If you or a loved one has experienced a severe brain injury or stroke and are medically stable, no longer receiving therapy in a hospital or in an outpatient setting and require daily care or supervision, you may be eligible for services at ARBI.

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Eligibility Criteria

ARBI works closely with Alberta Health Services’ Calgary Brain Injury Program (CBIP) and also receives referrals directly from health care providers and families. ARBI’s intake team gathers the individual’s medical history and arranges a screening assessment to confirm eligibility.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ARBI’S ON-SITE PROGRAM

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Diagnosed with moderate to severe acquired brain injury, including stroke within the past 2 years
  • Requires daily care and supervision
  • Determined medically stable by a physician
  • No longer participating in active rehabilitation delivered directly by a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist or respiratory therapist
  • Resides within the boundaries of Calgary or surrounding areas
  • Is in need of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation program
  • Ready for a slower-stream rehabilitation program
  • Has functional goals related to participation in the context of their residence or community
  • Has the endurance required to participate in a therapeutic program
  • Has a support person(s) willing and able to assist with the facilitation of rehabilitation as per therapist recommendations

EXCLUSION CRITERIA

  • Hospital inpatient (including transition units)
  • Has congenital/development problems not considered to be an acquired brain injury (e.g. cerebral palsy, developmental delay, down syndrome)
  • Has a progressive disorder/disease not considered to be an acquired brain injury (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease)
  • Client or support person(s) behaves in a manner inconducive to a therapeutic environment
  • Demonstrates behaviours that put themselves or others at risk (physical or verbal)

Referral to ARBI

You must have a referral to access ARBI’s programs and services. We accept referrals from health care professionals and community agencies, as well as self-referrals and family/caregiver referrals. Prior to contacting ARBI, please review the eligibility criteria to ensure ARBI is the appropriate agency.

Application Process

  1. Contact ARBI via phone (403.242.7116) or email (info@arbi.ca) to discuss your situation with our intake coordinator prior to submitting an application.
  2. If advised to proceed with the application, complete the application and consents forms below.
  3. Submit forms by:
    Email: info@arbi.ca
    Mail: 3412 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary, AB T3C 3A4
    Fax: 403.242.7478 Attn: New Referral
  4. ARBI will review the application and contact the client/family to arrange an intake meeting.

* Note: The application below is only for clients NOT being referred through the Calgary Brain Injury Program (CBIP).

Journey to Recovery

A infographic of the journey to recovery with ARBI
A infographic of the journey to recovery with ARBI