A report was released today summarizing the conclusions reached by the attendees of the Brain Injury Consensus Conference, which was held on November 2, 2007. The conference included more than one hundred of the nation’s most respected authorities on brain injury. The report, entitled Barriers and Recommendations: Addressing the challenge of Brain Injury in America, points out our greatest inadequacies in dealing with traumatic brain injuries and offers recommendations to remedy each inadequacy.
The need for Cognitive Rehabilitation is mentioned, as well as the lack of healthcare coverage for such treatment and/or other lifetime treatments. Disappointingly, a true solution is not offered. The report stresses that insurance companies should support long-term care, but where is that money going to come from?
Many of the recommendations are vague, but it’s a start. At least we’re finally talking about this and trying to fix it.