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April 2020

Collaborative discharge approach – An overview

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A Collaborative Discharge Approach (CDA) is a process to ensure that people under 65 with disability or complex support needs in hospital can achieve an effective and timely discharge back into the community with National Disability Insurance System (NDIS) supports.

This overview provides a snapshot of how health can work with support coordinators to achieve this and includes links to resources that align with specific actions.


April 2019

Kirby’s SDA journey to her new home

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Kirby finally has her own space again, making her own choices. See how SDA has helped Kirby’s dream to live independently again in her own home.


August 2018

I’m a person before a disability – Karen’s Story

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Karen loves spending time with friends and family, but socialising is complicated when you now live an hour and a half away. Karen is hoping her story can help others.


August 2018

Life After Discharge – from hospital to home

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Donna King is an Occupational Therapist Case Manager. Donna discusses the importantce of communication after discharge and establishing community links.


August 2018

Chris’s experience with the health system

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Chris was in hospital and rehab for 3 months. Chris’ explanation of that time was “I felt like a ping pong ball between the hospital and my care coordinator”.


August 2018

Danny’s story – with his brother Michael

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Danny has MS, he recently suffered an infection which resulted in a hospital stay, he was unable to return home. It is important to Danny’s family that he stays living on the northern beaches.


July 2018

NDIS readiness – a toolkit for hospitals

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This toolkit includes tailored resources for health practitioners that cover the entire hospital journey for people with disabilities, from admission to discharge back into the community.


June 2018

Matthew’s story

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Life can change in an instant. Matthew talks about his journey back into a new life in the community.


November 2017

Tania’s story

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Tania and her family excitedly moved into their new home and began the journey of rebuilding their family roles.


April 2016

Greg Brown’s story

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Greg is a typical Aussie bloke who has experienced a lot of life and has a quirky sense of humour to match. After being attacked by a gang on a train, Greg has been slowly gaining his freedom back thanks to extensive therapy and suitable housing.


September 2014

The Community Integration Questionnaire – Revised (CIQ-R)

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The Community Integration Questionnaire is a tool used by researchers to gather information about how connected people are to their communities.
 
This paper revises the Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ-R), an instrument for assessing outcomes of rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury (TBI), including the goals of people living with the effects of TBI.
 
The Summer Foundation has produced a video that explains how to use our CIQ-R. You can also download the scoring guidelines.
 
Please complete this order form if you would like a hard copy of this resource.


Citation:

Callaway, L., Winkler, D., Tippett, A., Migliorini, C., Herd, N., and Willer, B. (2014). Summer Foundation.