Rehabilitation Services | Independent Living


Services For Brain Injury (SBI) understands people with brain injuries need structure in order to learn and succeed. But it is a delicate balance. Too much structure limits challenge and growth. Too little structure causes confusion and agitation. SBI’s programs are designed to assist people with brain injuries in overcoming or adapting to physical and/or neurological deficits while maximizing their functional abilities.

Our Independent Living Skills program is structured and active at all times. Through each step, qualified staff members provide positive role models, working side-by-side with clients, concentrating on the gradual completion of more challenging tasks, and building each individual's sense of accomplishment and self-esteem.

Our team approach is focused on returning people with brain injuries to the highest level of functioning possible, while emphasizing strengths and accommodating unique needs. SBI has a Life Skills Lab that allows people with brain injuries to learn daily activities by "hands-on" experience. People with brain injuries also receive support therapy from a certified and licensed staff consisting of Psychologists, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Case Manager.

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

    Health and Hygiene — Promote appropriate health, hygiene, and grooming behaviors for interviews, employment, and ongoing maintenance

    Self Awareness — Identify individual effects of brain injury and learn strategies for coping,anger management, and appropriate communication

    Money Management — Learn or relearn money management skills and budgeting practices to increase financial independence

    Meal Preparation — "Hands-on" training for the planning, shopping, and preparation of daily meals at home and for work

    Transportation — Familiarize clients with public transportation system and other means of related mobility in our community

    Computer Literacy — Learn basic skills for job search, employment, and community resources

    Community and Home Safety — Develop the skills necessary for moving around safely at home and in the community

    Organization and Memory — Reinforce compensatory strategies in organization, concentration, and memory for home and work settings

    Physical Fitness — Provide supervised use of SBI’s exercise equipment

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Increase self reliance and confidence
  • Develop social skills
  • Improve in safety awareness
  • Participate in adaptive physical education
  • Identify transportation resources
  • Develop compensatory strategies for Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Hone problem solving skills
  • Enhance computer literacy skills
  • Improve reading comprehension
  • Increase ability to plan and prepare daily meals

PLEASE CONTACT KAREN STRASILLA, SBI OPERATIONS OFFICER,

AT 408-715-2205 OR E-MAIL KStrasilla@SBIcares.org.

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