BrainCare is a program providing residential services in southern Colorado for supportive living and post-acute brain injury participants.
The Lodge offers services for individuals that require higher levels of skilled care, and the homes are tailored to meet the needs of each individual.
With a spectrum of residential and recovery services working together, we’re able to meet the needs of BrainCare participants where they are and support them as they acquire skills, grow in independence and work towards self-sufficiency through programming.
BrainCare residents have the opportunity to participate in classes, training, project groups and community activities.
Classes and Training
Reacquiring lost skills and learning new ones is a big part of recovery. At BrainCare, we have a curriculum of classes, from academic and technical subjects like math, language and computer skills, to social and emotional skills like cooking and how to cope with their injury. Vocational training helps our participants prepare for finding employment opportunities and thriving in the workplace.
BrainCare residents also have the opportunity to join participant-lead project groups. Each group selects and determines the project, then plans the details from start to finish. Examples of past projects include making and distributing hygiene kits for the homeless, cooking with vegetables grown in the BrainCare vegetable garden, and visiting a local animal shelter with homemade treats and toys.
Many individuals who have sustained a brain injury share how they sometimes feel isolated and not a part of the community. BrainCare is one of the few brain injury programs in Colorado providing community re-integration outings. These activities range from fun sporting events like Sky Sox baseball, giving back to the community through activities like gardening in Memorial Park, and arts and culture trips to places like the Fine Arts Center and the Pioneer’s Museum.
Pikes Peak Challenge
The team at BrainCare participates in the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado’s “Pikes Peak Challenge” every fall. This annual event increases brain injury awareness and raises funds for the important work BIAC provides to our community.