An appalling lack of neuro rehabilitation services is devastating thousands of brain injury survivors and their families across the country who are left merely to exist. Persistent service gaps mean that brain injury survivors face a lottery to access neuro-rehabilitation services in Ireland. A severe lack of statutory investment in home and community rehabilitation services and residential rehabilitation has resulted in:
- significant waiting lists for brain injury survivors across the country
- delayed discharges from both acute hospitals and the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH)
- inappropriate placement of young brain injury survivors in nursing homes
Our number one strategic priority is to create equal access to neuro-rehabilitation services nationwide. We are particularly focused on the persistent gaps in the West and parts of the eastern seaboard between now and 2024.
Development of our services across the country will:
- free up acute beds in hospitals
- save time and money across the health system by improving the flow of brain injury survivors from hospital to home
- result in better health outcomes for thousands of brain injury survivors.
- decrease caregiver burden
Number of clients: 588
Our Case Managers are brain injury experts who act as a single point of contact providing a clear pathway and linkages to the variety of services to support a person’s transition from hospital to home.
Home and Community
Number of clients: 282
Our Rehabilitation Assistants deliver one-to-one neuro-rehabilitation to support individuals with their rehabilitation goals at home and integrate back into their community and family life.
Number of clients: 212
Our clubhouse day services provide vital peer support, group rehabilitation and cognitive rehabilitation to enhance independence and encourage learning new skills.
Number of beds: 4
Our transitional living service is a bridge for brain injury survivors to prepare to return to independent living. It provides intensive rehabilitation and support in a residential setting Monday to Friday from 6 weeks up to 6 months.
Number of beds: 79
Our unique neuro-rehabilitation residential homes provide long-term tailored rehabilitation and support to 4-5 residents in a house to maximise their independence in a safe and homely place on a 24/7 basis.
Our family services deliver support nationally through case management, family therapy, parenting skills training, carer training and peer support groups.
Our priorities for investment in 2020 and beyond
The policy context
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Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is a business name of Peter Bradley Foundation Limited. Company No. 334659 Reg Charity No. CHY 14289