BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM

The Brain Injury Program is a specialized coordinated multi-disciplinary and outcomes-focused program designed for individuals with an acquired brain injury, including strokes. Our multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers, which includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, neuropsychologist, physiatrist, RSW, PSW, Naturopath and more address the unique medical, physical, cognitive, psychosocial, behavioural, vocational, educational, and recreational needs of people with acquired brain injury. The program implements rehabilitative care that enhances the lives of the people served within their families/support systems, communities, and life roles.

WHO CAN ENROLL

  • Diagnosis of non-progressive mild-moderate-severe brain injury
  • Requires rehabilitation and support based on individualized functional goals
  • Medically stable, NOT hospitalized
  • Ability to transfer and mobilize independently (with or without mobility aids)

EXCLUSION CRITERIA

This program of care has some exclusion criteria, which are significant red flags that may prevent the individual from being eligible to partake in this program. Please consult a healthcare practitioner or contact us to confirm eligibility.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON MY FIRST VISIT

A healthcare provider will conduct an assessment for treatment planning to initialize the Program of Care. The assessment includes the following: taking a complete medical history, subjective evaluation of the primary complaints related to the injury, a thorough physical examination including range of motion evaluation, orthopaedic testing, muscle testing, and neurological testing. The healthcare provider will also administer outcome measures to obtain baseline measures of pain and function. These may include, but are not limited to, the Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS), the Oswestry Disability Index, the Neck Disability Index (NDI), the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS), or the Upper Extremity Functional Scale (UEFS).

The healthcare provider will also assess for possible yellow flags, which can indicate psychological risk factors that may have an impact on their recovery as a result of behaviour, expectations and recovery from injury. A discussion on achievable goals from the treatment program will be discussed as well as responsibilities of the person’s served and health care provider through the duration of the program.

WHEN WILL I BE DISCHARGED

The duration of the Brain Injury Program is determined after the initial assessment and is dependent on the needs of each individual person served, including the severity of the injury and may vary based on factors which may delay recovery.

To be discharged from the Brain Injury Program, one or more of the following criteria must be met:

  • The person served has achieved the goals that have been established with the rehabilitation team.
  • The services of the healthcare providers are no longer necessary or appropriate.
  • The person’s progress has reached a plateau and he/she is no longer benefiting from the services of the program.
  • The person served is unable to tolerate the demands of the program and appropriate referrals have been made.
  • The person served is deemed medically unstable (including psychiatric illness) and/or requires acute medical care resulting in an inability to return to therapies within a 30-day period.
  • The rehabilitation program is put on hold; due to prosthetic fittings, resolution of medical problems, pending surgical intervention, or the arrival of specialized equipment.
  • The healthcare provider recommends an alternate and more appropriate program or level of care for the person served.

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