Santa Barbara Facility Provides Opportunities for Victims of Brain Injury
If a loved one has suffered a brain injury in a motor vehicle accident or fall, you know all too well the difficulties they face. Even a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can leave the victim with symptoms such as speech difficulties, dizziness, headaches, sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, and blurred vision. People with more severe TBIs may suffer from these and more serious symptoms, including profound confusion, vision problems, cognitive deficits, personality changes and loss of coordination.
Such significant changes often leave brain injury victims unable to do some or all the things they did before the accident, making independent living nearly or completely impossible. But for people in the Santa Barbara area with serious brain injuries, Jodi House offers services that help them live as fully as possible while supporting their caregivers.
The facility, founded in 1982 by parents to honor their daughter who suffered a devastating brain injury in an accident caused by a drunk driver, is a nonprofit organization that offers programs for people with TBIs. The facility, which operates from a converted Victorian house in downtown Santa Barbara, provides a range of services:
- Day programs offering classes and activities that promote physical, cognitive and behavioral recovery
- Family and caregiver support programs that provides information and referrals about educational and vocational training as well as support groups for family members and caregivers of brain injury victims
- Immersion services programs that offers pre-vocational training to brain injury survivors who plan to seek employment
Those who are served by Jodi House are people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries in a variety of incidents: motor vehicle accidents, blows to the head from an assault or from a heavy object that drops on the head, falls, swimming pool accidents, toxic exposure and medical mistakes.
Whatever the cause of the TBI, Jodi House dedicates itself, in the words of its mission statement, to helping “brain injury survivors reclaim their lives” and to helping “families and caregivers find solutions, resources, and support.”
If a loved one has suffered a TBI as a result of a personal injury accident caused by the negligence of another, places like Jodi House may be the answer. In addition, you will want to find out about your legal options and rights to seek compensation for medical costs, lost wages and other damages. In Santa Barbara, our experienced personal injury attorney at Patterson Law can advise you about the next steps if you decide to pursue a claim. To learn more, call 888-479-4589 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.