Vista Centre News & Events
It is my pleasure to share with you today details concerning the 11th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Day.
Brain Injury Awareness Day offers a unique and valuable opportunity for survivors, family members, health care and legal professionals as well as the community to spend a day together to learn, network and refresh their commitment to improve the quality of life of those affected by brain injury. Through the continued generous support of our sponsors, this conference has been offered at no charge! More than 200 people attend this inspiring event.
Teams consisting of clients, family member/significant others, staff members and community professionals work together as an integrated team to provide a holistic approach to support the client. Intervention/support is provided in the least intrusive way and is based on the principles of empowerment and facilitation to ensure an optimum level of personal control and self esteem is achieved by each individual.
VCBIS provides lifelong support to persons with an acquired brain injury through the use of a Community-Based Living Model. This model focuses on each client living within a community environment, accessing generic services, both of a professional/supportive (such as community health care) and personal (e.g., grocery shopping) nature. VCBIS's support efforts include assisting people to overcome impairments within their living environment and while in the community. Rehabilitation efforts include compensatory strategies, such as behaviour management and restorative efforts, such as short-term memory improvement.
By using the community-based living model in conjunction with a clinical approach that incorporates an eclectic use of intervention strategies, as discussed below, Vista Centre is well equipped to support persons with an acquired brain injury who experience moderate to severe behavioural challenges. All needs, requirements, and special considerations are identified within the Individual Support Plan, a document that provides a holistic rehabilitation and maintenance plan.
For information on the model: Whatever it Takes: A Model for Community-based Services