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What is acquired brain injury support?

Acquired brain injury (sometimes referred to as ABI) is a term given to brain damage that has been caused by events taking place after someone has been born as opposed to being part of a hereditary or congenital disorder such as foetal alcohol syndrome. Acquired brain injury can be sustained through a variety of means including infection, disease, lack of oxygen or blunt force trauma to the head. Common causes include strokes, bleeding on the brain and injury sustained through falls or card accidents. Any sort of brain injury can have life changing impacts on an individual and both the victim and their family often require some form of help and support whether through rehabilitation or help managing day to day life.

Home care support for people rehabilitating after a brain injury

Our care assistants provide a wide variety of home care services and support to individuals who have suffered from acquired brain injury helping them adjust to their change of circumstances. A person with moderate to severe brain injury may experience symptoms such as loss of motor coordination, dizziness, memory and concentration problems, mood changes and confusion. They may also lose control of bodily functions and need help carrying out day to day tasks.

Our care assistants will visit you at your home, working around your daily schedule to provide vital aid and support such as assisting with daily tasks, meal preparation and general help around the home. We also provide a heavy focus on rehabilitation utilizing a range of techniques to help the individual relearn basic life skills such as walking and talking.

rehabilitating after a brain injury

Acquired brain injury nursing care plan

Every patient is different and brain injury can affect sufferers in a vast number of different ways. That’s why our care plans are tailored to the individual’s personal needs and requirements providing emotional support and care to both them and their family. Our care plans focus on neurorehabilitation activities designed to help the individual relearn day to day tasks and keep them motivated to continue hitting their targets and achieve their goals. We will work closely with both the individual and their family to determine the level of support the individual requires and put together a care plan that is suitable for them. Research has shown that individuals who’ve been referred early to neurorehabilitation treatment display vastly increased emotional wellbeing and tend to recover more quickly than those who receive rehabilitation later on in the recovery process. This is why it’s important to move as quickly as possible with regards to putting an effective care plan in place.

Happy moment mother and kid with cerebral palsy

Our trained carers will help you with acquired brain injury

Brain injuries can be incredibly complicated to treat, and sufferers often have complex care needs. Treatment varies from person to person and our staff are trained in a wide range of aspects relating to caring for individuals suffering from severe brain injury and trauma. We employ a multi-disciplinary team of staff ranging from clinical psychologists, specialised nursing teams and physiotherapists. These ensure you will get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan that will help us provide the right sort of therapy or rehabilitation. Our carers can help with a range of daily tasks such as meal preparation, help getting dressed, cleaning and essential life skills such as budgeting and doing laundry. We also provide emotional support to the individuals family, in particular should they have children or spouses that may be struggling to come to terms with the changes in their loved one and might be unsure how to relate to that person now should their personality have altered, or they are behaving differently.

Ongoing support and treatment

An acquired brain injury can dramatically affect the way someone thinks, feels, and behaves. Whilst rehabilitation can lead to a partial or even full recovery, that person might need some form of ongoing support or treatment for the rest of their lives with some disabilities even being permanent.

We can provide care and treatment for as long as that individual requires helping them to reintegrate back into society and reconnect with their loved ones. We understand that rehabilitation is an ongoing, potentially life-long process and will continue to assist the individual and their families where needed for as long as they require our support.

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