TBI in Seniors: What to Know

When you think of Traumatic Brain Injuries, or TBI, you probably most often think of athletes or military personnel. And it makes sense. TBI is commonly associated with blows to the head, which the civilian population isn’t as exposed to. However, there’s another vulnerable population we need to pay attention to when it comes to

CTE and Athletes

CTE and Athletes CTE and Protecting Your Brain! Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, more commonly referred to as CTE, is a brain degeneration disease associated with repeat brain trauma. Unsurprisingly, this disease is commonly seen in athletes -- both amateur and professional -- who are more likely to suffer from concussions. While the exact effects are still

How One Family’s Tragedy and Determination Created Safehaven – Chattanooga’s Only Home for Traumatic Brain Injury Sufferers

How One Family's Tragedy and Determination Created Safehaven - Chattanooga's Only Home for Traumatic Brain Injury Sufferers The Jimmy Simpson Foundation bears the name and honors the legacy of Jimmy Simpson. All who knew him say that Jimmy was a remarkable person who enjoyed life, hills and valleys alike. He was vice president of Astec

Vickie Simpson Hodge

Vickie Simpson Hodge You might remember Vickie as the Executive Director for the Jimmy Simpson Foundation in the early to mid-2000s, but did you know she is still actively involved in a new role? In 1991, Vickie began her non-profit involvement when she started working with Variety Services to plan and obtain sponsorships for the

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update A Note from the Jimmy Simpson Foundation in response to COVID-19: The Jimmy Simpson Foundation and its program Safehaven Traumatic Brain Injury Facility have made several changes to our daily routine to keep our residents and staff safe during this unprecedented outbreak of Covid-19.  Starting on Monday, March 16th there will be no

Carol Simpson

Carol Simpson As we talked about in our previous blog, the Jimmy Simpson Foundation was started in honor of Jimmy Simpson by his wife Carol. After Jimmy’s anoxic brain injury, Carol was very hands-on regarding Jimmy’s care. Even though he had a licensed professional nursing staff in place caring for him, Carol understood that it