I am a Caregiver

Caregiving for someone with a TBI can be challenging. A TBI doesn’t just affect the injured individual, it often causes a ripple that affects the entire support network. Due to the nature of a TBI you often find yourself in a caregiving position suddenly. It seems like you have so much to learn overnight, so much to manage, and so much that is unknown about what the future holds.

As a caregiver you may be a spouse, parent, sibling or a friend. Your job as a caregiver may including being a: 

  • Case manager 
  • Advocate 
  • Benefits coordinator 
  • Health care provider 

The first thing you should know as a caregiver is you are not alone. We have a network of agencies and community services that are ready to support you and your family. Get support – find caregiver support here

Where to start? In Washington state we have many agencies that can help you take care of a person experiencing a TBI. How do you find the right agency or resources for you!? That’s where Washington 2-1-1 comes into play. 

Washington 2-1-1 is a free confidential community service and your one-stop connection to the local services you need. Washington 2-1-1 connects callers, at no cost, to critical health and human services in their community 

  • CALL 2-1-1 anytime, day or night. You will speak with a specialist who will help you locate traumatic brain injury (and related) programs and services in your area. If you are having difficulties with the 2-1-1 number, call 1-877-211-9274. 
  • TEXT 211WAOD to 898211 anytime, day or night  
    Standard msg and data rates may apply, text STOP to opt-out 
  • ONLINE visit Wa211.org to get connected with a Community Resource Specialist and to find TBI resources. 

Get Connected - Washington state has variety of active and inclusive TBI Support Groups and a diverse TBI Community