Caregiver Support

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Support Across the Whole Family

A traumatic brain injury (TBI), or stroke, impacts more than the survivor. It impacts the entire family. Often families experience a wide range of responses after a stroke or TBI because their lives have been forever changed. There is a significant need for longer-term support as clients and their families reconnect into their lives and their communities.

Neuropsychology Support
ARBI’s neuropsychologist works with our clients, caregivers, and staff to address the cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioural consequences of brain injury or stroke. Our neuropsychologist assesses the client’s abilities to process information and respond in an appropriate manner. Additionally, the individual’s emotional and social wellbeing are evaluated, and they are provided with recommendations to help them successfully reintegrate into the community.

Social Worker
ARBI’s social worker provides constant support and is involved with our clients and their caregivers from the intake process through to their discharge. This creates a safe and collaborative environment for clients and their families to share, learn, grow and find hope as they overcome the many challenges that lie ahead. Our dedicated social worker:

  • Provides supportive counseling to clients and caregivers
  • Connects clients and caregivers to resources in the community
  • Strengthens partnerships within the brain injury community support network
  • Collaborates on client treatment plans, discharge planning, and general well-being

Every client and every family deserves to have hope for the future.

We believe that each client and family that comes through ARBI’s doors have their own unique sources of strength and healing potential. With support, our hope is to help them understand that there can be life after a traumatic brain injury.

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LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH & DISABILITY

Acquired brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability for Canadians under 35.

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11,000 PEOPLE

Every year in Canada, over 11,000 people die as a result of a traumatic brain injury.

“I call ARBI the place of grace—a warm and welcoming sanctuary of help, hope, acceptance and respect. The talented, gifted and exceptional staff and volunteers provide the very best therapy with compassion, kindness, understanding and expertise. Each client receives therapy specifically tailored to their needs. This extends not only to the clients but also to their families. Derek was so lost inside himself but shortly after beginning his therapy at ARBI he gained self-confidence and pride.

ARBI is always there for their clients and families even after the client has graduated from the On-Site Program. We have never been forgotten. ARBI has reached out to us numerous times and continues to do so. The Community Integration Program (CIP) is invaluable and provides the client with wonderful opportunities to further their growth and abilities. Derek enjoys his yoga, exercise and art classes immensely and looks forward to them every week. He feels a sense of pride and accomplishment.

ARBI has our very deepest appreciation and gratitude for their dedication and hard work. They have greatly enhanced our lives and continue to do so six years after graduation. Thank you, ARBI, for all you do and all you have done for us.”

Dixie, Wife of Derek (ARBI Client)