Spinal injury rehabilitation
2.5 million people worldwide live with paralysis caused by a spinal injury.
Following a spinal injury people are cared for in an acute spinal injury unit. There are very few in the country and many people are forced to live away from their families in this initial recovery phase.
As an individual begins to recover, they continue to need specialist care and rehabilitation to help increase their functionality and adapt psychologically to the trauma of their injuries.
Our community homes are equipped to provide specialist spinal injury care and rehabilitation, allowing people to live closer to family in a comfortable environment built for recovery and rehabilitation.
We believe it is important to provide not just physical support such as physiotherapy and ongoing functional skills rehabilitation, but to provide a socially stimulating environment to aid recovery of the mind through art and music therapy. Practical support is also available, such as getting an electric wheelchair or applying for benefits.
Our homes provide the ideal environment for rehabilitation and recovery, with teams delivering our ethos of restored choice and increased independence with the best quality nursing and support.
We work in partnership with other spinal injury organisations, so referrals can be made for ongoing peer support.
There is no one size fits all care package - we believe people should have choice and control over their care, and we work together to set goals. Suggested goals may include:
- The confidence to transfer from bed to chair independently
- Using a wheelchair safely and effectively
- Sourcing and using innovative IT solutions to aid independence and meet goals
- Undertaking all aspects of daily living
- Returning home