Traumatic Brain Injury FAQs
Am I Eligible for the TBI Waiver?
To be eligible for Traumatic Brain Injury Program the person must:
Be a Vermont Resident
People age 16 or older diagnosed with a moderate to severe brain injury.
Recipients of traditional and/or long-term Vermont Medicaid.
Diagnosed with a documented recent moderate to severe brain injury resulting in residual deficits and disability.
Individuals must demonstrate the ability to benefit from rehabilitation and the potential for independent living.
Requires 1:1 instruction focusing on independent living.
Demonstrates potential for independent living and the possibility of returning to vocational activities.
What is an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)?
An ABI is an injury to the brain that has occurred after birth and is not hereditary, congenital, or degenerative. The injury commonly results in a change in neuronal activity, which affects the physical integrity, the metabolic activity, or the functional ability of the cell. The term does not refer to brain injuries induced by birth trauma.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
TBI is an insult to the brain, not of a degenerative or congenital nature but caused by an external physical force, that may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness, which results in an impairment of cognitive abilities or physical functioning. It can also result in the disturbance of behavioral or emotional functioning. These impairments may be either temporary or permanent and cause partial or total functional disability or psychosocial maladjustment.
What are the symptoms of a Brain Injury?
Choices for Care: Adult Family Care FAQs
Who is eligible to be in an AFC Home?
How is the training for home providers done?
Is the home provider stipend-tax free?
Yes. In order to qualify for the tax free stipend, home providers must contract with an authorized agency.