Acquired brain injury (ABI) refers to any type of brain damage that occurs after birth. It can include damage sustained by infection, disease, lack of oxygen or a blow to the head. The long-term effects of brain injury are difficult to predict. They will be different for each person and can range from mild to profound.
It is common for many people with ABI to experience increased fatigue (mental and physical) and some slowing down in how fast they can process information, plan and solve problems. They may experience changes to their behaviour and personality, physical and sensory abilities, or thinking and learning.
The WJS Acquired Brain Injury programs for independent living helps adult survivors of ABI build independence, improve their quality of life and increase participation in the community. Our home living programs are funded through provincial workers compensation boards or private insurance companies and our services are provided in the person’s own home.
We help individuals identify and aspire toward their goals and meet changing needs en route. Goals can work toward independent living, developing natural supports in the community, problem solving, dealing with mental health and addictions, financial management, routine planning and memory aids.