Resources for Living with Brain Injury

There are many other services within our health system and in your community that may assist you in your continued recovery. This page highlights services available within our rehabilitation continuum of services and in the local community. We encourage you to call or visit the website for these organizations. However, please do not hesitate to ask us for additional information on these services or for other providers or services in your community.

Services Offered by WFBH 

WFBH'sOutpatient Neurorehabilitation Program at CompRehab offers a unique approach for treating people recovering from neurological impairments.  The Program's team includes physical, occupational, recreation and speech therapists. 

WFBH's Club Independence (Club I) is an interactive Day Recreation Therapy Program that provides education, recreation, and overall health and wellness opportunities for individuals with disabling conditions, including brain injury.

336.716.8007

MyWakeHealth is a patient portal that gives patients unprecedented access to their health information, without the unnecessary burden of waiting. MyWakeHealth  allows you to get answers to your medical questions from the comfort of your own home; schedule your next appointment or view details of you past and upcoming appointments; and access test results.

BestHealth is the Piedmont Triad's trusted source for hands-on health knowledge, classes and screenings. BestHealth is presented by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, one of America's top ranked hospitals. An optional membership is also available to individuals who want to take a more active role in improving or managing their health.

336-713-BEST (336-713-2378)

The  Brain Injury Association of NC (BIANC), an affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America, is dedicated to prevention, education, research, and advocacy for persons whose lives have been forever changed by brain injury. Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH) is a corporate sponsor of BIANC and is proud to be the home of BIANC's Regional Resource Center. The Center is located just outside the Brain Injury Unit in the Sticht Center. All patients of the WFBH Brain Injury Program receive an application for free membership to BIANC. For more information, visit the BIANC resource room or:

1.800.377.1464 (Family Help Line)

 

Other Local and National Resources

Local support groups:

Winston-Salem: WSBI Support Group

Contact: Kitty Barringer

336.713.8582 or 336.906.9127

 

Greensboro:  BI Support Group

Contact: Lucy Hoyle

336.832.7450

 

The NC Center for Cognitive Rehabilitation and Brain Fitness is devoted to helping individuals who have concerns with cognitive impairments. The treatment is functionally based and individualized to assist each person's specific goals. For more information:

Contacts: Robin Alexander Embry or Marcia Weatherly Barnes

Address: 1495 Rymco Drive, Suite 102, Winston-Salem, NC

336-283-9197.

 

Driver Rehabilitation Services include clinical assessments of a person's visual, perceptual, cognitive, physical, and behavioral abilities as it relates to safe and independent driving due to aging, an illness or injury. Two local providers of these services are:

Driver Rehabilitation Services, P.A                     Forsyth Rehabilitation Center

Toll-free 888.888.0039                                            336.718.5780

Office 336.697.7841

The Winston-Salem Mayor's Council for Persons with Disabilities hosts free monthly meetings that are open to the public. Meetings are at 11:30am on the second Tuesday of each month.

 

BrainLine.org offers facts, information, resources, and support for preventing, treating, and living with TBI.

 

Additional Educational Resources

Brain Injury Association of America

BIndependent

National Family Caregivers Association

Social Security Online

 

If you need assistance finding additional resources in your community:

Contact Karen Lawrence, Rehabilitation Outreach Coordinator

336-716-8454

Email: Rehab4Life@wakehealth.edu

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