Bangor, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a public hearing in Brewer Tuesday to discuss brain injuries in an effort to generate greater understanding of this growing public health issue.
Chris Gaudet is an administrator at the Church Road Brain Injury program in Bangor. He and the Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Council say tomorrow's hearing will provide an opportunity to hear first hand from individuals how programs like this are working or perhaps how they could be improved upon. Gaudet says the staff tries to balance care and assistance with independent living.
Gaudet says care for people with a brain injury can vary greatly. He says, " It may be a little bit more involved for some. We may have to participate in their care and that's fine but we try and do it in such a way that's not invasive so they feel they are doing as much as possible and then we try and tweak it a little for them."
Gaudet is hoping that the DHHS hearing about brain injuries will help more people understand the importance of programs like his.
Tomorrow's public hearing will be held at Maine Center for Integrated Rehab in Brewer from 3 to 6.