The Cypress Health Region offers an Acquired Brain Injury program for those who encounter such an injury. Clients can include survivors of a brain injury and family members. Services offered include case management, counselling and support, support groups, and work/school program modifications.
Referrals for service are received from other healthcare workers, community partner agencies and /or self-referrals. An initial appointment is made with the injured individual and his/her family to explain program functions and obtain permission to access medical information, assess needs, set up treatment goals, and do home visits. Between appointments many clients/families/service providers communicate with the assessor/coordinator by telephone and email to solve simple issues and keep the treatment goals on course. ABI is mandated to serve clients with ABI and their families/supports.
Clinical referrals from any other health or social service agency. Self-referrals from clients and/or families. Admission to the program is mandated by medical evidence of moderate or severe brain injury.