Brief Literature Review on TBI within the Homeless Population, 2018

October 2018, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council issued a report indicating the need for adapted practice guidelines for the care of individuals with TBI and unstable living situations. The report found that disabilities associated with TBI include neuropsychological dysfunction and behavioral problems, which many times interfere with a person’s ability to maintain stable housing, employment and relationships. TBI may play a previously unrecognized role in the onset and course of homelessness and in the use of the health care system by individuals who are homeless. The recommendations found in the report are for TBI generally, and where specific, highlight unique aspects of managing TBI for patients who are homeless.

Adapting Your Practices: Recommendations for the Care of Patients Who are Homeless or Unstably Housed Living with the Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury.