Daily physical rehabilitation
Daily cognitive rehabilitation
Ongoing medication review and monitoring
Community work programs
Community education programs
Recreation and social outings
Ongoing support with clinical specialists
Facilitated family visits
Access and follow up to medical specialist
Ongoing medical support
Discharge planning and support
Community Rehabilitation Program
Due to the success of our residential program, and the ongoing needs of Nova Scotians with acquired brain injuries, Peter's Place launched a comprehensive Community Program in 2015. With an eye to improving self-sufficiency in every area possible, staff work inclusively with the individual suffering the ABI and their families to establish and monitor goals. Comprehensive improvement assessments are done monthly. Input is gathered by all care team partners so that necessary adjustments can be made to continue successful ongoing support. The purpose of this customizable 12-week program is to allow an individual to remain more independent in their home, with their family and stay active within their community.
All referrals to the Community Program are assessed by the program administrator. Upon acceptance, the Community Program will also include support and counselling for family members. Outreach planning is also included to assist the individual with the acquired brain injury and their family to develop a life plan.
Residential Rehabilitation Program
The residential program is designed for individuals who have already completed their hospital-based rehabilitation and would like to benefit further from our structured residential environment. The average stay in this program is approximately 12-18 months.
A referral to the residential program may be accepted from an individual, their substitute decision maker, or any person who has received consent or has been requested to make a referral by the individual.
•All referrals go through Continuing Care Intake 1-800-225-7225.
Brain Injury Recovery Centre
The first purpose-built community space in Nova Scotia for the brain injury community. The new space includes 1000sq feet for Community Rehabilitation Programs, plus a new ABI drop-in centre. The Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia (BIANS) will also operate their Metro Community Hub out of the same location.
Recognizing that there is a gap in services for individuals living with brain injuries and their family / support system, Peter’s Place will begin providing an ABI Drop-In site, including a social leisure, community integration and skill development program for individuals who are living in the community. The Drop-In site located in Dartmouth will encourage participants to develop leisure lifestyle skills, broaden their community awareness, improve self esteem and develop social relationships. Programs and activities will be designed with participant input in collaboration with our clinical team.
Please fill out the application form to participate in Drop-In Centre activities. Forms can be found under the “Forms” heading.