Limerick Resource Centre
Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABI Ireland) is the leading provider of community based neuro-rehabilitation services for people who have acquired a brain injury. It enables people between the ages of 18 and 65 with an acquired brain injury to live an independent life by providing them with a supportive living environment. ABI Ireland follows the bio-psychosocial model of service which recognises that biological, psychological, and social factors and their complex interactions must all be considered to ensure successful rehabilitation. There are four strands to the service offered by ABI Ireland:
- Residential Neuro-Rehabilitation Service: In ABI Ireland residences in Limerick city, four people live together in a safe environment where they are respected, empowered and supported by staff on a 24/7 basis. Each resident has his or her own bedroom but shares kitchen, living and dining facilities. Residents are empowered to engage in their own personal care, cookery, and home management, personal and household finance and are encouraged to go out into the community to access local facilities
- Community Rehabilitation Outreach Services: These focus on improvement of functional skills, health and medical management and teaching alternatives to behaviours that interfere with a person’s functioning and rehabilitative progress. The service supports people in their own homes and in their local community.
- Psychology Services : The psychological impact of an acquired brain injury on an individual and his or her family is often severe and wide ranging. Psychological services can include assessment, individual counselling and psychotherapy, family therapy, relationship counselling and support groups which are targeted at the needs of both individuals and families experiencing ABI.
- Family Support Services: ABI Ireland recognises that the family also lives with the acquired brain injury and that family members need support themselves in order to be able to support their loved one.
Target group: People between the ages of 18 and 65 with an acquired brain injury
Eligibility: Primary diagnosis of ABI, aged 18 to 65, medically stable, no active addiction issues
Referral: Referrals are made on ABI Ireland Referral Form available on ABI Ireland website at: https://www.abiireland.ie/services/accessing-our-services/ The Referral Form must be completed by a health professional.
Contact details: Alan O’Connell
Geographical remit: North Tipperary and Co.s Clare & Limerick.
Monday – Friday, 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.