Persons who have sustained a severe acquired brain injury (ABI) may experience social isolation and place significant burden on family members due to impairments and challenging behaviours that prevent survivors from living independently. The ABI day program provides social and educational activities, and community outings. We also provide community case management to clients and families, overnight respite, and consultation with a physiatrist.
COTA Health, a key program partner, provides program development and case management services. Referrals come through the Toronto ABI Network.
The program also gives support to caregivers. This includes linking caregivers to community services, education on managing challenging behaviours, and availability of one respite bed for client overnight stays to give caregivers time to recharge.
The ABI Adult Day Program operates 5 days per week from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Each client attends 1-2 days per week for about six months. Participants bring their lunch, and the program provides light snacks.
Program activities support participants’ goals, enhance their strengths, and enable them to learn new skills. Groups address issues that challenge ABI clients and their families. Activities and sessions focus on recreational activities, social support, and skills training.
This program is funded by the Toronto Central LHIN. To download a brochure for this service, click here.
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Program participants are at least 18 years old; have moderate to severe acquired brain injury; are medically stable; are currently living in, or preparing to return to, the community; and have a family physician. They may also have challenging behaviours and/or physical disabilities. West Park’s setting is barrier-free.
Any caregiver, professional, or client can make a referral to the ABI Adult Day Program through the Toronto ABI Network.
If you would like more information about the ABI Adult Day Program, please contact Pam Madan-Sharma at 416-243-3600, ext. 4135 or Pamela.Madan-Sharma@westpark.org.
For two of the program’s five days each week, West Park provides wheelchair accessible transportation to and from the client’s home in the area between Highway 401, Yonge Street, Islington Avenue, and Lake Ontario. The program also welcomes clients outside these boundaries if they have their own transportation.
For information on the closest Toronto Transit Commission route to West Park, please call 416-393-4636. For Wheel-Trans information, call 416-393-4636 or visit www.ttc.ca.