CHIRS – Community Head Injury Resource Services
A | A | A
Client and Family Handbook
Program and Services Guide
Client Safety
Falls Prevention Program
Living Well with Brain Injury

Click here for The Brainy Bugler Newsletter


Ontario Alliance for Action on Brain Injury (OAABI)

Videos: Four common scenarios that depict the causes and consequences of an ABI


Research Paper:

Living Environments for People with Moderate to Severe Acquired Brain Injury

From: Healthcare Policy, 5(4) 2010: e120-e138

Authors: Angela Colantonio, Dana Howse, Bonnie Kirsh, Teresa Chiu, Rachel Zulia and Charissa Levy

Objective: This study examines the issue of living environments for persons with acquired brain injury (ABI), with the aim of identifying factors that enable or act as barriers to appropriate living environments.

Method: A qualitative study involving 31 semi-structured interviews conducted with 56 key informants representing various relevant sectors: institutional, community, residential and non-residential, consumer/advocacy and government/policy from six regions in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Results: The study identified such barriers as lack of ABI-specific facilities, beds and trained staff and a poorly coordinated system in many areas, with long wait lists for specialized residential settings. Clients with ABI need individualized treatment, making development of a standardized model of care difficult, particularly for those with co-morbid conditions. Solutions such as more flexible options for clients and better trained staff emerged.

Conclusions: The study presents solutions to challenges and limitations in addressing appropriate living environments for persons with ABI.

Home | About CHIRS | About Our Services | Donations | Contact Us | Terms of Use

© 2010. All rights reserved. Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS)