Saturday, November 7, 2009

Support services offered for those with brain injuries in Massachusetts

Support services for people with brain injuries in Massachusetts are offered for free through BIA-MA, the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts.

The statistics on brain injuries are startling, according to the CDC, every 21 seconds, one person in the United States sustains a traumatic brain injury and each year nearly 80,000 Americans experience the onset of disabilities resulting from brain injuries. A survivor of severe brain injury will require between $4.1 million and $7 million in lifetime care and hospital costs relating to TBI are estimated to exceed $48 billion annually.
With such frightening statistics, BIA-MA has created support programs located throughout the state to provide survivors and their loved ones with a forum for sharing information, meeting others and participating in a variety of educational, recreational and social activities.

You can visit the links above for more information or call their toll free Brain Injury help line at 800-242-0030

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