How to Support Your Family at Different Stages
People recovering from a brain injury go through stages. The levels of the Rancho Los Amigos Scale describe a person's recovery from a brain injury.
These levels are patterns that have been observed, however, it is important to note that each person will recover differently.
People with brain injury:
- may not pass through all levels
- may skip levels
- may never be at the lower levels or may never reach the upper levels
- do not usually move quickly and clearly from one level to another
How much and how fast the person recovers are affected by many things, including:
- type and severity of the injury and length of coma
- other injuries/complications
- age and general health.
Learn more about the Rancho Los Amigos Scale and suggestions for how families can support the person at each stage.
Family Support Articles
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Describes how spouses, parents and friends of people with brain injury can share, listen and express their daily experiences
FAMILY SUPPORT STAGES
Describes the Rancho Los Amigos Scale and provides suggestions for how families can support a person with brain injury through the different stages of recovery.
Browse through three (3) guide books that have been developed to assist family members and loved ones through the difficult phases of rehabilitation.
HOW TO MANAGE STRESS
information taken with permission from Getting Better and Better After Brain Injury. Describes recognizing signs of stress and how to effectively manage stress.