ABI Homes

Innovative and “outside-the-box” care.

Fidelity House CRC provides community residences for individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) in response to the rising incidence of people with brain injuries placed in nursing homes. Our team supports individuals in making the transition from a nursing facility to a regular house in a regular neighborhood.

Our ABI homes are expansive, accessible and fully customized to the specific needs of the individuals residing there and provide 24/7 staff support.

Every brain injury is unique. We integrate a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapist, speech language pathologists as well as a team of direct support staff specifically trained in supporting people with brain injuries.

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.

There are two prerequisites to qualify for the ABI:

To learn more about MassHealth, click here.

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

Criteria for an ABI “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

  • "Your team is compassionate, thorough, and tenacious."

    Carmen Fulchini, Home Depot Manager
36ABI Homes