Brain injuries impact victims, and their families, in many ways. Too frequently, they arise without warning and the impact can be both devastating and long-standing.
Our contribution provides access to much-needed Family Liaison Officers who provide practical support and information to guide families through the initial dark and confusing days following a diagnosis. These ‘angels’ have personal experience with brain injury and understand the complexities faced by family members and carers. Some of the key areas where they provide assistance include:
- Receiving a diagnosis
- Navigating the hospital and rehabilitation experience
- Transitioning from hospital to home
The Synapse Family Liaison Service is not subject to eligibility requirements of government initiatives (such as NDIS) and offers continuous support for carers dealing with a stream of new services across multiple systems.