The Veterans Administration has extended a pilot program which assists veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Assisted Living for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI) program provides team-based care and rehabilitation in private facilities across the country. The objective of the AL-TBI program is to improve memory, communication and mobility of vets who suffered head wounds.
The AL-TBI program was started in 2009 and was originally scheduled to end last year but has now been extended until at least October 6, 2017. Since its beginning, the program has helped more than 200 veterans with about 100 veterans currently enrolled. In April the VA awarded contracts to expand the program to dozens of facilities in 27 states. “We are pleased to extend this valuable program and provide specialized assisted living services to eligible Veterans with traumatic brain injury that will enhance their rehabilitation, quality of life and community integration,” said Dr. Carolyn Clancy, VA’s Interim Under Secretary for Health, “TBI is one of the prevalent wounds of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and VA remains committed to taking care of those Veterans suffering from TBI.”
To be eligible for the AL-TBI program, vets must be enrolled in VA care, have received hospital care or medical services provided by VA for moderate to severe TBI, and are unable to manage two or more routine or instrumental activities of daily living without supervision and assistance.
To learn more about the AL-TBI program, veterans or their families should contact a local VA Case Manager at their VA medical center. For help with a TBI claim or other VA disability case, contact Cuddigan Law at 402.933.5405 or email us at [email protected] for a free evaluation of your situation.