Below are the 3 stages of rehabilitation and recovery for Australians with a Brain Injury. As you can see from the timeline, the recovery of a brain injury can take at least 1 year to several years. Not all individuals who have a brain injury will endure months of rehabilitation. Each body works and heals at it’s own pace. This is however, the average found by the Brain Injury Association of WA.
It is also important to note that within these three stages of rehabilitation and recovery, Australians and their families will have to cover a large portion of costs that relate to the health and well-being of the loved one with a brain injury. Having a long term recovery process means for majority, if not all individuals, long term costs.