Returning Home

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Preparing for going home; What can help; Useful checklists; What to expect; Who to contact for further services, support or information


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Contributors and Sources

Booklet Content and Concept Development Team, Headway Ireland: Brain Injury Information and Support Team: Ruth Lunnon (Lead), Catherine O’Hare and Richard Stables.

Acknowledgements: A sincere thank you to Aisling Carey, Senior Occupational Therapist, Stroke Rehabilitation Team, Baggot Street Hospital, for contributing to, and reviewing, the booklet for us. Our sincere thanks to the many Headway clients whose shared experiences made such a valuable contribution to the writing of this booklet and to the Headway Rehabilitation staff who kindly facilitated them in this work.

Sources Used:

  1. Going Home for the Weekend leaflet National Rehabilitation Hospital (2013).
  2. Head Injury: The Facts. Audrey Daisley and others. Oxford University Press (2009).
  3. Irish Association of Occupational Therapists website
  4. Living with Brain Injury– a guide for patients and families. Richard C Senelick. Healthsouth Press (2013).
  5. The experience of discharge for patients with an acquired brain injury from the inpatient to the community setting: A qualitative review. Loretta Piccenna and others, Brain Injury, 30:3, 241-251 (2016).
  6. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Theory, Models, Therapy and Outcome. Barbara A. Wilson and others. Cambridge University Press (2009).

Headway’s Information and Support Team would be happy to hear your feedback on this material. Please contact us on 1800 400 478 or email



Please note: we have done our best to provide information that is correct and up-to-date. However, we cannot be responsible for any errors or omissions. Everyone’s brain injury affects them differently. You should not consider this information as a substitute for getting advice from a doctor or other professional.

© Headway Ireland 2016. Next review due in 2018. You may download and print this booklet for personal or not-for-profit use. If you wish to reproduce any portion of this booklet, you must request permission from Headway Ireland by emailing or phoning 01 6040 800 within Ireland or 003531 6040 800 from outside Ireland.

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