Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Outreach Program
The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Outreach Team is a community based health care service for people who have an Acquired Brain Injury.
Location, hours and contact information
Based out of the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
Coordinator- ABI Ambulatory Care Teams
The team provides service in the home and community within a 25 km radius of Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
How do I get into the ABI Outreach Program?
The ABI Outreach Team accepts referrals from health care professionals a 25 km radius of Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre only at this time. The referral form can be completed and faxed to the Coordinator- ABI Ambulatory Care Teams.
To be eligible for services of the ABI Outreach team you must be:
- Diagnosed with an acquired brain injury (e.g. traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumors, meningitis/encephalitis, lack of oxygen to the brain)
- 16 years of age and older
- Living within a 25 km radius of Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
- Ready and willing to work with the team to reach the goals agreed upon
- Open to including family or support persons in reaching goals
What will happen with the ABI Outreach Team?
The team supports people who have an Acquired Brain Injury, families and caregivers to live their best life.
The team will:
- Build on the strengths and supports that a person with Acquired Brain Injury has so he/she can take part in activities and better manage their day.
- Support the person with Acquired Brain Injury with their move from hospital to home or other life changes that may come up.
- Support the person with Acquired Brain Injury and other persons in his/her life to learn about the injury and issues that relate to it.
- Work with the community to better meet the needs of the person with Acquired Brain Injury.
- Help the person with Acquired Brain Injury solve problems that are unique to his/her needs and goals.
- Support the person with Acquired Brain Injury’s families and caregivers in meeting his/her needs
What happens after I complete work with the ABI Outreach Team?
Once your goals with the ABI Outreach team are met or discontinued, you will be discharged from the service. Your team will help determine whether you should be referred to other services to continue to meet your needs. The targeted maximum length of involvement with the ABI Outreach Team is 6-months.
Forms and Documents