In 1997, the Ministry of Health asked Parkwood Hospital to prepare a proposal for the development of a short-term residential program to meet the needs of persons over the age of 16 with an acquired brain injury and moderate to severe behaviour problems. In 1998, the Ministry approved the Parkwood proposal and in 1999, the Board of Directors of St. Joseph's Health Care London demonstrated their strong commitment to the project by dedicating funds to the construction of a free-standing, home-like facility on the grounds of Parkwood Hospital. The first program participants were admitted in August 2001.
The five bed residential component of the Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation Program serves participants with an acquired brain injury and high care needs including significant behavioural problems and/or cognitive and mental health issues that severely interfere with their ability to benefit from traditional rehabilitation programs or community reintegration.
The typical length of stay varies from four to six weeks for an assessment and, depending on participant needs and goals, longer for treatment stays.
- one-to-one staffing ratios
- a full range of rehabilitation services
- education and training support for families/caregivers and community service providers
- individual treatment planning to meet participants' needs and goals
- a comprehensive rehabilitation program which includes a balance of activities of daily living, therapies, leisure and recreational pursuits
- individualized plan to transition to the community
Our catchment area encompasses the 10 counties of Southwestern Ontario: Bruce, Essex, Elgin, Grey, Huron, Kent, Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford, Perth.
Our outreach program, working in partnership with local service providers, offers community-based behavioural assessment, consultation, support, training and education to survivors, their families and providers.
For more information about the Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation Centre, please contact:
Anne-Marie Kap, Social Worker
Phone: 519 685-4000 ext. 42941
Fax: 519 685-4557