ABI Programa

Every brain injury is unique.

We are acutely aware that an individual’s life changes significantly following a brain injury, that life now presents challenges that may not have existed before. We integrate a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, nurses, speech and language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists as well as a team of direct support staff trained specifically in supporting people with brain injuries.

Fidelity House CRC tailors day activities to the specific individual. People are served in both small group settings as well as one-to-one. Services include vocational training, job development, and once placed in a new position, job coaching. Volunteer opportunities are also available as a pathway towards employment.

There are two prerequisites to qualify for Day Services for ABI:

To learn more about MassHealth, click here https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-masshealth-the-health-safety-net-or-the-childrens-medical-security-plan

Fidelity House CRC Day Habilitation staff can assist with the MassHealth application process. For more information, contact dayservices@fidelityhhs.org or call us at 978-374-9122.

The Acquired Brain Injury “Non-Residential” Habilitation Waiver (ABI-N) is available through MassHealth for people who have experienced an acquired brain injury and who have been living in a nursing home or chronic disease or rehabilitation hospital for at least 90 consecutive days. The ABI-N Waiver serves MassHealth members who do not need 24-hour services and support. The ABI-N Waiver does not include residential support services.

Criteria for an ABI “Non-Res” Waiver:

  • Be living in a nursing facility or in a chronic or rehabilitation hospital for at least 90 days
  • Meet clinical eligibility requirements
  • Have experienced an acquired brain injury at age 22 or older. An acquired brain injury can result from a stroke, brain trauma, infection of the brain (such as encephalitis), brain tumor, or anoxia (lack of oxygen)
  • Need ABI waiver services
  • Be able to be safely served in the community within the terms of the ABI waivers and
  • Meet the financial requirements to qualify for MassHealth Standard in the community.

For additional information on how to apply for the Massachusetts Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Waiver visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/acquired-brain-injury-abi-waivers

Or you may contact the UMass ABI Waiver Unit at 866-281-5602 or by email ABIinfo@umassmed.edu

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    Carmen Fulchini, Home Depot Manager
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