C. Working with services  Next k)

i) Key messages summary

n) Pathways for life after an ABI (including rehab, moving into community, etc)

Unique individuals mean that service pathways are unique. At the same time staff need to be aware of typical service pathways; local barriers to pathways and strategies for dealing with pathway barriers.

o) Part of a team - who's who - including accessing specialist assessments

Working with a person with an acquired brain injury often means being part of a team. It is important to understand everyone's role. There can be different teams at different stages in the process: acute care staff and family and friends; rehabilitation team; community living team.

o) Working with the services network

The services network of people with ABI is imperfect. There are some great parts. There are good parts. There are missing parts. The primary drivers for working with the services network are:

  • What are the person with ABI's goals?
  • What does the person with ABI want in order to achieve their goals?

The approach is: Do what it takes - to meet the goals of the person with the ABI
The priorities for services are:

  • Generalist services where possible
  • Disability services where necessary
  • Specialist ABI services where necessary.



ii) Summary: Graphic

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