MRC Community Based Services

MRC can help people with brain injuries live independently.

CBS can help people move out of nursing facilities and live independently in the community. We also provide training and education about brain injuries to individuals, professionals and families. Community Based Services programs include: Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP) (Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver, Post-transition Rolland Services), ABI/MFP Program (Acquired Brain Injury Non-Residential Waiver and Moving Forward Plan Community Living Waiver) and Elder Services (TBI) Implementation Grant. Definition of Brain Injury. An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is brain damage caused by events after birth. An ABI doesn’t include brain damage that is genetic, congenital, or degenerative. ABIs may be caused by infections or tumors. Chemical poisoning or damage to the brain from a stroke can also cause brain damage. One form of an ABI is a traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A traumatic brain injury occurs when the brain is damaged by something outside the body. The head may be hit by a moving object, may strike a stationary object or be shaken violently. This can occur during a car crash, a serious fall, an act of violence or during another type of accident. A serious brain injury can occur without visible signs of injury to the face or head.

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