Honoring Brain Injury Awareness Month

    image on page for  / perceived to contain Human, People, Person, Glasses, License, Text, Face, Portrait, Clothing, Long Sleeve, Sleeve, Female, Coat, Jacket, AccessoriesMarch is recognized as Brain Injury Awareness Month, working to highlight the staggering statistics of disabilities, disorders and deaths caused by various brain injuries.

    Did you know?

    • Brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide (CDC).
    • Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of seizure disorders (International Brain Injury Association).
    • One million Americans are treated and released from hospital emergency departments as a result of traumatic brain injury annually (National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey).
    • 3 million Americans currently have a long-term or lifelong need for help to perform activities of daily living as a result of TBI (CDC).

    For the past decade, Brain Injury Association of Kansas (BIAKS) has hosted a conference to assist industry professionals to learn current brain injury trends, research and therapy techniques. This year’s conference, “Beyond Rehab: Succeeding at Life,” is taking place March 28-29 in Overland Park. LifeWise Renovations Clinical Operations Manager Debbie Hartzler is on the planning committee for the conference, and will also be an emcee on the second day.

    Debbie is honored to be a part of an event that works to increase community awareness on the importance of brain injury prevention and recovery methods.

    Learn more about Debbie and our team at LifeWise Renovations »

    Contact us for information on how to assist patients to improve ease of living after TBI.