When someone has a severe traumatic or acquired brain injury, it can impact every part of their being: thinking, emotions, behaviour, communication, movement, vision, hearing and more. Consequently, brain injury is complicated, and everyone is different. There is no single formula for helping people to recover from brain injury, so we take a person-centred neurobehavioural approach to meet each individual’s needs.
Our experience supports research that has shown acquired brain injury rehabilitation to be most effective when involving a co-ordinated multi-disciplinary team (MDT) of professionals from a range of different fields. This includes Consultant and Assistant Psychologists, a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech & Language Therapist.
In addition, there is a wider support team who actively support the individual, continuing the work of therapists on a daily basis.
At Richardson Care, we provide a seamless and flexible care pathway so that the individual can progress within the supportive and familiar environment of the Richardson Care family.
This purpose-built home enables service users to settle in to a homely environment and have a period of stability so that we can fully assess their needs. This may take three to six months, or longer. After which, they may remain in The Coach House, or move on to one of our other services.
Adjacent to The Coach House, The Richardson Mews provides larger, more open accommodation where individuals can continue their rehabilitation and increase their independence. The service focuses on cognitive rehabilitation and behaviour/risk management to improve quality of life.
Our only service that is exclusively for men, 144 Boughton Green Road provides a long-term stable home environment/home for life in a community setting. The focus is on long-term rehabilitation, quality of life, development of daily living skills and behaviour/risk management.
Someone with a severe brain injury may have spent several months in hospital before being transferred to a specialist medical unit, where they could remain for some years. They may have already spent time in various rehabilitation settings, but brain injury rehabilitation is a long-term process. Although a brain injury is expected to have life-long consequences, we can demonstrate that the right care and intervention can lead to a sustained improvement in the quality of life for someone with a severe brain injury. We aim to enable them to fulfil their potential, increase their autonomy and their own sense of fulfilment. In many cases, it is possible to achieve this several years after they have sustained their brain injury.
We can demonstrate positive outcomes for service users with a wide range of complex needs and behaviour that challenges: these outcomes are measured in terms of functional ability, behavioural considerations and end-placement.