Brain Injury Services
REM Iowa’s Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Services include a growing array of rehabilitation services and community-based supports to assist people who have sustained acquired or traumatic brain injuries. All of our programs are individually tailored to help the participant or consumer live as independently as possible and enjoy a full and productive life.
Upon admission, a trans-disciplinary team of experienced professionals, develops an individualized Plan of Care that reflects the individual’s strengths and interests, as well as the interests of families and other key constituents. This plan focuses the team on the accomplishment of real-life outcome goals and includes the objectives, interventions and personal supports that will be needed to improve functional skills and promote successful community reintegration after the injury.
REM Iowa’s strength in providing ABI Services rests in its unique ability to offer a full array of professional assistance to persons with brain injuries—from addressing medical complexities and providing state-of-the art functional rehabilitation to delivering ongoing community-based supports as close as possible to wherever the individual chooses to call home.
REM Iowa also offers supported living options for individuals with brain injuries. We specialize in empowering participants by offering them the opportunity to live as independently as possible and become contributing members of the community while still receiving the support they need to improve their quality of life.
In our brain injury supported living programs, we encourage participants to do as much for themselves as possible, with the knowledge and comfort that our staff is there to support them. Services and supports are designed to help individuals enhance personal awareness of strengths and limitations, and to continue to develop emotional confidence and self-worth.
Brain Injury Supported Living Program Highlights
- Providing a safe and healthy environment of support–health, physical, emotional
- Fostering autonomy, dignity, personal growth and development
- Maximizing independence in daily living
- Encouraging personal decision-making
- Achieving a balanced, productive and recreational lifestyle
- Encouraging active family participation
- Developing rewarding interpersonal relationships
- Achieving involvement into community life