Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Life Supports ABI Rehabilitation Service is committed to providing specialist rehabilitation in the home or community to those affected by ABI. Rehabilitation is focused on providing practical support to help our clients to pursue their interests, achieve their goals and move towards a meaningful and satisfying life.

Changes to physical, behavioural and thinking abilities resulting from ABI can make it difficult to fulfil meaningful life roles or carry out previously enjoyable leisure activities. A person may have difficulty running the house and looking after the needs of a family due to memory problems or slowed thinking. The demands of a previous job may be overwhelming following ABI, as a result of planning and problem solving difficulties. An individual may have real difficulty maintaining relationships and a social life due to communication or behavioural problems. These challenges can be difficult too for the family, as they struggle to support each other and the person with ABI.

At Life Supports, members of our rehabilitation team work with clients to maximise their independence in whatever tasks or roles they choose to fulfill. Together with the client and their family, we identify the activities and roles that are of most importance to them. Based on this, we help clients achieve their goals by using their strengths, finding ways of working around difficulties, and learning how to manage ongoing problems. As such the client is supported to return to previous roles or find new roles that are fulfilling, purposeful and life-enhancing.

We specialise in the following areas:

• Community Integration
• Social Engagement
• Parenting Support
• Return to Work
• Return to Study

Our Approach

The underlying goal of Life Supports ABI Rehabilitation Service is to support people with ABI to maximise emotional wellbeing and functional independence in all aspects of their lives.
Integral to our approach is:

• Focusing on an individual's strengths in addressing the affects of ongoing impairment
• Identification of personally meaningful life roles, settings and activities as the primary context for rehabilitation
• Recognition of the critical role of family, carers and significant others as facilitators of the rehabilitation process
• Striving to maximise levels of independence
• A commitment to collaborative assessment and intervention

We offer home based and community appointments throughout Melbourne and surrounding areas.

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