Acute Rehabilitation Hospital:
Acute rehabilitation provides a full complement of allied health therapies such as rehabilitation medicine, neuropsychology, occupational, physical, recreational, respiratory and speech therapies. Depending upon medical stability, the focus is on developing basic skills such as bowel and bladder control, communication, mobility, basic hygiene, orientation and learning. Acute rehabilitation hospitals provide services and care to patients of all ages, with a variety of rehabilitation needs that are not necessarily specific to brain injury.
*Reference: American Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists (AACBIS) Training Manual, Second Edition, 1998.
Ten regional Area Agencies determine eligibility for state services. Individuals living with a brain injury or developmental disability may be found eligible for case management, family support, early supports and services, respite, residential or day services.
Program that delivers rehabilitative services in a community setting and focuses on developing the life skills necessary to function in society.
Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Behavioral Health:
Community mental health centers are located in ten regions of the state and provide mental health services. Eligible persons include people with who have experienced life-
The office of Alcohol and Drug Policy has 5 regional coordinators who provide resources, technical assistance and community organization for any person or group concerned with substance abuse issues. The Division can provide a Resource Guide covering resource numbers for outpatient treatment services, crisis/sobriety maintenance services, information and education. Call the number of the region closest to you to request information and services in your area.
Educational Services through New Hampshire Department of Education Bureau of Special Education:
Education to children 3 to 21 years of age with disabilities including acquired brain disorder, regardless of the nature and severity of their disabilities. To receive special education services, the child must be deemed educationally challenged by the school district's evaluation team. New Hampshire State statutes apply to all educationally challenged youth until they have received a high school diploma or reached age 21, whichever occurs first. A school district may also determine that the student no longer requires special education based on established standards. You may obtain the special education district office location closest to you by calling (603) 271-
A person who is legally appointed to act on behalf of a person who has lost the physical or mental ability to care for his/her own health and safety. The guardian often manages the person´s affairs.
Home Health Services:
Organizations that provide a variety of services to meet the health care needs of people in there own homes.
Assistance to all people´ income eligible as set by HUD guidelines. Programs consist of rental assistance and homeownership options. Contact the Housing Authority nearest you to obtain information/applications and whether the Authority administers a Section 8 Program or a Public Housing Program.
Long Term Care:
Promotes cost containment and a stable quality of life in the least restrictive active treatment environment possible. Models of care include residential, community and group home settings with varying levels of support, based on the individual´s needs.
Long Term Care Rehabilitation:
Promotes cost containment and a stable quality of life in the least restrictive active treatment environment possible. Models of care include residential, community and group home settings with varying levels of support, based on the individual's need. *Reference: American Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists (AACBIS) Training Manual, Second Edition, 1998.
A medical specialist in disorders of the nervous system. Performs neurological evaluations for the diagnosis and treatment of brain injury, seizures and headaches.
A medical specialist who concentrates on behaviors, personality change, mood change and sleep/wake cycle changes related to brain injury and altered function. Their involvement in rehabilitation includes diagnosing, monitoring and prescribing medications that can complement neural recovery and help prevent disruptive behaviors.
A psychologist who specializes in brainbehavior relationships. Administers tests in order to evaluate a person's, cognitive, emotional, intellectual, and academic/vocational skills.
24 hour nursing care staffed by registered nurses, social workers and aides. Some facilities offer temporary respite care.
A physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Includes a variety of levels, costs and lengths of care given the long-
Treatment focuses on maximizing basic functional skills and addressing psychosocial and behavioral adjustment issues within a community living setting.
Residential Services (In-
Treatment focuses on maximizing basic functional skills and addressing psychosocial and behavioral adjustment issues within ones home.
Respite Care: Respite services are supports provided to a person so that their family and/or primary caregivers can have relief. Respite can be secured on a planned or crisis basis either for a temporary or limited time.
Information regarding Retirement Benefits, Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security, Medicare, and Survivors Benefits. To contact the national office, call (800) 772-
Private treatment facilities that provide intensive specialized care.
An acquired brain injury specific rehabilitation facility may be licensed as a Special Hospital/Rehabilitation, or as a Special Hospital having licensed skilled nursing beds. Patients must be medically stable, non-
Program that helps one develop employment skills and assists with job placement in the community.