Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare’s Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program located in the Dr. Fouad Tayfour Regional Rehabilitation Centre (Tayfour Building), Casgrain is a community-based service for individuals who have sustained a brain injury. The program is made up of professionals who specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing difficulties as a result of an acquired brain injury. Your ABI healthcare team may include those specializing in psychiatry, physiatry, neuropsychology, occupational therapy, and social work.
The ABI program is for any individual who has sustained a mild to moderate brain injury, is 16 years of age or older, resides in Windsor-Essex County, and has experienced problems with cognition, behaviours, emotions, and daily living.
Concerned family members and caregivers, Service Providers, and other individuals with a desire for information on acquired brain injury are also welcome to participate in the ABI Program.
What is an acquired brain injury?
An acquired brain injury is an injury to the brain structure resulting from:
- Trauma such as:
- Motor vehicle collisions, assaults, falls, sports injury, workplace injury.
- Illness such as:
- Brain tumour, encephalitis, meningitis, metabolic encephalopathies, ruptured aneurysm.
- Other neurological cases if disabilities are similar to traumatic brain injury.
The goals of the ABI program are to maximize your level of functioning and to promote the best possible care for individuals who have sustained a brain injury through a number of services including assessments and consultations, neuropsychology, occupational therapy, social work, concussion clinic, support groups, education on resources, and more.
Referrals to the ABI Program must be made by a physician or nurse practitioner.
ABI services at HDGH are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Services are provided without direct costs upon presentation of a valid OHIP card.
Upon arrival to HDGH please present to the Central Registration Department, prior to proceeding to your appointment. Central Registration is located within the main entrance, across from the Courtyard Café.
Please arrive 15 min before your appointment in order to allow enough time to register.
Acquired Brain Injury
Casgrain Wing, 3rd floor
1453 Prince Road,
Windsor, ON N9C 3Z4
519.257.5111 ext. 75458
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.