The experience of a brain injury requires a proactive approach to getting the care, support, and funding needed to recover. Whether you are a patient or someone responsible for a brain injured individual, advocacy skills are needed to navigate the various aspects of legal, social service, and government resources that provide help. This Advocacy Toolkit provides valuable guidance on building informal and formal strategies. The kit discusses methods that can enhance communication with service providers, legal entities, community resources and such agencies as Social Security and Medicare.
CNS also advocates for patients. In our quest to provide the most comprehensive care for each person, CNS works with insurers and a host of resources to secure help for patients post discharge. Learning how to advocate is essential, and this article lays the foundation for interacting productively with various agencies that can assist persons who have a brain injury.