals experienced in brain injury.

*Rehabilitation Services (Life Skills Aide)
Emphasizes the continuous, integrative practice of daily skills and routines in the individual's residential and community setting based on physical, cognitive, emotional and social needs of the individual through a holistic approach.

*Community Supports (Home Care Provider)
Provides 24-hour or round-the-clock care and supervision by a caregiver in a family setting, group home, supervised apartment, or in the individual's own home.
- Assists the individual to become more self-sufficient.

*Environmental and Assistive Technology
Promotes functional independence. Examples include: ramps, Lifeline, fitness programs, grab bars, tape recorders, communication systems.

*Crisis Support
Short-term services available to assist an individual with a brain injury resolve behavioral or emotional crisis safely in their community. Includes 24-hour professional one-to-one staffing and case management services.

*Respite
Provides 24-hour care and supervision up to 25 days per year to maximize the effectiveness of the residential program.

*Employment Supports
Assists individuals with a traumatic brain injury in obtaining and maintaining employment in regular work settings. Employment supports include activities needed to access employment, such as assessment, job development, supervision, and training.

*Special Needs (ongoing long-term services)
Individuals requiring continued intensive one-to-one community supports may qualify for ongoing long-term services.

Program Note: Room and board is not covered through the TBI Waiver Program. The provider agency and the prospective client are responsible for coordinating this item.