Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Outreach Team
Rehabilitative Services
The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Outreach Team is an interdisciplinary community-based health care service for people who have an acquired brain injury. Services are offered via home and community visits. Team members include Occupational Therapy, Behaviourist, Recreation Therapy, Social Work, and Physiotherapy.


Unit 0290, Bedford Place Mall
1658 Bedford Highway
Bedford, NS  B4A 2X9
Tel: 902-473-4305
Fax: 902-425-6574

How do I access the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Outreach Team ?

Referrals are accepted from Nova Scotia Health clinicians for individuals residing within Nova Scotia Health Central Zone. The referral form can be completed and faxed to the Coordinator- ABI Ambulatory Care Teams at 902-425-6574. An intake assessment will be completed to determine whether ABI Outreach is appropriate.
To be eligible for services of the ABI Outreach team you must be:
  • 18 years of age and older
  • Diagnosed with an acquired brain injury (e.g. traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumor, meningitis /encephalitis, lack of oxygen to the brain)
  • Have complex needs that require a comprehensive team approach
  • Living within Nova Scotia Health Central Zone.
  • Ready and willing to work with the team to reach the goals agreed upon
  • Open to including family or support persons in reaching goals

How do I prepare for my first visit with the team?

There is nothing special you need to do. A member of the Outreach team will contact you to complete a safety screen and set up a time to come to your home.

What will happen during a visit from the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Outreach Team ?

Team members will meet with you in your home. During the first visit a team member will work with you to set goals and start to make a personalized plan.

The team will work with you, your family, and caregivers to:

  • Build on the strengths and supports that you already have so you can take part in activities and better manage your day
  • Support you as you move from hospital to home, or adapt to other life changes that may come up
  • Teach you and others about ABI and issues that relate to it
  • Work with community-based services to better support your needs
  • Help you solve problems that are unique to your needs and goals
  • Support your family and caregivers in meeting your needs

Will there be any follow up?

Outreach typically works with people for up to 6 months at a time. Near the end of your time with Outreach, the team will discuss the need for follow up and whether you should be referred to other services.

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