Founded in 1982, The Brain Injury Association of Georgia is a non-profit organization that is compromised of survivors, family members, friends, and professionals who all work together to provide community support programs that assist individuals and their families to gain a better understanding of the effects of brain injury and to facilitate rehabilitation opportunities.
The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Brain Injury Program, within the Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU), is designed to get patients to the functional level necessary to return home and to re-enter daily routines as quickly as possible. The rehabilitation team incorporates the patient's parents or caregivers to reach the ultimate goal of going home. Benefits of the program include:
EHVP, free to qualified post-9/11 military servicemembers and Veterans, is designed to treat conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST), anxiety, and depression related to past military service. Our highly skilled team of professionals is led by world-renowned Emory clinical psychologist Barbara Rothbaum, Ph.D., who has been working in the PTSD field since 1986 and pioneered virtual reality exposure (VRE) therapy to help Veterans and servicemembers face their worst memories and move on with their lives.
The Brain Injury Program is an acute rehabilitation unit specifically geared toward patients who have acquired deficits or disability due to brain injury. Injuries may be the result of auto accident, falls, assault, sports injury, brain tumors, hypoxia, infections of the brain or weakened vessels in the brain.
Clinical focuses are:
Situated just outside of Atlanta in the historic district of Stone Mountain, this six-bed program is designed to encourage independence while providing appropriate acquired brain injury support for each individual’s needs. Community-based productive activities are customized to accommodate each participant’s needs and preferences, utilizing a variety of supports and programs in the metro Atlanta area.
Since opening its doors in 2010, The Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center has become a magnet for patients from across the Southeast. Designated a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center in 2013, the Marcus Center is one of a handful of elite facilities providing complex stroke care in the United States. Our Center and the others are recognized leaders responsible for setting the national agenda in highly specialized stroke care. Last year, the Center performed nearly 3,000 procedures, caring for people from all walks of life and economic backgrounds.
Restore Neurobehavioral Center is a residential, post acute healthcare organization dedicated exclusively to serving adults with acquired brain injury who also present with moderate to severe behavioral problems. Services range from intensive inpatient neuro-rehabilitation, and transitional community re-entry services, to long term supported living services.
The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving is an an advocacy, education, research, and service unit of Georgia Southwestern State University. We are here to serve and support both professional and family caregivers.
The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving establishes local, state, national, and international partnerships committed to building quality, long-term, home and community-based services. The Caregiver Support Center located inside the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center is a self-serving information center for individuals caring for those who are sick or disabled. All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. Caring for someone can be difficult.
The SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center is a comprehensive rehabilitation program that focuses on assessment and treatment for active duty or separated service members who have served in the U.S. military since September 11, 2001 and who are experiencing symptoms of or have a diagnosis of mild to moderate brain injury, or concussions and any co-occurring psychological or behavioral health concerns, including post-traumatic stress.
Shepherd Center provides a full continuum of services to meet the complex needs of people ages 12 - 64 who have traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries, as well as people who have had complications from a stroke or tumor. Shepherd Center’s brain injury rehabilitation program is managed by physiatrists and a multidisciplinary team of specialists, and coordinated by case managers who develop discharge plans focused on community reintegration.
Walton's inpatient rehabilitation program provides care for individuals who require 24-hour nursing care and intensive rehabilitation. After discharge from sub-acute care, treatment plans at Walton may focus on areas such as walking, self-care (bathing, dressing, eating), coordination and balance, language and swallowing, behavior and memory.