Recipient of the 2020 REHABILITATION COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Abilities Rehabilitation & Counselling Services
REHABILITATION COMPANY OF THE YEAR
The team at Abilities Rehabilitation Services is thrilled to be nominated for Ontario Brain Injury Association’s Rehabilitation Company of the Year for 2020. OBIA is dedicated to making a real difference for those who contend with acquired brain injury and is an indispensable educational resource for clients and practitioners alike. We are thus honoured by the nomination and wish to thank our colleagues for considering us worthy of this recognition.
For over twenty years, we at Abilities Rehabilitation Services have been committed to helping our brain injured clients surmount problems that have had such an unwanted impact and to assist them in regaining a meaningful and purposeful life. It is a difficult journey for our clients, with many challenges along the way. To rise to these challenges, our clients need education, specialized clinical assessment and treatment, and a caring understanding of the difficulties they face. At Abilities, our goal is to provide this care.
Sue Cook, occupational therapist, established Abilities Rehabilitation Services in 2000, focusing on providing quality care for clients struggling with brain injuries and the emotional difficulties that so often accompany them. Over the years our company has grown to now over thirty dedicated clinical practitioners. Abilities today provides services in the fields of neuropsychology, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work, psychotherapy, speech-language pathology, and nutritional counselling. We provide services in several languages to adults, teens, and children. The therapists at Abilities are committed to ongoing education, evidence-based practice, and objective evaluation of outcomes. Marshalling all these resources serves our aim to maximize client benefit and rehabilitation. Abilities Rehabilitation Services has offices with a clinic based in Midland, Ontario, and satellite operations in northern Ontario, Windsor, Kingston, and Ottawa. Our therapists are familiar with the local services and facilities in these regions of the province and co-ordinate with them in providing care.
Our clients have sustained their Injuries in variety of ways: in motor vehicle collisions, and accidents in the workplace, home, and community. We also see Veterans who have been injured in their military service for our country. We at Abilities have expertise in dealing with medical-legal issues, testimony in Court, and procedures involved with such support services provided by organizations such as WSIB and Veterans Affairs.
A core value at Abilities is giving back to the community. Our commitment to helping our brain injured community extends beyond clinical practice. We know that many people in our health system do not qualify for needed assistance. Our staff volunteer for local brain injury support group activities, donate their time to complete cognitive assessments for seniors, have served on boards of local brain injury associations, and participate in fundraising.
All of us at Abilities share a common purpose – to provide high quality rehabilitation to those who have sustained a brain injury and to work with our clients toward a better, more satisfying and rewarding life.
For more information about Abilities Rehabilitation Services please visit www.abilitiesrehab.ca.