Acquired Brain Disorder is a severe and lifelong disabling condition that significantly impairs a person's ability to function in society. An acquired brain injury, or ABI, is damage to the brain that was not present at birth and is non-progressive. It can result from a stroke, brain trauma, infection of the brain (such as Encephalitis), brain tumor, or anoxia (lack of oxygen). The leading causes of traumatic brain injury are falls, motor vehicle accidents and assaults. Every brain injury is different, but survivors may experience cognitive, emotional, and physical long term disabilities. PRIDE ABI services are for MassHealth participants who have ABI and are able to live in their own home or apartment, or move to the home of someone else. PRIDE offers a wide range of assistance to meet specific needs. We can help determine a person's eligibility for directed and managed services that allow the greatest degree of choice and design. PRIDE's ABI Program provides opportunities for an adult companion; day services; individual support and community rehabilitation; short-term respite services; and supported employment.
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