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Community Rehabilitation Program - For Acquired Brain Injury

Gold Coast Health Rehabilitation Programs aim to increase functional capacity and optimise quality of life. They may include:

  • Individual assessment
  • Exercise sessions
  • Intervention
  • Self management programs
  • Education Involvement is time limited, up to 12 weeks, with follow up as required.
The Community Rehabilitation Program for acquired brain injury:
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Brain tumour
  • Hypoxic brain injury
  • Infection
  • Other neurological conditions (excluding dementia and spinal cord injury)
Staffing: All programs are proudly supported by Gold Coast Health, and have a specialist multi-disciplinary team available to assess each patient as appropriate, including: Dietetics/nutrition, doctors, exercise physiology, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, psychology, social work and welfare officer.
  • 18 years and older; with health related issues whose health outcomes will be improved by the provision of specialist multidisciplinary programs;
  • Australian residents with Medicare Card (patients without Medicare Cards will be required to pay for service);
  • Patients receiving HACC home support and maintenance services PRIOR to an acute admission to hospital are entitled to the immediate reinstatement of the HACC services they were receiving prior to admission following discharges. If the patient requires additional specialist nursing or allied health services post discharge this must be provided by the GCHSD.
At the conclusion of programs, the patient will be referred to appropriate community or primary care agencies for maintenance and support if required.

Suitable for


Target Groups

  • Mental Health

Services Provided

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HACC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: A frail older person with a moderate to severe disability, a younger person with a moderate to severe disability, or a carer for either of the above persons; requiring support to be more independent at home and in the community, thereby enhancing their quality of life and/or preventing their inappropriate admission to long term residential care (Australian Government, Department of Health and Ageing 11/1/06)

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