Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured
About This Organization
ARBI is a community based non-profit organization that strives to improve the lives of individuals with severe brain injury, including stroke. The ARBI approach blends science and compassion to create hope for survivors.
We unite professionals, volunteers and caregivers throughout Alberta to provide personalized rehabilitation and community integration.
No two brain injuries are alike, just as no two people are alike. Survivors will have goals that are meaningful to them and unique to their circumstances. This is why ARBI’s service model, made of three main components, is highly successful:
- The On-site program includes both individual and group activities that range from intensive rehabilitation to social and emotional support. Depending on the severity of the injury, initial goals may vary from learning how to swallow or speak, to long-term goals that may include planning a day trip, volunteering in the community or moving back home with loved ones.
- The Outreach program offers personalized rehabilitation programs, for people with severe brain injury and stroke, carried out in their place of residence or in their community.
- Community integration and acceptance is critical to improving survivors’ self-esteem and quality of life. In the Community Integration Program, clients participate in weekly leisure or volunteer activities either individually or in groups.