ARBI reaches out into the community to support brain injury survivors
The Outreach program offers personalized rehabilitation programs, for people with severe brain injury and stroke, carried out in their place of residence or in their community.
ARBI’s Outreach Rehabilitation Program is designed for people who:
- Are waiting to access the On-site program
- Cannot access our On-site program due to individual circumstances
- Wish to do their program in a community setting
- Have completed the On-site program
- Live in an Alberta community other than Calgary
- May not meet the criteria for the On-site program
The Outreach program is modeled after the On-site program and carried out in the individual’s place of residence. Volunteers are not recruited for the Outreach program as ARBI is unable to provide the same support and training offered in the On-site program. A consistent family member or private support worker hired by the family is trained to implement the program.
Rehabilitation Worker and Outreach Assistant (Pilot Project)
With the addition of two new support positions to the Outreach team, ARBI is able to decrease the wait time for survivors wanting to start a program. The ARBI Rehabilitation Worker and the Outreach Assistant position enable survivors earlier access to services. Additionally, ARBI is able to provide more programming for clients, and increased support and follow-up for individual programming in the community.