Every day, 153 people in the United States die from injuries that involve traumatic brain injury (TBI). For those who survive, their lives change forever. The effects of TBI are devastating and may persist for years following the injury, or cause permanent disability for life.
Possible effects of a TBI include impaired movement, thinking, or memory, as well as changes in emotional functioning, such as personality changes. The effects of TBI don’t just impact one person; they can be catastrophic for entire families and communities, as well.
Too Many TBIs
In all my years serving injury victims and their families, I still believe TBIs are among the most unfair injuries that can happen to a person. We see TBIs occur most frequently in falls, but they can also stem from other serious accidents like assaults and blunt force trauma.
They are also often associated with sports injuries, especially impact sports. With every TBI case, we work hard to ensure that victims and their families are compensated for their losses, expenses, and future needs.
We understand, however, that seeking justice through the legal system is just one piece of the puzzle when you are adjusting to life after traumatic brain injury. Some people have a good prognosis and are expected to make a full recovery. Others aren’t so fortunate, and may have a lifetime of rehabilitation and therapy ahead of them.
In both cases, it’s important to work with a TBI medical care facility that can address your unique rehabilitative needs. To assist you in your search, we’ve compiled this list of TBI rehab centers across Massachusetts. We hope you find it useful.
TBI Treatment Centers in Massachusetts
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission offers several Community Based Services programs, one of which is the Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP). Qualified applicants may benefit from skills training, adult companionship, residential services, and shared living arrangements through the program. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Massachusetts with a confirmed brain injury and have difficulty managing your everyday life since the injury.
4 Mann Street
Worcester, MA 01602
Open Sky’s Brain Injury program serves adults who are referred by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. It provides services that help people with brain injuries live more independently, including finding accessible housing, supervising PCAs and arranging for transportation when needed.
15 Salem St
Worcester, MA 01608
Serving adults age 22 and older who have been impacted by a brain injury, the New Start Brain Injury Community Center in Worcester is a member-driven organization that empowers members by encouraging everyone to participate in program operations. The Center helps members build interpersonal relationships and become more self-sufficient.
505 East Columbus Avenue, Springfield, MA
75 North Street, Suite 120, Pittsfield, MA
Open to individuals age 22 and older who have suffered a TBI, the Behavioral Health Network (BHN) Center for Traumatic Brain Injury helps patients develop daily living skills, access community resources, and pursue educational and job opportunities. They have treatment centers in Springfield and Pittsfield and are funded by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission’s Brain Injury and Statewide Specialized Community Services Department.
363 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720
The Southcoast Rehabilitation Center is located in Fall River’s Charlton Memorial Hospital and offers inpatient care and rehabilitation to TBI sufferers. As a member of the Partners HealthCare System, Southcoast collaborates with a number of other facilities throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Patients at Southcoast can expect to be treated by a multidisciplinary team, including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, and more. Each patient receives individualized care based on their needs and goals.
311 Service Rd. East
The Center for NeuroRecovery at the Rehabilitation Center of the Cape and Islands in Sandwich offers a rehabilitation program for brain injuries. As a member of the Partners HealthCare System, the Rehabilitation Center of the Cape and Islands collaborates with a number of other facilities throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
In addition to a multidisciplinary approach to restoring function after a brain injury, the Center offers innovative recreational programs such as adaptive golf.
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA 02114
Spaulding is a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital that offers six different inpatient rehabilitation programs, including one for traumatic brain injuries. Although the goal of the Brain Injury Program is to teach patients how to function mentally and physically, patients are responsible for directing their own care.
One Boston Medical Center Place
Boston, MA 02118
Located in the Boston Medical Center, the Massachusetts Center for Rehabilitation emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation from traumatic brain injury. Surgeons, neurologists, pain specialists, and rehabilitation specialists work together to deliver cutting-edge therapy to people with TBI.
