We couple our expert team of therapists with our outstanding facilities, to ensure we provide you with the highest level of care. Together with you, we devise tailored care plans to support you along every step in your rehabilitation.
Our services include, but are not limited to:
Free and timely referral assessments
Referral assessments is the process by which the patient and practitioner together identify needs and concerns - it is seen as the cornerstone of individualized care, a way in which the uniqueness of each patient can be recognized and considered in the care process.
This helps us to:
• identify how an ABI is impacting on a person's thinking, behavior and personality
• determine whether we are the best facility for you, if not, we’ll happily direct you to the most appropriate care
• work effectively with you towards the achievement of your goals
Person-centered goal planning
The service user and the practitioner, together develop a set of goals. We help you develop the skills to achieve “Something you want to do or achieve”.
Setting goals is a valuable part of our neurological rehabilitation strategy for a range of reasons, primarily:
• Focus our behavior
• Motivates us
• Accomplish tasks that we need and want to do
• Enhance quality of life
Respite care (also known as ‘short-term care’) is a form of support for you and your carer. It gives your carer the opportunity to attend to everyday activities or go on holidays while ensuring your needs are supported.
In addition to our residential rehabilitation services, we also provide respite facilities and care for those whose carers and/or family member need to take a vacation or a break with the added comfort in the knowledge that their loved one will be given the best care during their absence.
Please contact us to discuss your particular requirements - we are always happy to talk through any queries or specific requests: 01462 857160
A stroke is a "brain attack" that can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area in the brain is cut off. This causes the brain cells to be deprived of oxygen and therefore they begin to die. Each year nearly 800,000 people experience a stroke which roughly equates to a new stroke every 40 seconds.
There are two main types of stroke:
1. HEMORRHAGIC STROKE -- A brain aneurysm burst or a weakened blood vessel leak (hemorrhagic) is one of two types of stroke.
2. ISCHEMIC STROKE -- A blood vessel carrying blood to the brain is blocked by a blood clot (ischemic) is one type of stroke.
How a person is affected by their stroke depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged. For example, someone who had a small stroke suffer from temporary weakness of an arm or leg. People who have larger strokes may be permanently paralyzed on one side of their body or lose their ability to speak.
At New Meppershall ABI Service, we are proud to say that we have industry leading experts and facilities to help you get back to feeling like your best self. We recognise how a stroke can suddenly turn your world upside down and we are here to support you through this transitional period and provide emotional and psychological support to you and your family.
With you and your family, we will understand what you need and want to achieve. We will then develop a plan to hit your goal, and most importantly empower you to be able to explore a range of activities that are functional (shopping, banking cooking etc.), vocational (work) and pleasurable (social activities).
Traumatic Brain Injury rehabilitation
In the UK, approximately one million people visit A&E each year following a head injury.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by a trauma to the head but includes the complications which can follow. There are many possible causes, including road traffic accidents, assaults, falls and accidents at home or at work. A TBI can be seen as a chain of events:
• The First Injury -- in the initial seconds after the accident
• The Second Injury -- occurs in the minutes and hours after the incident (subject to medical intervention in this time)
• A Third Injury – an injury that follows the first or second injury, weeks or months after the initial accident
Coma, loss of strength, and speech impairment are the most evident markers of brain injury. However, a traumatic brain injury can also lead to 'hidden disabilities' which lead to alterations in personality, thinking and memory.
We recognise how a TBI can suddenly turn your world upside down and our expert team are dedicated to helping you through the journey ahead. We support you through this transitional period and provide emotional and psychological support to you and your family.
With you and your family, we will understand what you need and want to achieve. We will then develop a plan to hit your goals, and most importantly, empower you to be able to explore a range of activities that are functional (shopping, banking cooking etc.), vocational (work) and pleasurable (social activities).
Comprehensive recommendations for future care provision
We understand that every patient, every ABI and every situation is unique. We therefore develop care plans, goal-plans and rehab strategies based on this individuality.
We work every day together with you to help you reach your targets and goals. However, we also want to make sure that your future care provisions are well looked after. At the point of discharge, we will make a set of comprehensive recommendations for your future care and well-being.