Acquired Brain Injury Program (ABIP)
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 process.
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:
ABIP includes the following programs:
Chedoke ABI Inpatient Programs
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.
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 rehabilitation programs.
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:
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, 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 process.
ABI Outpatient Clinic
Please click on the above link for more information.
The ABI Team
The ABI Team consists of:
For a brochure containing detailed information please contact ABIP