Brightwater is one of Western Australia’s best known and largest providers of quality residential, rehabilitation and community care for people with disabilities and older people. It is also a global innovator in the area of acquired brain injury (ABI) rehabilitation.
The Brightwater Oats Street approach is based on a fundamental belief in the ability of the brain to bounce back – brain plasticity.
The Oats Street rehabilitation program is designed for clients between the ages of 18 and 65 years of age, who are medically stable and have rehabilitation potential.
Its focus is functional rehabilitation, tailoring a 24/7 program to the individual’s needs and incorporating purposeful skill development and community integration. The approach taken is transdisciplinary, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, nursing and psychology. The end goal is to increase independence.
Brightwater commenced its ABI rehabilitation program in 1991. Significant progress has been made since then. In August 2014, the Group officially reopened the innovative 43-bed Oats Street facility which integrates the built environment with the recovery process (or journey). This facility, in addition to the at-home support for clients once they have ‘graduated’, is enabling individuals with an ABI to maximise their potential.
Want to find out more?
If you or someone you care for has an acquired brain injury, is medically stable and would like to lead a more independent life, Oats Street could be the place for you. To talk to us about the Brightwater Oats Street Rehabilitation Program, fill in the contact form or phone 1300 2BE YOU (1300 223 968).