BrainCare Receives Grant from the Colorado Brain Injury Program

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Colorado Springs, CO– BrainCare, a program of Rocky Mountain Health Care Services, has been awarded a grant from the Colorado Brain Injury Program (CBIP) to be used in 2018-2019.  The grant will focus on helping individuals living with both a brain injury and behavioral health diagnoses.

Kayla Shaw, Rehabilitation Program Specialist for BrainCare stated, “Our team is thrilled to be given this opportunity by the CBIP. The first year will focus on a task force between key agencies in our community to open the lines of communication and begin care-coordination initiatives, and the second year will focus on putting these initiatives into action. Our goal is to ensure those with co-occurring brain injury and behavioral health receive the support they need to live as independently in their communities as possible. “

BrainCare is a cohesive program for individuals who have sustained a brain injury to help relearn lost skills and grow toward independence and self-sufficiency through a range of services including a day treatment program with skills training, coordinated care, and assisted living communities consisting of 52 beds.  The BrainCare program was founded in 1999 and served 101 adults last year in Colorado Springs.

The mission at Rocky Mountain Health Care Services is to improve lives, optimize wellness, and promote independence. RMHCS works diligently to keep individuals as highly independent as possible. The nonprofit organization delivers exceptional care to enrich the lives of their participants and empower them to live vibrant, independent lives. RMHCS works towards this goal through programs designed to meet the specific needs of individuals living in El Paso and Teller Counties. The programs have served the Colorado Springs community since 1976.

To learn more, please visit www.rmhcare.org or contact Dana Speed at dspeed@rmhcare.org or 719-466-8777.