Brain Injury Services Vinfen

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Contact Information

Vinfen
Contact: Sandy Schultz, Director of Specialized Services
Email Address: schultzs@vinfen.org
Phone: 617-516-5756

950 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Brain Injury Services

Narrative

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.

TRANSITIONAL ASSISTANCE

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.

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTS

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.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

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.

Program Type

  • Case Management
  • Home Health/Personal Care
  • Housing

Populations Served

  • Brain/Head Injury

Ages Served

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service
  • Licensed By: DDS, MRC