An acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury to the brain, which is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative or induced by birth trauma. It is an acquired brain injury that has occurred after birth. This also includes all types of traumatic brain injuries and also brain injuries cause after birth by cerebral vascular accidents (strokes) and loss of oxygen to the brain (hypoxic brain injury).
MCS has been serving the population with Acquired Brain Injury since 2012. Eligible individuals are now being served in the communities of western Mass., where they live on their own or with other family members.
The services MCS offers are Adult Companion and Individual Supports. Adult Companion services provide opportunities for companionship, socialization, shopping, eating out, going to special events, etc. Individual supports provides opportunities for individuals to enhance, restore and build upon their independent living skills such as learning how to cook, cleaning of the home, assistance with or doing the laundry, setting up appointments, and assistance with their PCA supports (scheduling, time sheets, etc.).
Brain Injury Association of America: www.biausa.org
Brain Injury Association of Mass.: www.biama.org
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC): mass.gov
UMass ABI Waiver Unit E-mail: ABIinfo@umassmed.edu
Program Contact Information
1000 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01109
(413) 782-2500, ext. 328