Acquired Brain Injury
ABI Partnership Project
The Acquired Brain Injury Partnership Project is an innovative
partnership between Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and the
Saskatchewan Ministry of Health and is recognized around the world. The
Partnership develops and implements services and supports for persons with
acquired brain injuries and their families.
Our goal is to provide individual and family support to people with
acquired brain injury so that they may live successfully in their communities
with improved quality of life. There are currently 36 programs, including three
provincial outreach teams that provide ongoing service and support to
The ABI Regional Coordinator engages
in community development and case management activities to facilitate
successful community reintegration of individuals with ABI.
Support groups for ABI survivors
and/or their family are offered in North Battleford, Lloydminster, and Meadow
What is an Acquired Brain Injury?
An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is a result of damage to the brain (including stroke) or of illness to the brain. Acquired Brain injuries have devastating effects on physical, cognitive and behavioural aspects of a person's life.
Injuries affect the survivor; this changes family roles, relationships and goals. Often survivors and their families require support throughout the recovery process and beyond.
Who Can Access ABI Services?
- Individuals who are residents of former Prairie North Health Region boundaries. (Residents can access similar service through ABI Outreach teams and Regional Coordinators closer to their home communities. Please refer to ABI partnership website www.abipartnership.sk.ca )
- Applicants who have a diagnosis of an acquired brain injury shown on diagnostic imaging such as CT scan or MRI. (Individuals who have congenital brain injury due to illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis, Developmental Delay, or Alzheimer's Disease, or other progressive conditions, will not be considered for the ABI Program.)
How Do You Make A Referral?
The ABI Program accepts referrals from brain injury survivors or their families. The program also accepts referrals from physicians, rehabilitation programs, professionals or community agencies.
For more information or to make a referral, please contact:
ABI Regional Coordinator
Prairie North Plaza
Suite 101, 4910 - 50 Street
Lloydminster, SK S9V 0Y5
Phone: 306 820-2553
You can also visit: www.abipartnership.sk.ca