March 31, 2015
Meet a Member!
As Brain Injury Awareness Month comes to a close, it’s our honor to introduce you to Taylor, a patient with our Epic branch in College Station, Texas. His parents were kind enough to answer a few questions to help us get to know him and to help spread awareness about the importance of providing high quality home health care to those that need it.
Q: Tell us a little about Taylor.
A: Taylor is 20 years old, and he will turn 21 this April. Taylor began receiving occupational and physical therapy services from Epic in June 2013. He is a happy person, but like all kids, he can be stubborn at times. He always enjoys a good laugh whenever he hears funny noises. Taylor loves music, particularly country and bluegrass songs that have an upbeat tune. He doesn’t like songs that sound sad. He also loves being outside and spending time in the swimming pool.
Q: What is Taylor’s diagnosis requiring these services?
A: He has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, vision impairment, traumatic brain injury (TBI), developmental delay and scoliosis.
- Cerebral palsy: A disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that is caused by an insult to the immature, developing brain, most often before birth.
- TBI: Occurs when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction. TBI usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body.
- Scoliosis: A sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty.
Q: How do you feel about the care that Epic provides to Taylor?
A: We are very happy with the care that Epic provides to Taylor. He receives excellent care from both his occupational therapist and his physical therapist. They provide the highest quality of treatment and a true concern for his well-being. They help make Taylor’s life so much more enjoyable and fulfilling.
We would like to extend a special thanks to Taylor’s parents for sharing his story with us!