Concussion and brain injury recovery benefits from symptom-based care.
Can you access care to manage the many symptoms of brain injury?
We are here to help you recover from brain injury. Whether recovering from a car accident or a ski injury, you deserve an expert team that understands the multidimensional symptoms of brain injury.
- Prioritize neurological recovery
- Build coping skills & resilience
- Act early to prevent distress
- Safely return to work/school/play
At ConsortiaCare.ca, a specialized community nursing team is here and ready to help.
That is why we act early to stabilize brain symptoms and improve psychosocial outcomes.
Our expert team aims to optimize brain functioning to help you relax at home. Brain health assessments, health coaching and exercise prescriptions are available online and in the comfort of your home.
Proactively managing symptoms can improve your recovery.
Did you know that the timing of your return to work/school/play is determined by the symptoms of brain injury?
The quicker we can stabilize the many symptoms of brain injury, the sooner you can get back to living a normal life.
It takes expert care to improve brain injury symptoms, something which a multi-disciplinary approach helps with. Headaches and nausea may be best managed by a nurse.
While headaches and nausea are common, some people also cope with balance problems, blurry vision, dizziness, light/noise sensitivity, and confusion. We proactively assess, treat and refer many post-concussive syndromes so that symptoms don’t “stack” on top of each other. This helps people relax, knowing that someone is working with them to reduce stress and improve their quality of life.
At ConsortiaCare.ca, we evaluate your symptom burden at every visit.
Our team accomplishes this by supporting you with weekly errands and chores, for example. Symptom-focused care also helps us understand your life better, so you can focus on recovering faster with less stress.
Sometimes we need to talk it out.
At times, patients report feeling angry or frustrated (which can be a symptom of brain injury in itself).
That’s why we expect anxiety and depression to develop in response to daily symptoms. We can proactively offer psychological counselling to patients (and their caregivers) as a normal part of care, or refer them to specialized providers when required.
Don’t let brain symptoms delay your recovery.
Our brain injury and concussion care includes support with:
- Pacing and activity prescription
- Neurological symptoms
- Return to school/work/play
- Cognitive rehabilitation
- Psychological support
- On-call nursing care
- Case conferencing with physician
- Care coordination & referrals
We are here to help.
* See Schedule of Health Service Fees for an itemized list of nursing fees
If you are in distress or are having a medical emergency, please instead call 9 1 1 or go to your nearest Emergency Room.
Summary for Health Professionals
|Our home-based brain injury and concussion care program…
|Provides community-based nursing care to Edmonton residents.
|Helps reduce symptom distress after brain injury.
|Helps manage psychosocial challenges that may delay or limit recovery.
|Helps improve physical functioning.
|Provides intensive rehabilitation support.
This community nursing program provides specialized home support for patients after traumatic brain injury or concussion (mTBI). Our program strives to improve brain health with professional nursing care that complements usual care. We focus primarily on improving health-related Quality of Life (HR-QoL) using a capacity coaching approach. In turn, our services help improve self-efficacy and expedite your patient’s return to life, school, work, or play.
Our community nursing services are built around your patient’s financial resources. We typically seek direct coverage for community services via provincial and private health insurance plans. Our clinical team also collaborates with primary and specialty care teams to deliver evidence-based therapies within the patient’s home. In this way, our community-based team can help reduce health-system utilization and improve recovery after brain injury/mTBI.
Evidence-based therapies form an important part of our care. We frequently address health-system gaps and improve access to brain injury rehabilitation services in Edmonton. In addition to effective health support, this specialized program provides cognitive, functional, and psychosocial rehabilitation to complement a patient’s existing treatment for brain injury or concussion.
Limitations & Exclusions
We do not provide emergency care. If your patient is experiencing any sudden or unexpected change, please do not refer them to a community-based nursing program. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) should be activated for any urgent neurological concerns, or the patient should be immediately referred to their closest Emergency Department.
Unique Features & Benefits
- We provide symptom-based care for recovery after brain injury and concussion (mTBI).
- We developed a specialized community program to help patients recover at home.
- We identify what is possible for brain injury rehabilitation using evidence-based strategies.
- We work closely with other health professionals and community health services to mobilize the best possible team to enhance recovery after brain injury.
Why not call our clinical team to discuss how you are living after traumatic brain injury? Get in touch when you need help, and let us look into options for brain injury rehabilitation in Edmonton, Alberta.
Other care options are also available in the Edmonton area.
There are other options for brain injury recovery in Edmonton. In many cases, other services could be a better fit for your particular health needs.
Other care options in Edmonton include: *
AHS Continuing Care Access provides access to publicly funded home care in the Edmonton area.
Health Link Alberta (811) provides free navigation, health advice and referral to provincial health services.
Brain Care Centre provides community and social support to Edmonton residents after a brain injury,
* ConsortiaCare.ca provides links to external providers to help Edmonton residents select the best possible service for their health condition and is not affiliated with them.