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Individuals must satisfy the following criteria for program acceptance:

ARBI Eligibility/Exclusion Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for ARBI On-Site Program

  • 16 years of age or older
  • diagnosed with moderate-severe acquired brain injury including stroke* (*acquired brain injury means damage to the brain which occurs after birth and is not related to congenital or degenerative disease)
  • requires daily care and supervision
  • determined medically stable by a physician
  • no longer participating in active rehabilitation delivered directly by PT, OT, SLP, RT
  • resides within the boundaries of Calgary and 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 home/residence or community
  • has the endurance required to participate in a therapeutic program (2.5 hours) assisted by volunteer
  • demonstrating behaviours that do not place themselves or others at risk (physical or verbal)

Exclusion Criteria

  • Are hospitals inpatients (including Transitions Units)
  • Have congenital/development problems not considered acquired brain injury (e.g. cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Down’s Syndrome, etc.)
  • Have a progressive process/disease not considered an acquired brain injury (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, dementing processes, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and similar movement disorders, etc.)

Referral to ARBI

Family members, guardians, health care professionals or community agencies refer individuals to ARBI.

Note: Health care providers must contact Calgary Brain Injury Program (CBIP) before referring

Prior to Contacting ARBI:
  • Review the eligibility criteria to ensure ARBI is the appropriate agency
Contact ARBI:
  • Via phone or email. ARBI staff will ask questions to confirm that the individual meets eligibility criteria
  • ARBI staff will provide the Client Application Form and consent forms to obtain medical history. You may also download the Client Application Form and Consent Forms below
Complete and submit forms
  • Send completed forms to ARBI in person, by fax (403) 242-7478, e-mail or post
  • ARBI requests and reviews medical/rehabilitation information
Intake meeting
  • A member of our staff meets with the individual and family either at their home, at the care centre, or at ARBI
  • An Intake Meeting is conducted by ARBI staff with the purpose of sharing information about ARBI program and receiving information about clients/family’s needs and goals regarding rehabilitation
  • After the Intake Meeting a decision will be made regarding future plans in rehabilitation

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