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The Brain Injury Rehab Inpatient Service consists of 2 services to meet different patient needs:


Neuro Cognitive Service

We provide rehabilitative care to patients whose primary needs relate to thinking and behavioural skills. Typical goals of our patients might include:

  • Improving the ability to focus and pay attention
  • Remembering and learning new things
  • Performing activities of daily living

  • Neuro
    Physical Service
    We provide specialized rehabilitation for patients who have experienced a significant reduction in their physical mobility and function following a brain injury. The main focus of our service is to improve:

    • Strength and endurance
    • Balance and mobility
    • Speaking
    • Swallowing
    • Concentration and memory


    Admission Criteria

    Our inpatient service has designated beds for regular-stream and slow-to-recover patients.

    Our regular-stream inpatient service is appropriate for patients who:

    • Have a confirmed diagnosis of an acquired brain injury (ABI)
    • Are medically stable (special care needs, such as an IV line, feeding tube, oxygen or dressings, can be accommodated, depending on the patient's needs)
    • Have clear rehabilitation goals that can be achieved during the patient's length of stay
    • Can participate in at least 3 therapy sessions (45 minutes each) per day
    • Have a score of 5 or higher on the Rancho Los Amigos Scale


    Our slow-to-recover inpatient service is appropriate for patients who:

    • Have a confirmed diagnosis of an acquired brain injury (ABI)
    • Are medically stable (special care needs, such as an IV line, feeding tube, oxygen or dressings, can be accommodated, depending on the patient's needs)
    • Have clear rehabilitation goals that can be achieved during your length of stay
    • Can participate in at least  2 therapy sessions (30 minutes each) per day
    • Have a score of 4 or higher on the Rancho Los Amigos Scale


    Our inpatient service is not appropriate for patients who:

    • Exhibit behaviours that may put themselves, other patients or health care providers at risk
    • Need constant supervision by an attendant - for example, because they are actively seeking to exit the unit or are at risk of falling
    • Require the use of physical restraints
    • Require medications that would limit their ability to participate in therapy sessions


    Referral

    To submit a referral, first download and complete the following form:

    ​All referrals must be sent to the Acquired Brain Injury Network (ABI Network) by fax at 416 597 7021. The network oversees referrals for all ABI rehabilitation facilities within the Greater Toronto Area and sends referrals to facilities based on the patient's choice.

    Once we receive your referral from the ABI Network, our program service coordinator will review the referral. We will contact the referral source to confirm the admission date and provide information about the patient's stay.


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