Physical Disabilities

Making a difference to those with physical disabilities

The term physical disability is used to cover a wide range of conditions, including neurological disorders. We care for both congenital and acquired disabilities. People are affected by physical disabilities in different ways. Some people may have to adjust to a reduced physical ability to manage everyday activities. For others, it may be reduced intellectual ability.

 

So what can we do?

We support people with physical disabilities to live life to the full. We offer a variety of services including physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, seating assessments, long-term placements, occupational therapy. We also offer short term placements and rehabilitation programmes.

We believe the best care is given in a positive and supportive environment which celebrates success. Friends and family are encouraged to visit and be part of the service users care and support team.

 

Conditions we care for include:

  • Huntington’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Motor-neuron disease
  • Acquired brain injury through accident or illness
  • Spinal injury
  • Sensory impairment
  • High dependency care
  • Ventilatory care

 

Individual care plans

To make sure we provide the care and support to offer the most life-enhancing services for our service users we carry out individual assessments. These are used to create individual care plans.

These plans are regularly reviewed and adapted to suit the individuals ever-changing needs. We encourage service users to take part in these meetings to help them shape their future.

 

Enjoying an active social life

Being involved in social activities can offer real therapeutic benefits. They help people to enjoy life as well as providing a sense of normality. We provide individual and group activities within our homes, in the local community, or further afield. Designed to help meet the individual’s goals and aspirations they can include day trips and planned holidays to a variety of destinations.

 

The right people. The right environment

We know that to help people with physical disabilities reach their full potential they need the best facilities and support.

Our multi-skilled team of Registered Nurses, including those specially trained in general nursing, mental health and learning disabilities accommodate the complex needs of our service users.

When it comes to severe brain injury, we follow the SMART approach (Sensory Modality Assesment Rehabilitation Techniques). This is a well proven clinical tool used for the assessment and rehabilitation of people with disorders of consciousness following a severe head injury.