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Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Services
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is a complex and often misunderstood area of care and carries a distinct set of challenges.
It can be difficult for those who have suffered an ABI as well as those around them, to cope with the impact that this may have on their lives. Care1 staff are highly trained and experienced in delivering care and help to clients with an Acquired Brain Injury and their families. Our ABI services may include, rehabilitation, following an accident or stroke, personal or attendant care and behavioural assistance.
Care1 are passionate about helping people and their families through range of personalised therapy services to enhance their quality of life by offering extra support in navigating through these challenges. We are also a leading provider of disability services in Sydney, NSW, QLD and the ACT.
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.
Care1 employs trained and experienced disability support workers, familiar with low to profound disability care needs.
Care1 can supply staff to support a range of community-based models including community access, in-home respite, community respite and centre based care and support.
We have a passionate and caring team who enjoy supporting the elderly in our community. Our aged care workers are experienced and sensitive to the changing needs and complex care requirements of the elderly.