Our SSR programmes have been designed to support people to achieve their physical, cognitive, social, vocational and communication goals over a longer period of time with less intensity than our HIR programme. With access to the same specialist team, state of the art facilities and innovative technology, individuals can continue their rehabilitation at a pace that suits their presenting abilities or tolerance.
With a focus on supporting individuals to reach their optimum level of recovery, we also help them to plan for the future and what they will need to maximise their independence, opportunities and quality life.
A holistic approach that supports the whole person in all aspects of their life not just focusing on presenting physical symptoms. Working with the person along with their family members or carers is an important part of identifying what they want to achieve and in formulating a plan for the future. Whether that involves moving back home, moving into a new house, considering a longer-term care facility or ongoing rehabilitation, we are there to support with that process.
WHO WOULD BENEFIT?
Like with our HIR programme, people may access SSR at different points in their recovery journey. Before we commence a programme, we will undertake a detailed assessment of the person’s needs including their personal goals and desired outcome for admission. From this we can start to design a programme with associated timescales to enable ongoing monitoring of progress post-admission.
Transition planning is an important aspect of making sure that discharge from hospital is successful and the process runs as smoothly as possible. Identifying from the outset what will be required to leave hospital, our team is there to co-ordinate this with all relevant partners including housing, community based care providers or longer-term care facilities. Our approach helps to avoid future acute admissions to hospital and makes sure that individuals are at their optimum point of recovery and have the appropriate support around them.
Utilising a range of nationally recognised and clinically validated outcome measures we pro-actively monitor and record progress of each person. As well as clinical outcome measures, we have also implemented the Well-being Star which supports and measures progress in eight outcome areas that together enable people to live as well as they can with a long term health condition.
PEOPLE WE SUPPORT
Our expertise is in supporting individuals that have a neurological diagnosis which covers a wide range of conditions and symptoms including:
- Acquired brain injury – this could be as a result of a trauma or following a stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage or as a result of anoxia
- Spinal cord injury from a trauma or non-traumatic causes e.g. tumours
- Progressive neurological disorders e.g. Huntington’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone Disease
Within each condition there are many different symptoms and therefore reasons why people might require rehabilitation or care. Our focus is less about diagnosis and more about how we can positively support individuals with managing, improving or eliminating symptoms using a variety of medical, nursing and therapeutic tools available to us.