An acquired brain injury (ABI) is caused by sudden damage to the brain during a person's lifetime through a traumatic or non-traumatic event (not including birth trauma). The symptoms can vary widely according to the extent and location of the damage to brain tissue. The long-term issues do not always appear as an apparent physical disability, but often are less recognisable, hidden in the areas of thinking and behaviour. There are other sources of damage to the brain that occur with degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Motor Neurone Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.
We provide long-term care and rehabilitation services that enable people with brain injuries to continue to maximise their potential for improvement and increase their quality of life. Our residents have differing individual needs, affecting their physical abilities, cognition and behaviour. Their condition can be life changing, affecting the family and social structure of the person.
We try to help our clients regain the skills and abilities lost due to ABI. This can involve teaching clients how to move, talk, think and care for themselves. We also try to build strength, co-ordination, stamina and confidence to allow people to become as independent as possible. We use the latest technology FES and Seabo to help restore function where possible. Our person-centred approach ensures each rehabilitation programme is specific to a client’s individual lifestyle and requirements and are seen in the context of the person as a whole, incorporating the family dynamics and change in social settings.
Our skilled team care for a diverse range of people following brain injury. This may include people who are in a low awareness state, through to people who have very complex behavioural difficulties.
We aim to address the consequences of the disability as well as maximising quality of life, functional potential and independence through an individual care plan, working with the client and their families. Each resident is nursed through all aspects of illness and has access to all the essential therapy required to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, Our fully equipped bespoke gym and a sensory room can be used for different therapies, exercises and treatment. We are dedicated to doing everything we can to help every person staying with us receive the best treatment and outcome.
Multi-disciplinary meetings evaluate the progress of each individual, arrest any deterioration and adapt care accordingly. We provide an on-going assessment of a client’s progress in their abilities and level of independence in daily activities (such as dressing and walking).