Every client of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland receives an Individual Rehabilitation Plan (IRP). The IRP is developed by our neuro-rehabilitation teams in partnership with the person living with a brain injury. Each plan is personalised to meet individual needs and gives brain injury survivors the chance to be involved in the decisions that affect their lives and set goals that are meaningful to them. Every plan considers the current abilities and support needs of individuals living with brain injury which is important when setting objectives and developing ways to achieve these objectives. Each IRP is reviewed regularly to take account of when goals are achieved and to identify the opportunity to set new goals.
What type of goals are included in Individual Rehabilitation Plans?
- Activities of Daily Living: personal care, home management, cookery, finance, accessing local community services and support, health and safety
- Cognitive Skills: alertness, attention to the environment, orientation to time, place and person, memory, knowledge, insight, emotional control, judgement, problem solving, language, empathy and reasoning
- Social Skills: communication, appropriate behaviour, ability to take direction, social cues, use of language, social circles, judgement, perception and reasoning. It can also refer to motivation, emotional states, frustration, tolerance, impulsivity, depression, irritability, insight, awareness and self-control
- Training and Employment: the client is always assisted to enhance their rehabilitation recovery. Where possible, staff members identify work placements for people with a brain injury (ABI) and provide necessary support.
- Challenges and risks: the neuro-rehabilitation team identify any accompanying challenges or risks associated with the Individual Rehabilitation Plan (IRP).