255 Park Ave Suite 412
Worcester, MA 01609
The Worcester Center for Expressive Therapies aims to “bring the healing power of the arts” to the Worcester community. Using a unique, evidence-based method, the Center helps victims of brain injuries improve cognitive function, attention, memory, and emotional well-being through art therapy and speech and language pathology.
725 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Located in the Berkshire Medical Center, the Concussion Evaluation and Rehabilitation Clinic helps young adults, adolescents, and children re-enter academic life following a concussion. The Clinic offers age-appropriate diagnostic evaluations and treatments, tailoring therapies to the patient’s needs. An emphasis is placed on determining when the patient can safely return to athletic activity.
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
The Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, located in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, serves brain injury patients in all phases of traumatic brain injury, from immediately following the injury to years after it was sustained. The Clinic focuses on crafting an individual recovery plan that addresses each patient’s unique recovery needs and works toward restoring the patient’s everyday life as best as possible.
125 Newbury Street
Framingham, MA 01701
The inpatient program at Encompass Health develops customized treatment plans for each brain injury patient. Encompass places an emphasis on using advanced therapeutic technologies such as Autoambulator, Biodex, Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS®), B.U.R.T Upper Extremity Robotics, Free Step, and RT300, as well as video game systems like Wii and Xbox Kinect.
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
The Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston provides comprehensive diagnosis and evaluation for patients with many kinds of neurologic conditions, including cognitive and neuropsychiatric difficulties following traumatic brain injury. Their methodology incorporates both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies with the goal of optimizing cognitive, emotional, and functional status.
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
At the Boston Children’s Hospital Brain Injury Center, a team of specialists provides world-class care to children and adolescents who have had brain or head injuries. The Brain Injury Center offers separate outpatient clinics for children with recent concussions and children who need specialized, longer-term follow-up care after a brain injury. Boston Children’s was ranked the #1 children’s hospital in Neurology and Neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.
200 Ivy Street
Brookline, MA 02146
Located in a residential area of Brookline adjacent to a nature reserve, the Ivy Street School offers both residential and day programs for adolescents age 13-22 with brain injuries and other neurological challenges. The year-round program boasts an average class size of 7 with a student to teacher ratio of 3:1.
The curriculum includes occupational therapy, speech work, adaptive physical education, and vocational training. Students volunteer at animal shelters, local hospitals, day care centers, and local restaurants.
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
The Sports Concussion Clinic at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides rehabilitation services for children, adolescents, and college-age young adults who have suffered a concussion, either during athletic activities or in daily life. The Clinic’s first priority is a safe, and swift return to school. The Clinic’s second priority is a successful return to extracurricular activities, including sports.
59 Acton Street
Worcester, MA 01604
As one of Massachusetts’ only skilled nursing facilities that specializes in brain injury recovery, Wingate at Worcester offers a patient-centered approach to care that promotes healing, recovery, and comfort. Wingate offers programs that are tailored to the needs of patients of all ages.
81 Hope Avenue
Worcester, MA 01603
Seven Hills Neurocare supports brain injury patients in a community-integrated setting. Many patients come to Seven Hills after transferring out of a long term or chronic care facility. With an integrated team of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS), behaviorists, medical doctors, neuropsychologists, neurologists, and other health care professionals, Neurocare helps individuals with brain injuries maximize their independence and recovery.
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
With locations on Memorial Campus and University Campus, the UMass Memorial Medical Center offers expert rehabilitation therapy services for nervous system damage of all kinds, including brain injury, infection, degeneration, tumors, and more. Rehabilitation is offered in an outpatient setting and aims to help patients obtain the highest level of function and independence while improving physical, emotional, and social quality of life.
Work with a Worcester Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
When someone suffers a TBI, it is a traumatic experience for the entire family. At the law offices of Peter Ventura, we treat TBI victims and their families with compassion while fighting tirelessly for their right to fair compensation.
We can make sure you receive payment for your rehabilitative care, as well as for lost wages, medical treatments, in-home treatment, and more. Please contact us today to have a free and confidential conversation about the specifics of your case.