Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Wellness Resource Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Wellness Resource Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Boca Raton’s Preferred Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Center

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the medical term that describes disrupted brain functioning due to a jolt, bump, or other external cause. Traumatic brain injury can result from a wide range of occurrences, including accidental slips and falls, motor vehicle accidents, physical assault, natural disasters, and military combat. People of all ages and genders are at risk for TBI.

A concussion is one of the more common types of TBI. As noted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, even though a concussion is typically classified as a mild form of TBI, any person who suffers any type of traumatic brain injury should seek medical attention.

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), more than 13.5 million people in the United States are currently experiencing some level of disability due to traumatic brain injury.

Signs & Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

The signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injury can vary widely from person to person depending on a variety of factors. The following are among the more common TBI signs and symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Vision problems, including blurred vision, double vision, and loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Hearing difficulties, including ringing in the ears, partial hearing loss, and complete hearing loss
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle weakness and poor coordination
  • Impaired speech patterns
  • Amnesia and other memory problems
  • Difficulty focusing and concentrating
  • Diminished capacity for learning
  • Acting with uncharacteristic anger or aggression
  • Dramatic mood changes
  • Increased sensitivity to sound or light
  • Loss of interest in events, topics, or hobbies that were previously of great importance
  • Withdrawal from friends and family members

TBI Causes & Risk Factors

Traumatic brain injury occurs after a person’s head comes into contact with a hard object or other destructive force. Common causes of TBI include:

  • Accidental falls
  • Automobile crashes
  • Assault or other acts of violence
  • Sports
  • Being in the vicinity of an explosion
  • Intentional self-injury

Age and gender are both risk factors for TBI. Traumatic brain injury is most common among people age 75 and older. TBI also occurs more often among men and boys than among women and girls.

A person’s profession and hobbies can also influence their risk for TBI. For example, being involved in military combat and playing certain sports can increase the likelihood that a person will experience a traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics

The following statistics about traumatic brain injury were provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These TBI statistics are from a 2014 report, which is the U.S. government’s most recent comprehensive review of traumatic brain injury:

  • Traumatic brain injury was a factor in about 2.5 million emergency room visits in the United States in 2014.
  • From 2006-2014, the age-adjusted annual rate of emergency room visits related to TBI increased by 54%.
  • Unintentional falls were the cause of 47.9% of all TBI-related ER visits in 2014.
  • More than 280,000 Americans were hospitalized for traumatic brain injury in 2014.
  • More than 56,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2014 were attributed to TBI.

Potential Effects of TBI

The effects of TBI can range from minor, temporary setbacks to severe, permanent, and even life-threatening outcomes. Depending on what type of traumatic brain injury a person experiences, the potential short- and long-term effects of TBI can include:

  • Infections
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Paralysis
  • Injuries due to impaired coordination or violent outbursts
  • Inability to perform to expectation in school or at work
  • Academic failure, job loss, and unemployment
  • Financial difficulties
  • Substance use and addiction
  • Onset or worsening of certain mental health concerns
  • Diminished self-esteem
  • Pervasive sense of hopelessness or helplessness
  • Social withdrawal and isolation
  • Minimally conscious state
  • Death

When a person who has a traumatic brain injury also struggles with a substance use disorder, their risk for significant harm and more severe effects can increase dramatically. However, when a person receives proper care from a trusted provider, they can begin to heal from certain TBI effects, learn to manage the symptoms they’ve been experiencing, and achieve improved quality of life.

Therapies Used in Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury & Addiction

Every person who receives care at our facility follows a customized plan that reflects their unique history, needs, and goals. Depending on several individual factors, a person’s care for TBI and addiction may include:

  • Medication management
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Experiential therapies
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational interviewing
  • 12-Step support

We also develop a detailed discharge plan for every person who participates in programming for TBI and addiction. Our discharge planning service ensures that clients are connected with the services and resources that will support their continued progress after they’ve transitioned out of our care.

Reasons to Choose Our Treatment Center for TBI & Addiction

When you’re seeking professional help for addiction and TBI, it’s important to find the provider that offers the type and level of care that best match your needs, preferences, and goals. The many reasons why Wellness Resource Center may be the ideal choice for you include:

  • Thorough intake assessments and personalized plans for each client
  • Safe, inclusive environment where all are welcomed and respected
  • Services provided by a team of experienced professionals
  • Full continuum of care, including outpatient programs with a supportive housing option
  • Flexible length of stay
  • Detailed discharge planning to promote sustained success
  • Most major forms of insurance accepted

Dealing with mental health issues on top of an addiction seems impossible. Thankfully, Wellness Resource Center helped me recover not only from my addiction but also from my mental health issues. Thank you, WRC!

– Patrick W.
Marks of Excellence
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Delray Beach Drug Task Force
  • Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
  • Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR)
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • The Jason Foundation
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