Independent Living, Caregivers, Seniors

Independent Living, Caregivers, Seniors

Resources & Informational Videos

Independent Living and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 

Pathway to Affordable Housing 

Cognitive Behavior Changes with TBI 

Understanding Dementia 

Family Support | CBIRT 

Caregiver Self-Care 

 

Centers for Independent Living (CIL) 

CILs (wasilc.org) are non-residential, community-based organizations that assist people and families with disabilities achieve and maintain their independent living goals.

 

Caregiver Support and Caregiving 

When someone suffers a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the entire family is affected. If you are caring for a partner, spouse, child, relative, or close friend with TBI, you can seek support services. 

In-Home Assistance (Health Aides / Personal Care Assistances) 

Respite Care – Breaks for the Caregiver 

Support Groups / Counseling Assistance / Community Member Supports 

Pathways to Respite Booklet – For Those Who Provide Support to an Older Adult or Someone with a Disability

Family Caregiver Alliance 

Caregiver Self-Care Handout 

 

Seniors and TBI 

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) significantly impacts older adults.  Falls represent the primary cause of injury.  

Steps for supporting Seniors: 

Encourage Exercise 

Provide a Safe Home and Environment: 

  • Remove belongings from stairs and floors that might cause tripping.
  • Remove throw rugs or use double-sided tape to keep the rugs from slipping. 
  • Place items used often within easy reach, so that a step stool is not needed. 
  • Install grab bars next to the toilet and in the tub or shower. 
  • Place non-stick mats in the bathtub and on shower floors. 
  • Be sure the older adult wears shoes that give good support. 

 

Work with Healthcare Provider Network 

Medication(s) Reviewed by Healthcare Provider 

 

Additional Videos, Information, and Resources 

Long-Term Care Services & Information | DSHS (wa.gov) 

Washington State Community Living Connections (waclc.org) 

Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury in Older Adults | BrainLine 

The Elderly and Traumatic Brain Injury - Brain Injury (https://braininjuryeducation.org/) 

Seniors & Brain Injury | BrainLine 

Social Security Administration (ssa.gov)