Services For Brain Injury Survivors
AHIF employs New Client and Long-Term Client Support Specialists across the state who work directly with TBI survivors and their caregivers. Specific services include the following:
1. Identification of local resources to aid with home modification and/or independent living.
2. Support in securing appropriate Medicaid/Medicare/Disability payments.
3. Financial Management
4. Support in securing donated or discounted medical equipment
5. Recreational Support Group meetings for clients and their caregivers. For a listing of current support group meetings, please click here.
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, AHIF is still offering its support group programs through a Zoom format. For more information about upcoming Zoom Support Group Meetings, and also the future return of in-person support groups, please click here.
AHIF provides respite care to caregivers, giving them, at no cost, a brief break from the demands of 24/7 care of a loved one. For more information about respite care, please call the AHIF Office at 205.823.3818.
AHIF currently provides two types of camps to its clients across the state.
Recreational TBI Camps - AHIF offers recreational camps that provide survivors with a special and unique time of recreation and fellowship. Currently, AHIF offers a week-long camp each year in late Summer at Camp ASCCA in Jackson's Gap, AL, and a weekend camp at both Camp ASCCA and Camp McDowell. For more information click here, e-mail AHIF at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 205.823.3818.
Bright Ideas TBI Camp - AHIF offers this therapy-based camp initiative through partnerships with local colleges and universities. These camps are designed to help survivors and caregivers learn new strategies and initiatives that can help survivors and/or caregivers who might have stagnated in their recovery after several years have passed since their initial injury.
Mental Health Counseling
AHIF provides free mental health counseling to both clients and caregivers, based on need. If you are an AHIF client or caregiver of an AHIF client, and feel you would benefit from speaking with a counselor. Please contact your Support Specialist.