Q) What does the term Acquired Brain Injury actually mean?
The key word here is Acquired. Meaning a brain injury that has occurred as a result of an accident, illness or traumatic event. This injury then has an impact on the function of that area of the cerebrum, such as motor function, memory or speech.
Q) Is it possible to be born with an ABI?
While there are cases of children born with brain damage, those incidents are more commonly known as prenatal, perinatal or congenital injuries. The “acquired” injury here happens after birth.
Q) How do the majority of ABI incidents occur?
Acquired Brain Injuries can occur following a variety of traumatic accidents and incidents where the brain is damaged. This can happen through physical impact or a loss of oxygen. Injuries can come from assault, falls, sporting accidents and traffic collisions. In fact, over 70% of these injuries are the result of road accidents. Other causes include strokes, asphyxiation and tumours.
Q) How easy is it to receive care from Care1?
It is easy to engage our services. We have services in Sydney, regional NSW, Queensland and the ACT. Call 1300 422 731 and ask us if we can support your individual needs.
Q) Are there any age restrictions on receiving care & support from Care1?
Care1 provides a large range tailored support and care services specific to people with acquired brain injuries, including adults and children. Our care services vary depending on the nature and severity of the injury.
Q) Are care & support options from Care1 expensive?
No. Care1 can provide cost effective fee-for-service options to clients that are not funded under the NDIS or other care and support models.