Tailored Acquired Brain Injury Home Care

An acquired brain injury (ABI) refers to any injury to the brain that occurs after birth, and is not related to congenital or degenerative conditions. Common causes of ABI include traumatic brain injuries (such as those resulting from falls, car accidents, or sports injuries), strokes, tumors, infections, and a lack of oxygen to the brain (hypoxia or anoxia). The severity and effects of an ABI can vary significantly, with some individuals experiencing only mild symptoms, while others may face long-term cognitive, physical, and emotional challenges.

Since the brain is one of the most complex organs, serious outcomes can result from any damage to it. The damage to your brain may not have the ability to heal without proper attention, diagnosis, and rehabilitation, and it can quickly worsen over time. The way your brain functions can be affected by brain damage, which can have detrimental effects on the body.

Timely and appropriate care is crucial for improving outcomes and enhancing the quality of life for individuals with ABI and their families.

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Our Approach to In-Home Care

At Arcadia Home Care, we recognize that each acquired brain injury patient has unique needs, challenges, and preferences. We also understand that family members have their own concerns, needs, and financial considerations.

Our experienced nurses will help you address these questions and develop a specialized Acquired Brain Injury Home Care Plan tailored to your family's specific circumstances. Arcadia Home Care provides easy-to-use online tools and in-home reports, allowing you to monitor our services and stay informed about your loved one's care.

We also work closely with you to maximize private and publicly-funded health insurance coverage, ensuring that you receive the best possible care within your financial means.

One of the key aspects that sets us apart is our high staff retention rates. We carefully match patients with caregivers who are not only experienced and qualified but also genuinely passionate about providing exceptional care. Over the years, we have learned that the difference between good acquired brain injury care and excellent care often lies in the details.

If you're looking for a caregiver who specializes in providing personalized acquired brain injury care, contact us today to experience the difference that Arcadia Home Care can make in the lives of your loved ones.

Why Choose Arcadia Home Care?

  • Nurse-Managed Care: Our care is overseen 24/7 by professional nurses, ensuring top-notch supervision at all times.
  • Skilled and Compassionate Caregivers: Our team is trained in the Gentle Persuasive Approach, focusing on your unique pace and needs.
  • Understanding Your Journey: We recognize the importance of sensitivity to your abilities and limits, providing social engagement and emotional support that respects your individuality.

Whether you are navigating the recovery process or adjusting to new daily routines, our dedicated team is here to support every step of the way. Experience the difference with Arcadia Home Care, where your recovery and comfort are our top priorities.

Specialized Care Plans

Long Term Experienced Caregivers

Communication at Every Step

Our in-home care services for Alzheimer's and related dementia patients are tailored to each individual's unique needs, ensuring personalized care and attention.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

Personal Care

Assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting.

Medication Management

Ensuring timely administration of medications and monitoring for potential side effects.

Rehabilitation Support

Assisting with exercises and therapies designed to improve cognitive, physical, and emotional functioning.

Emotional Support

Providing companionship and emotional support to patients and their families.

Safety Supervision

Regular checks and preventative measures to reduce the risk of falls and other accidents.

Household Support

Light housekeeping duties such as cleaning, laundry, and organization.

Mobility Assistance

Helping patients with mobility, transfers, and range-of-motion exercises.

Nutrition Support

Meal planning, preparation, and assistance with eating, tailored to individual dietary needs and preferences.


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FAQs for Caregivers of Loved Ones with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Do you have personal support workers who speak other languages?

Yes, we have a diverse group of trained PSWs and Nurses who speak various languages such as Tagalog, Hindi, Farsi, Portuguese, Italian, and Mandarin, etc.

We offer services in Toronto, GTA, Brampton, Mississauga, Pickering, Markham, Vaughan, Ajax, Oshawa, Niagara, Orillia, Barrie and Thunder Bay.

Our cost is dependent on the complexity of care, the type of service, and the care plan as well as any applicable insurance coverage. An individual with more complex health care needs or an individual who cannot direct their own care will require a staff member with more knowledge and experience, and therefore the cost will be higher.

In Ontario, the former designations of health care aid, homemaker, attendant, etc., were all replaced by the category of worker known as a Personal Support Worker (PSW). PSW receives an average of six months of training – three to four months in the classroom and two months of internship or practical experience. Some receive additional training in Rehabilitation and Restorative Care and care of the person with Alzheimer's Disease. A Registered Nurse will do an initial assessment to identify risk factors, develop a Care Plan, and provide ongoing supervision for the PSW'S. Other health care professionals are employed (or requested through the local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)) as required to meet individual needs. This may include a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Foot Care Registered Nurse, or Registered Practical Nurse.

At Arcadia Home Care, we carefully assess the needs of each individual and match them with a qualified PSW, who can best meet their needs in terms of personality, language, and culture. Sometimes we will employ a student who is upgrading or retraining as a PSW but who has valuable previous experience with certification from another province or the United States. These employees include nurses, physicians, and nursing aides who have been foreign-trained.

Caring for someone with ABI involves understanding their specific needs and challenges. Implement a structured daily routine, engage in regular communication with healthcare professionals, and use adaptive tools and technologies to assist with daily activities. Educate yourself about ABI to anticipate changes in behavior and cognitive functions, ensuring a supportive environment for recovery.

Seizures and chronic pain are common in individuals with ABI and can significantly impact quality of life. Work closely with a neurologist to manage these symptoms effectively through medication, therapy, and lifestyle adjustments. Keeping a detailed symptom diary can help your healthcare provider tailor treatments that minimize these complications.

Depression is a frequent concern following ABI, often due to the drastic life changes and ongoing rehabilitation challenges. It’s important to seek professional mental health support early. Encourage open conversations about feelings, promote a healthy lifestyle, and consider support groups where your loved one can connect with others experiencing similar challenges.

Feeling stressed, worried, or frustrated is natural when caring for a loved one with ABI. Prioritize your own well-being by setting realistic goals, taking breaks, and seeking support from other family members or caregiver support groups. Practicing mindfulness and relaxation techniques can also be beneficial in managing caregiver stress.

If you’re facing delays in accessing publicly-funded care, explore alternative care options such as private therapy sessions, community-based programs, and online resources that can provide interim support. Consider consulting with a social worker who can offer guidance on navigating the healthcare system and accessing additional resources or funding.