BRAIN INJURY SERVICES
Vinfen provides a variety of person-centered services to transform the lives of individuals with acquired or traumatic brain injury.
Vinfen promotes equality, empowerment, and independence of individuals living with brain injury. We partner with individuals, their families, their providers, and their communities to help the individual receive the services that will help them to accomplish their goals and achieve a high level of independence.
Our approach is person-centered enabling the individuals to forge a path to high quality of life with support from Vinfen. Support professionals, trained administrators, clinicians, and nurses work with individuals and their families to coordinate services that are tailored to an individual’s choices, needs, and abilities.
Integrated into our services are the latest developments in clinical and rehabilitation intervention, including cognitive, behavioral, and computer-assisted technologies delivered by caring and highly trained staff.
Many of Vinfen services are only available to individuals who are eligible to receive support. Click to learn more on how you can access brain injury services.
SERVICES WE PROVIDE
24-HOUR RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT SERVICES
Our 24-Hour Residential Support Services provide individuals with brain injury a safe, comfortable home that is closely connected to family members, friends, and their community. Individuals are assisted by a team of support professionals, who coordinate medical care, provide transportation to medical appointments, and assist with activities of daily living including meal planning and preparation and managing personal finances. We work with individuals to foster social connections, friendships, and community membership while respecting and celebrating the individual’s personal choices, culture, talents, and contributions.
We provide Transitional Assistance for individuals with brain injury who are awaiting a move from nursing facilities or rehabilitative hospital settings to community-based Residential Support Services. Individuals are assigned a Transitional Assistance support professional who helps make necessary purchases and coordinates moving efforts. Meetings with the Transitional Assistance support professional are flexible according to the schedule and needs of the individual being served. Transitional Assistance services are time limited and end once the individual is settled in his or her new home.
Vinfen offers highly-individualized support services to people with brain injury who are living in their own homes. Individuals receive support from an Individual Support professional in the areas of food shopping, financial planning, and coordination of medical appointments and activities of daily living, medication management and advocacy among other areas. Supports are extremely flexible and are tailored to the needs of the individual supported.
PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT SERVICES
We manage Personal Care Attendants (PCA) for individuals with brain injury living in their own homes. Vinfen acts on behalf of the person served to coordinate daily operations of PCA services such as recruiting and hiring the PCA, keeping individual information up-to-date with the PCA agency, managing PCA hours, and changing PCA agencies when necessary.
Vinfen provides transportation for individuals with brain injury who live in the community and require assistance traveling in the community to work and other personal appointments. All transportation routes are previously approved by the funding source. Once a route is approved, the individual can schedule transportation when needed.
PRIMARY FUNDING SOURCES
Our Brain Injury Services are funded through:
- Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services
- Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
- Cities and Towns
Private Pay and other funding sources are also possible.