Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Services

Interior Health Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Services has adopted the World Health Organization definition of acquired brain injury: Damage to the brain, which occurs after birth and is not related to a congenital or a degenerative disease. These impairments may be temporary or permanent and cause partial or functional disability or psychosocial maladjustment (Geneva 1996).

What services are available?

Interior Health ABI Services help adults living in the community who are 19 to 64 years old and have a documented brain injury, as defined above. ABI services also help families, caregivers, and staff in supporting individuals with brain injury and in understanding and managing the changes to their family that may occur after brain injury.

ABI services provide the following:

  • assessment and rehabilitation planning/consultation 
  • coordination of services to ensure a holistic approach to rehabilitation and support 
  • assistance in goal-based community integration and skill development 
  • information about acquired brain injury 
  • training and education to service providers working with patients with ABI

As part of an overall case management approach to supporting individuals with brain injury to live as optimally independent as possible, the ABI service case coordinator facilitates referrals to outpatient and community rehabilitation, and community support services.  These services may include:

  • Neuropsychological assessment 
  • Occupational therapy 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Psychological and counselling services 
  • Home support services 
  • Social support programs and agencies
  • Speech language pathology services
  • Day programs
  • Drop-in programs
  • Life skills
  • Mental health resources
  • Recreational programs

Address / Contact Info

Capri Health Centre
1835 Gordon Dr, Ste 118 Kelowna, BCV1Y 3H4
Capri Centre Mall, first floor

Phone Numbers

Office : (250) 980-1400
Fax : (250) 980-1501

Amenities

Accessibility features: fully accessible

Service Details

Geographic areas served: British Columbia, Central Okanagan, Kelowna
Languages spoken: English

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This program was last updated on 03 Dec 2016.