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Admissions: Brain Injury Rehab

Brain Injury Rehab

The Brain Injury Rehab team serves clients aged 4 months to 18 years who require rehabilitation following an acquired brain injury. The goal of the program is to enable children and youth with brain injuries to recover as fully as possible and return to their homes, schools and communities.

Examples of Conditions:

  • Traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries
  • Anoxic brain injuries
  • Brain tumours
  • Arterio venous malformation (AVM)
  • Stroke
  • Post central nervous system infection

Criteria for Admission:

  • Rancho level 3 or higher
  • Moderate to severe physical deficits
  • Requires two or more professional services
  • Requires medical and nursing care
  • Medically stable and demonstrated readiness for rehab
  • May have cognitive or behavioural deficits

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Behavioural or active psychiatric issues (e.g. psychosis) limiting client’s ability to participate in rehab
  • Drug/alcohol dependency


Cindy Ruelens, Intake/Discharge Coordinator
Tel: 416-753-6030
E-mail: cruelens at bloorview dot ca

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