People living with a complex long term Neuro-disability such as stroke, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), spinal cord injury, and long-term degenerative conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, may also have other conditions or illnesses, such as epilepsy, diabetes, or require complex procedures such as a tracheostomy and ventilated care, or feeding regimes including PEG and Dysphagia.
We provide Neuro-rehabilitation to residents who require intensive therapy. Our aim is to help our clients regain the skills and abilities lost due to their illness or accident. 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.
When these conditions become increasingly severe and lifelong, they are often very difficult to manage without specialised medical assistance to enable the individual to live day to day life with less pain and more fulfilment. We provide palliative ‘whole-person’ care to relieve symptoms of a person's disease or disorder whether or not it can be cured. By focusing on the symptoms, pain, and stress of the condition, the goal is to improve quality of life for both the individual and the family.
These conditions may be traumatic or genetic and require complex management in order to maintain the well-being of the clients to maximise quality of life. The families of these clients also require understanding, support and guidance from a knowledgeable staff team.
We offer long /short term care, respite and day care. Our focus is to care for our clients within the Centre and keep hospital admissions only for absolute acute intervention.
Our person-centred approach ensures all care programmes are specific to individual lifestyles and requirements and are seen in the context of the person as a whole, incorporating the family dynamics and change in social settings.
We employ technology such as 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.
We also focus on relieving symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping and depression. It also helps clients gain the strength to carry on with daily life. It improves a person’s ability to tolerate medical treatments and helps them have more control over their care by improving communication so that they can better understand their choices for treatment.
Multidisciplinary meetings evaluate a resident's progress, arrest any deterioration and adapt care accordingly. We provide an ongoing assessment of a client’s progress in their abilities and level of independence in daily activities (i.e. dressing, walking, etc.)