Creatures of Rehab from Muskego's Acres of Hope and Aspirations will attend and be part of a presentation at 24th Annual WI Conference on Brain Injury sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of WI held at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells on April 30 and May 1, 2012. Lisa K. Alberte, RN, BSN, CCM, MS, CRC, ABDA and Director of Nursing/Rehab from Acres of Hope and Aspirations was asked to present at the annual brain injury conference. She is speaking on "Healing is Nurtured by Nature:Creative Cognitive/Vocational Tools" in which the Creatures of Rehab are such creative cognitive and vocational tools to help the brain compensate, recover and adjust to cognitive, emotional and physical deficits. The nurturing animals include fur, feather and reptile friends and assist people recovering from brain injuries with rehabilitation and healing.
The Creatures of Rehab will be active participants both days in an interactive booth and be part of Lisa's presentation on April 30. Some of the Creatures of Rehab have disabilities themselves that help patients and families understand differences, deficits and acceptance. Target audience of the conference includes nurses who are working in the continuum of brain injury care including ER nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse case managers and nurses who are involved in acute, sub-acute and residential settings. In addition, attendees include physicians, psychologists, therapists, direct care staff and patients and families affected by brain injuries.
Look also for the Creatures of Rehab from Acres of Hope and Aspirations locally to unite and be with Dr. Jodie and Animals Doctors for Muskego's Chamber of Commerce's Jammin' on Janesville first Fridays of each month June 1, July 6, and August 3, 2012. If you wish to help out Acres of Hope and Aspirations Charitable Foundation, Inc. via donations or volunteering, refer to the website at www.acresofhopeandaspirations.org or call 414-422-4882.
A brain injury occurs every 19 seconds and changes, alters or takes a life. It is a silent epidemic and considered the signature war wound of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. A lot of legislation lately has been focused on awareness of concussions, brain injuries and athletes who sustained head trauma while participating in contact sports. A memorial bench in honor of Evan Coubal who died of a brain injury at age 11 sits in front of the Waterfall of Hope on the Acres's grounds and reminds everyone that brain injury can affect any age. The only true cure of brain injuries is prevention. Protect your head in everything you do.