- Individual support, advocacy, and case management
- Group Support
- Family Support
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Brain injury means change. It means challenges. It also means learning and growth.
The invisibility of a brain injury can be really tough.
Who exactly does BVBIA staff work with?
- Some of our clients struggle to meet basic needs: others are high-functioning members of the community that are coping and living with brain injury.
- Some of our clients have had their lives turned completely upside-down: others have experienced a small but significant disruption.
- Some of our clients engage on a regular basis; some engage once in a while when they need support.
- Some of our clients' injuries are in their distant past: others are very recent.
- Some of our clients prefer to stay connected over years and years: others touch base with us once or twice and then move on.
Do I have to have a doctor's diagnosis of a concussion or a brain injury to talk to you?
No. If you identify with a few of the symptoms on the list, we invite you to give us a call.
What sort of client service work has BVBIA done?
We have (including but not limited to):
- Helped access basic needs such as housing, food, clothing, a doctor, utilities, etc.
- Assisted clients with complex systems (appealing a WorkSafe BC wage loss claim; apply for PWD status; accessed funding based on their individual circumstances, i.e. CPP, OAS, GIS, First Nations Health Authority, BCMSP; liase with client extended health plan providers).
- Referred out and connected clients with other agencies (Work BC, Mental Health and Addictions, Northern Health Home and Community Care, professional counsellors, occupational therapy, speech and language pathologists).
- Provided emotional support (coping with family and work demands, how to be with friends post-injury, how to come to terms with the current reality of the injury).
- Information about recovery and support during the recovery process.
- Referrals for neuropsychological assessments.