Dr. Herman Lukow talks about how people with TBI have a platoon of doctors and therapists to help in their recovery, but the caregiver has virtually no one. There are ways to remedy this.
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About the author: Herman Lukow, PhD, NCC
Herman R. Lukow II, PhD, NCC is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at VCU Medical Center. He also provides counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families coping with the effects of brain injury.
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Mary Munn replied on Permalink
My daughter has an spouse . He had a major aneurysm. this August it will be 7 years that she had to give up her job that she just got at a school, to give him 24/7 care. Yes, he is drawing disability, and one child is getting SS. Why does the government pay someone for coming into their house, in place of paying the spouse for his needs. She should have the right to care for him and have the government to pay her, I wouldn't want a stranger in my home either.The government needs to realize that this needs to be changed. The people that comes in doesn't fix the meals for him. They are not the one who has to listen the spouse gussing them out and repeating the same thing over and over 24/7. So if you can get this message to the government, I would appreciate it so much. I have helped my daughter as much as I can. And if the government does already have something out there that pays the spouse, I'm sorry, I couldn't fine it. He wasn't but 45 years old when this tragedy happened. And she can't even get a supplement insurance policy that pays the other 20% of the hospital bills until he reaches 65. This is something else the government needs to look into. That 20% adds up in a hurry. I'm not speaking just for my daughter, but for every person that is having to take care of any family member when they can't help their self's.