At Richardson Care, we offer a unique home environment providing residential care and acquired brain injury rehabilitation. The care and support we provide allows service users to accept their acquired brain injury and engage with their rehabilitation.
When someone has a severe traumatic or acquired brain injury, more than one part of their brain can be affected. This 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.
After an initial assessment, we prepare a care plan for each individual, identifying their needs and proposing a range of therapies delivered by different members of our multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
Our experience supports research that has shown acquired brain injury rehabilitation to be most effective when involving a co-ordinated MDT of professionals from a range of different fields. Our MDT meets on a monthly basis to review the care plans of the service users in our care.
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 provide a range of acquired brain injury rehabilitation services within our residential care homes. These depend upon the needs of the individual and include:
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.