Alexey Vasilev is 46 years old and his life changed in an instant when he sustained traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle accident in January of this year.
Following initial treatment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Alexey received further inpatient rehabilitation at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit (BIRU) at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre.
He was admitted into the Lifetime Support Scheme in February, which enabled the Lifetime Support Authority to work closely with Alexey and the team at BIRU to facilitate his strong desire to return home as soon as possible.
He returned home late in March with a high intensity rehabilitation program that included occupational therapy, speech therapy and physiotherapy, and has thrived ever since.
“Thanks to my participation in the Scheme, I have been able to continue my treatment at home, which is much better for me,” Alexey said.
“The idea that I could relocate to my home as soon as I was able, with therapists coming to me, was right from the beginning.
“I see the Scheme as a true help to traumatised people like me. We would not get this help without it.”
Alexey has achieved a significant recovery and continues with ongoing physical rehabilitation as well as speech therapy and occupational therapy.
The Lifetime Support Authority will continue to support Alexey with his rehabilitation, particularly as he becomes ready to return to driving, university study and work.