New Caregiver Support Program!

 

The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah proudly offers its new Caregiver Support Program, Caring for Yourself and Your Family Member with Brain Injury. Caregivers of a family member with a brain injury often face challenges that go well beyond their loved one’s initial diagnosis and acute care. We help you beyond that first step of the journey—for you and your loved one.

 

The four program modules cover many subjects important to anyone caring for a person with brain injury, including:

 

  • Introduction to brain injury
  • Understanding the effects of brain injury and managing challenges
  • Becoming a resilient caregiver for a person with brain injury
  • Advocacy and community resources

 

This FREE program includes four, 60-90 minute training modules and is geared towards:

 

  • Caregivers of family members with brain injury
  • Persons who have sustained a brain injury (traumatic or acquired)
  • Professionals who care for individuals with brain injury

 

To inquire about upcoming trainings, please contact the BIAU’s Executive Director, Glenn Lanham, at (801) 716-4993 or glenn@biau.org

 

 

 

By County

 

 

 

Online

 

Facebook Group: Learning to Hope and Cope with a Brain Injury
Laura Lueken Powell – Moderator
This is a private Facebook group for survivors and caregivers. Click “Join Group” and the moderator will approve you. Meet anytime you have a question, comment, or suggestion.

 

Facebook Group: Caring for the TBI Caregiver
Please go to and “like” to see flyers, articles, blog posts and other information that will help you in your daily activities.

 

Facebook Group: Utah Brain Injury Survivor
This page is run by Kim Kirkham at TOSH and has many great articles and ideas as well that will be useful to you and your survivor. Again “like” to be included to this wonderful asset. Welcome to your Online Resource World!

 

Headstrong Teen TBI Survivor Support Group
Support teens effected by traumatic brain injuries and their families by creating a space for positive social interaction, solidarity, and the exchange of useful recovery resources.
tbi.pcs.group@gmail.com

 

Yahoo! Groups Directory: Brain Injuries
A wide selection of TBI/ABI support groups that confer online, exchanging tips, strategies, and comfort.

 

 

Salt Lake

 

NEW! Yoga TBI Support Group
Free Alignment Yoga session focusing on Mindfulness Meditation

Full Circle Yoga on 1719 South Main Street,
SLC, UT 84115
4:00 PM on the first and third Friday of every month
People can contact adam@biau.org with questions.  Bring a yoga mat if you have one, if not, we do have them there.

 

TBI Caring for the Caregiver Support Group 
If you are a caregiver for a brain injury survivor, then this group is for you. Come talk about various topics from grief, to maintaining health family relationships, and everything in between.
Intermountain Medical Center
Stinson Conference Room
South Office Building (Building 1) 3rd floor
5121 South Cottonwood Street, Murray, UT
Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:00 – 8:00 pm

 

University of Utah Brain Injury Support Group
Sugarhouse Health Center
Sarah Gallant, SLP and Ally Cayias, SLP
(801) 581-2221
1138 E. Wilmington Avenue
SLC, UT  84106
Meets 4th Tuesday of the Month at 7 p.m.

 

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center Brain Injury Support Group
Moreau Building Auditorium
Kathryn Waddell, (801) 350-4290
1045 E. 1st South, SLC, UT  84102
Call for date and time.

 

Brain Injury Alliance Support Group for Adults
Beth Cardell, (801) 585-5511
Jennifer, (801) 468-0027
Community Deaf Center
5709 South 1500 West, Salt Lake City, UT  84123
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month 6-8 p.m.

 

Weekly Meditation Class at TOSH
These weekly group classes are free of charge and open to the public.
Taught by Michelle Thornell, B.S., U.S. Army Major, Meditation Instructor, Stroke Survivor
5770 South 250 East #G50, Murray, UT  84107
Cafeteria Conference Room
If interested, email Dr. Russo at antonietta.russo@imail.org.
Meets every Wed. from 3-4:30 p.m.

 

Brain Injury and Stroke Survivor Meeting
The group meeting is free and open to the public.
Kim Kirkham, kim.kirkham@imail.org
Intermountain Medical Center South Office Building (Building 1) 9th Floor, Neuroscience Conference Room
5171 South Cottonwood Street, Murray, UT  84107
Meets 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-8 p.m.
For more information or to be added to the mailing list, please send an email to kim.kirkham@imail.org.

 

Veterans Affairs OEF / OIF Brain Injury Support Group
Call Dr. Jennifer Romesser with questions: (801) 582-1565 ext. 2711
George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
500 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84148
Meets every other Monday 2-3:30 p.m.

 

Aphasia Talking Practice Group
Every Tuesday Noon-1 p.m.
5770 South 250 East #G50

 

Carbon Monoxide Survivor Group
1st Wednesday of the Month
Noon-1 p.m.
5770 South 250 East #G50

 

Cognitive Skills Group
Every Thursday
Noon-1 p.m.
5770 South 250 East #G50

 

Meditation Group
Every Wednesday at 3 p.m.
5770 South 250 East
Cafeteria Conference Room

 

 

 

Utah

 

Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group
Lori Johnson, (801) 422-9132
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
122 East 1700 South, Building C
Provo, Utah 84060
Meets 1st  Thursday of the month from 7-8 p.m.

 

 

 

Davis

 

Phoenix Services Corp. Caregivers Support Group
(801) 825-4535
1139 South State Street, Suite A-1
Clearfield, UT 84015
Call for schedule.

 

 

 

Iron County

 

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
Contact: Jerry Cowger 435-590-6244
Cedar City Library, 303 N. 100 E. Cedar City, Utah
Meets weekly Wednesday 6pm

 

 

 

Washington County

 

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
Spencer Poulson, spencer.poulson@imail.com, (435) 251-6817 or (801) 251-6817
Southern Utah Neurosciences Institute
Taylor Health Sciences Building
1526 S. Medical Center Dr., St. George, Utah
Meets 4th Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m..

 

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
Dixie State University every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Contact is Wendy Stabler, wstabler@dmail.dixie.edu.

 

 

Click here for a PDF of all support groups offered by Intermountain Healthcare.

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, YOU are not alone!