The Roadmap Resource

This resource is designed to take you along the often foggy road from the acute care system back to the community. There are a number of services and funding packages that may be available to you, however, there is often a disconnect between the people who need the help and those who are providing the help. This website aims to bridge this gap. However, it is important to recognise that even though there are a number of services and funding packages listed on this site, their availablity to you are not necessarily guaranteed.  This might be due to many factors, but the main one being the scarcity of resources that is often apparent. 

Depending on where you currently are in the abi system (i.e. hospital, sub-acute or in the community) follow the links for more information.

Are you in the hospital? [Click here]
The first point of contact for a Person with an ABI is the hospital, or the Acute-care sector

Are you in a sub-acute rehabilitation facility? [Click here]
After you are discharged from the hospital, i.e. leave the acute-care sector, there are a few avenues that you can travel. If you require rehabilitation, you may move straight into the sub-acute sector to receive this rehab. 

Are you living in the Community? [Click here]
After a serious head injury, you may require a stay in a rehabilitation facility. However, an opportunity may not be available for you in the sub-acute sector. You may then spend time in 'transition', this means that you'll spend some time waiting until sub-acute facilities become available. 

There are various reasons why you may not be able to access the sub-acute sector, these reasons are outlined here.

The preferred stage is when a person with an ABI returns to a community setting. There are various services and funding packages that may be available to you so that you can have your accommodation, support and rehabilitation needs met. It is very important for you to learn about these, and start early (i.e. in the hospital) in planning to access them. 

Are you in the? (follow the links)

 Hospital (acute sector)
  • Royal Melbourne
  • Austin Hospital
  • Alfred Hospital
  • St. Vincent's
In-patient system (sub-acute)
  • The Royal Talbot
  • Gardenview House
  • Kingston Centre
  • At home
  • Residential Aged Care Facility
  • Disability Sector
  • In transition

To see a basic flowchart of the Acquired Brain Injury Sector, view or download the attached file 'ABI Sector Roadmap.jpg' below.