International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

Alice Rota-Bartelink

Alice Rota-Bartelink

Wintringham -136 Mt Alexander Road, Flemington VIC 3031

  • Short Communication
    Aged Care, Homelessness and Brain Injury
    Author(s): Alice Rota-BartelinkAlice Rota-Bartelink

    Service providers have been frustrated with the lack in availability of specialised long-term supported accommodation for older people, particularly older homeless people, living with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and significant behaviours of unmet need. Although the incidence of ABI (particularly alcohol-related brain injury) is far wider than being confined to the homeless population, it is frequently misdiagnosed and very often misunderstood. Wintringham is an independent welfare company which provides secure, affordable, long-term accommodation and high quality services to older homeless people living in Australia. Over an eight-year period and two phases of a research project (Wicking I and Wicking II Projects), Wintringham has been at the forefront of developing an appropriate model of care to support these individuals. The Projects have inves.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000273

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