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Comparison of People with ABI Living in Two Accommodation Settings: Shared Supported Accommodation and Residential Aged Care

Winkler, Dianne, Farnworth, Louise, Sloan, Sue, Brown, Ted, Callaway, Libby,

Academic Literature

2010

The aims of this article are twofold: (1) to describe the characteristics, support needs and level of community inclusion of people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) living in shared accommodation in Victoria and (2) to compare the characteristics, support needs, social contact, community integration and leisure participation of this group with a group of people with ABI under 50 years old living in residential aged care (RAC) reported in a previous study. Information was gathered from managers. Results indicated that the shared supported accommodation service (SSA) group required a similar level of support to the comparison group of people with ABI living in RAC, but went outside, participated in community based leisure activities, and visited friends significantly more often. There was no significant difference between the two groups in the frequency of visits to the facility from relatives or friends.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Brain Impairment

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Housing and the built environment, Health and wellbeing

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