Phone: (905) 521 – 2100, Extension 74101
The Acquired Brain Injury Program (ABIP) serves the needs of adults with acquired
brain injuries and their families.
The program is based out of Chedoke Hospital and St. Joseph’s Centre
for Mountain Health Services.
Admission to the ABI Program is determined by a comprehensive referral
The intake process begins when the completed intake package and medical
referral are received at the ABI Program office. All referrals are
reviewed within one week of receipt.
ABIP provides services that reflect:
- Innovative client-centered service
- Treatment plans based on individualized functional goals
- Treatment within a homelike setting or within the individual’s natural environment whenever possible
- Treatment that includes behavioural, cognitive, communication, medical, physical, psychological,
psychosocial and psychiatric components as necessary.
ABIP includes the following programs:
Chedoke ABI Inpatient Programs
- Community Re-integration Unit
The Community Re-integration Unit assists individuals with acquired brain
injury to develop a level of independence sufficient for re-integration into
the community. Functional life skills training is provided for 8 individuals
with moderate acquired brain injuries.
- Centre for Behavioural Rehabilitation
The Centre for Behavioural Rehabilitation is a 5-bed unit responding to the
needs of individuals with acquired brain injuries who display challenging,
socially unacceptable behaviours that prevent their participation in conventional
Slow To Recover Program
The Slow to Recover program accommodates 5 individuals with severe brain
injuries. Patients who receive services through the Slow to Recover
program meet all or most of the following criteria:
- intermittently or minimally responsive (Ranch Los Amigos level ll-lll)
- significant physical need (SIRUS lll - total care)
- six (6) months or longer post injury
- need for regular nursing intervention
- medically stable
The Outreach Service is provided to individuals with acquired brain injuries
after their discharge from inpatient units. This service is designed
to facilitate a smooth transition to the community and is essential to the
individual’s ability to maintain the gains made while in the hospital. The
Outreach Service also serves individuals who have been referred directly from
the community who have not had a hospital admission.
Community Crisis Management Team
The ABI Crisis Management Team provides a quick response to ABI survivors
and their families who are in severe difficulty or at high risk of danger to
themselves or others.
ABI Community Services
ABI Community Services, a division of Chedoke Rehabilitation Services, provides
community-based rehabilitation and consultative services for individuals with
acquired brain injuries who are 16 years of age and older.
All clients referred to ABI Community Services require third party funding
which may include the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, insurance companies,
or other collaborative agencies.
Partnership with St. Joseph’s Healthcare:
ABI/Mental Health Program
This program has 10 provincial beds for the assessment and treatment of dually
diagnosed clients. There is close collaboration between the Hamilton
Health Sciences and St.Joseph’s programs and there is a shared intake
ABI Outpatient Clinic
Please click on the above link for more information.
The ABI Team
The ABI Team consists of:
- Multi-skilled rehabilitation
therapists and advanced rehabilitation therapists, behaviour therapists,
psychologists, nurses, physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists,
speech-language pathologists, social workers, nutritionists, therapeutic
recreationists and pharmacists
- Clinical coordinators,
community intervention coordinators and clinical specialists
For a brochure containing detailed information please contact ABIP
(905) 521 – 2100, Extension 74101