The CDC estimates the total cost of acute care and rehabilitation for TBI victims in the United States is $9 billion to $10 billion per year, not including indirect costs to families and society (e.g., lost earnings, work time, and productivity for family members, caregivers, and employers, or the costs associated with providing social services).
It is estimated that over a lifetime, it can cost between $600,000 and $1,875,000 to care for a survivor of severe TBI.
About 100,000 of the most severely injured never return to meaningful, productive lifestyles. And, an estimated 750,000 a year require hospitalization, and another 100,000 result in death.
An astounding 1.9 million individuals, the lion's share of such injuries, suffer serious brain injuries that are largely viewed as inconsequential. But, in reality such injuries cause devastating impairments that destroy lives just as effectively as more severe injuries.
The problem for many such individuals is that their impairments may not be immediately apparent. However, before long it becomes painfully clear that such individuals have been deeply changed in areas of thinking, mood and emotional control. Many such individuals never resume their pre-injury lifestyles. An alarming number spiral down into poverty and despair..
At NAME OF FACILITY we provide a broad range of programming which includes day treatment, respite care, and, of course, long term residential and independent living. All programs are designed following careful consideration of the individual's expressed interests and goals and of their clinical situation.
In addition to our educational and volunteer programs, we also train our residents in grooming, money management, home and garden care, social skills, self-presentation, anger management, assertion and other practical issues as needed. There is a weekly Adjustment Group, a monthly Family Support Group (2nd Friday) and we are involved with a cognitive remediation program, library outings, aerobics and exercise, arts and crafts, hiking and a variety of other recreational and educational activities. On grounds we have various livestock including horses that you might want to help care for.
Our room and program costs are as follows:
Private room - - - - - $4,500.00 (per month)
Day Program - - - - - $200.00 (per day)
Respite Program - - - - - $200.00 (per day)