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THE OTTAWA HOSPITAL REHABILITATION CENTRE ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM

The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Inpatient Service is an eight-bed inpatient program that focuses on teaching those who have suffered an acquired brain injury to manage difficulties in thinking skills, such as memory, attention, learning, planning and problem solving. The program’s goal is to help patients return to the community with the support they need.

The ABI Inpatient Service team is made up of different members of the health care team who provide education and support to patients and their friends and families. Involvement from family members and significant others is highly encouraged.

Self-referrals are accepted. Referrals are also accepted from hospitals, physicians, health care providers, family members, community services and insurance companies.

CONTACT:

505 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M2
Phone: 613-737-7350, ext. 75685

ROBIN EASEY CENTRE

The Robin Easey Centre (REC) provides community-based life skills instruction, cognitive rehabilitation and education services to adults who have sustained a brain injury. Examples of skills taught at the REC include social skills, household management, memory strategies, impulse control, stress management, anger management, vocational preparation and public transit use. The goal of the centre is to provide patients and their families with the information, skills and experience needed to help them return to living in their communities.

The REC offers three specific programs—residential, day and outreach—designed to meet the particular needs of each individual. A combination of one-on-one sessions and group sessions are used as part of the rehabilitation process.

For patients admitted to the REC, there is a family and spousal support group that provides a secure and supportive environment to help individuals understand brain injuries and enhance their ability to cope. Involvement from family members and loved ones is highly encouraged to optimize the success of the program.

Self-referrals are accepted. Referrals are also accepted from hospitals, physicians, health care providers, family members, community services and insurance companies.

CONTACT:
125 Scrivens Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 6H3
Phone: 613-726-1558

References

Toronto ABI Network:
“A Handbook for Families about Brain Injury.” Produced by the healthcare team of the Acquired Brain Injury Program Hamilton Health Sciences Hamilton, Ontario.