A coordinator, a support, a listening ear; your Case Manager is your link to ABI Ireland services and to independent living
The ABI Ireland Case Manager is a key member of the neuro-rehabilitation support team. He or she is a professional who serves as a point of contact for an individual with an acquired brain injury and his or her family.
The Case Manager provides a clear pathway for the person with the acquired brain injury from acute settings through to post-acute settings and into the community rehabilitation service. He or she is an advocate for the person living with an ABI and ensure they live as independent a life as possible by:
- Links with the Primary Care Team (PCT), the first point of contact with the HSE
- Identifies clients in hospital and acts as a bridge between them and the community. Provides links between clients and appropriate services.
- Reduces the number of clients that ‘fall through the net’ and provides services where appropriate
- Provides ongoing case management through a monitoring service /role in conjunction with the professionals involved.
- Advocates on behalf of the clients when there are service gaps.