How do I know if I have a traumatic brain injury?
While it’s always best to seek a medical professional if you suspect you have a traumatic brain injury, It’s also good to know some common signs of a traumatic brain injury. Some of these signs include, but are not limited to:
- sensitivity to light or noise
- loss of energy
- vision problems
- loss of attention
- problems with memory
- feeling more emotional
- disrupted sleep patterns
If you suspect you may have a traumatic brain injury, please see a licensed professional.
How old do I have to be to attend the Structured Day/ Structured Evening/ Vocational program?
What kinds of payment does the Hickok Center accept?
TBI waiver, NHTB waiver, worker’s comp, private payment
What is a TBI waiver?
This waiver is money from the Federal Government, given to the New York Department of Health. The purpose of this waiver is to provide funding so individuals with brain injuries may recover in more comfortable settings such as their home or a community center instead of receiving care in an institution such as a hospital or nursing home.
To qualify, individuals must have Medicaid, be over 18, must meet a level of care needed to enter a nursing home, must choose to live in the community, and must have a traumatic brain injury after the age of 18.
For more resources go to https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/longterm/tbi.htm
What is a NHTD waiver?
This program is funded by the Federal Government to the New York Department of Health for Medicaid-eligible seniors and people with disabilities so that they may receive services that allow them to live in a community versus an institution or nursing home.
To qualify, individuals must have Medicaid, be over 18, must meet a level of care needed to enter a nursing home, must choose to live in the community, and, if under the age of 65, have a diagnosed physical disability.
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