Brain Injury Care Services
A brain injury can affect a person in many different ways, depending on the severity and the area of the brain that has received the injury.
Brain injuries fall into two categories.
An acquired brain injury (ABI) can result from a condition such as a brain tumour, stroke or infection.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI), on the other hand, is the result of the brain sustaining physical trauma during an accident, assault or neurosurgery, for example.
Someone with a severe brain injury may have spent many months in hospital before making the transition back home to resume life within the community.
This transition is often stressful as the road to recovery can be long and not without its challenges.
Unfortunately, many severe brain injuries are life-changing and can have far-reaching consequences on those closest to the person who has sustained the injury, such as their spouse, children and friends.
However, supportive measures can be put in place to help improve quality of life for all concerned.
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How We Can Help
Here at Cavell Healthcare, we take a person-centred approach to brain injury care to enable us to meet the needs of the whole person.
Brain injuries are complicated and can cause physical and/or cognitive impairment including paralysis, loss of coordination, muscle weakness, memory problems, learning difficulties, fatigue or seizure activity.
Behavioural and emotional problems following a brain injury are common too and these can present in the forms of anxiety, depression, impulsivity and sudden changes in mood.
Full Needs Assessment
Before we begin supporting an individual with an acquired or traumatic brain injury, we start by carrying out a needs assessment. A needs assessment allows us to identify how and when the individual requires support.
These needs are then documented in a personal care plan tailored to the individual and measured to ensure positive outcomes are being achieved.
Rebuilding life following a brain injury can be challenging, but we are here to support you on your journey.