Monash Health Acquired Brain Injury: Slow to Recover (ABI:STR)

  1. About this service

    The (ABI:STR) Program is a statewide program funded by the Victorian Department of Human Services and is governed by the Disability Services Act (2006). It provides rehabilitation and support to people with severe to profound acquired brain injuries between the ages of 5 and 64 years, who are ineligible for compensation or other rehabilitation services.

    The program is provided through various community partners including case management agencies, community therapists (i.e. Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology) and therapy support agencies.

    The ABI:STR program is a goal-based and outcome-focused approach to extended rehabilitation and provides rehabilitation, aids and equipment.  Acquired brain injury rehabilitation aims to assist clients to reach an optimal level of independent functioning consistent with their injuries and maintain this functional status to maximise inclusion and community participation.

      • Service name

        Monash Health Acquired Brain Injury: Slow to Recover (ABI:STR)

      • Service address

        55 Buckingham Avenue, Springvale Vic 3172
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      • Additional sites

        While the service staff are based at Springvale, the ABI:STR is a statewide service.

      • Phone

        03 9792 7425

      • Urgency levels

        Additional Support

      • Service area

        City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, Cardinia Shire

      • Service hours

        Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm

      • Age group

        5 - 64 years

      • Eligibility criteria

        People aged between 5-64 years old with a catastrophic brain injury, not eligible for compensation and who require a high level or nursing home level of care.

      • Interpreters

        Yes but requires booking in advance

      • Service type


      • Costs


      • Disability access Yes
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      • Participation length

        - Varies.

      • Who can refer


      • Referral mode

        Download referral form from Monash Health website or phone 03 9792 7718.

  2. Monash Health Acquired Brain Injury: Slow to Recover (ABI:STR)