For Norwegian website, see RehabLos

RehabLos is a research and development project aimed at developing an interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral, and digitally supported  rehabilitation model that strengthens self-mobilization and social inclusion for adults with acquired brain injury.

Researchers at SOF Nord, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, collaborate with user and caregiver organizations, and actors from the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Services (NAV) and health and care services on model development within the rehabilitation field. The project targets individuals with  acquired brain injury and their caregivers in Northern Norway.

RehabLos aims to contribute to:

  •  Self-management in everyday life
  • Inclusion in work and society
  • Cognitive and psychosocial support
  • Involvement of caregivers

The model involves working:

  • Process-oriented and long-term
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Cross-sectoral
  • Digitally supported

Key components of the model are:

A shared, digital rehabilitation plan initiated in the acute phase and following the patient through different phases in a long-term rehabilitation process towards work and social inclusion. The plan aims to contribute to longitudinal, continuous care over time.

A team consisting of actors from both specialist and municipal health services and Nav, tailored to the patient/user's needs and conditions in each municipality. The team aims to provide person-centered support towards work and social inclusion.

A Collaborative Resource Center  ("Kraftsenter") which is a physical and virtual meeting place for users, caregivers, volunteers, and professionals. The Kraftsenter aims to gather, strengthen, and share expertise on rehabilitation through a competence support system, while also offering rehabilitation services.

The methods used in the project are based on the basic principles of social innovation and service design, where users, service providers, and other actors collaborate to identify and overcome challenges to further develop the service. The research group will therefore work closely with users and caregivers, interdisciplinary personnel from specialist and municipal sectors, job specialists from the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Services (NAV), and voluntary organizations.

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