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Recovery and Rehabilitation

The Rancho Los Amigo Scale: Levels of Cognitive Functioning

The Rancho Los Amigo Scale is a scale that describes the general pattern of recovery after most brain injuries. It has 10 levels.

Everyone is different. People:

  • don’t always move quickly or clearly from one level to another
  • may show traits of more than one level at the same time
  • may move quickly through levels, or may move slowly or not past a level (because of how bad the brain injury was)

Understanding the level the person is at gives you tips to how to help him while he’s at that level, as well as care for yourself.

Please talk to the healthcare team for more tips on how you can help, as well as how they can support you through this time.​

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