At Dale Brain Injury Services we provide a continuum of high quality, client-centered services to persons affected by an acquired brain injury. By providing services that are accessible, evidence-based and responsive to the changing needs of our clients, our community, and our partners, DBIS supports individuals to maximize their strengths and live healthy, meaningful lives.
We build futures.
DBIS Definition of Person-Centred Support
Person-centred support sees clients as equal partners in planning, developing and assessing supports and services to make sure they are most appropriate for their needs. It involves putting clients and their families at the heart of all decisions and ensuring that they are fully informed.
Person-centred support aims to be user focused, promote independence and autonomy, provide choice and control, ensure clients are treated with dignity and respect, and be based on a collaborative team philosophy.
Person-centred support involves:
- Compassion/listening, dignity and respect – these are the essential foundation for the greater involvement of people in their own care and the building of relationships.
- Shared decision making- this requires the involvement of clients as equal partners in their support services.
- Provides opportunities for clients to continually grow and develop
- Collective client and public involvement – this is about involving people in decisions about the design and delivery of services and responding to their feedback.
What is a brain injury?
Brain Injury is a term used to describe damage to the brain which can occur from trauma or disease.
Many traumatic injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries and assaults.
Brain injuries can also occur as a result of disease, tumours, strokes, and cardiac arrest.
Brain injuries can result in observable disabilities, but the profound effect on intellectual functioning may not be readily apparent. Intellectual, emotional, speech, and behavioural problems are often prolonged and can affect the individual and family more than the related physical disability.
Recovery from brain injury ranges from total dependence to total independence, depending upon the type and severity of the injury.