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Specialist neuro-disability care

Our care homes provide specialist nursing care and rehabilitation for people living with a neuro-disability or neurodegenerative disorder.

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Male service user with Huntington's disease sat in a chair in bedroom

Our care homes provide specialist nursing care and rehabilitation for people living with complex physical disabilities and/or health needs resulting from a range of neuro-disabilities or neurological conditions, including Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s and Ataxia.

Neuro-disability is an umbrella term for a range of conditions involving damage to the brain and nervous system caused by disease or injury, and can affect people in different ways and at different speeds.

That’s why our approach is personalised to the individuals that we support – we work with them, their loved ones and professionals to design a care plan that’s tailored to their needs and goals, and enhanced through meaningful activities that make daily life more fulfilling.

We care for some of the most complex and acute individuals, who would often be in a hospital setting if not placed with us, enabling them to stay in the community and reducing hospital admission. The people we support may need 1:1 nursing care, customised equipment, 24 hour postural management, PEG feeding or tracheostomy care.

Specialist care in a community-based home

Each of our care homes has an in-house Nursing Team which enables us to support people living with a range of complex care and medical needs that are associated with a neuro-disability, including respiratory care, cognitive rehabilitation, epilepsy, feeding and nutrition, behaviors of concern, prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDOC), dysphasia management and spasticity and posture management.

Our community-based homes and OneCare services provide person-centred care that focuses on maximising independence and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible.

We support people on their journey from being in hospital or living in a secure setting to community-based living, as well as offering longer term support for people living with life-limiting conditions.

Holistic care from an in-house Nurse-led team

Our homes are led by an experienced Nurse-led management team, and supported by a trained in-house team of Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants.

Each of our homes has a Life Skills/Activities Team to support with holistic and therapeutic treatments, and many of them have in-house Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.

Everyone who lives in our homes also has the support of Exemplar Health Care’s clinical experts, Consultant Psychiatrist and Behaviour Support Specialists.

This enables people to access holistic care and a range of services in a community-based home that’s closer to their friends and family, and supports people to manage their disability or condition, which reduces unnecessary exacerbation of their symptoms and reduced avoidable hospital admissions.

We also work closely with community teams and other professionals, where required, to ensure that people receive the required support to meet all of their needs following a brain injury.

  • Life skills – our Life Skills Teams support people to maximise their independence and take part in meaningful activities to improve their wellbeing. 
     
  • Physiotherapy – our Physiotherapists support people to maintain optimal muscle function and limit/delay deterioration for as long as possible, and adapt to changes in function.
     
  • Occupational therapy – our Occupational Therapists help people to overcome the effects of their disability or condition, by considering their physical, psychological, social and environmental needs.
     
  • Behaviour support – our dedicated Behaviour Support Team work with individuals and care teams to understand the reasons for people’s behaviour, and implement strategies to reduce the frequency and duration of incidents of behaviours of concern. The team is supported by our Consultant Psychiatrist.

 

High staffing levels to support person-centred outcomes

Our high staffing levels of Registered Nurses and trained Health Care Assistants are determined by each person’s individual needs, whether that be 2:1 or 1:1.

This enables us to work at their own pace and build trust, and provide support with all aspects of their life, leading to improved person-centred and longer-term outcomes for those living with a neuro-disability.

Behaviour support

People living with a neuro-disability can also display behaviours of concern.

Many of the people we support have been deemed to have behaviours that are considered ‘too complex’ for mainstream nursing and care services.

Our approach to behaviour support focuses on how we can prevent the need for restrictive practices and reduce the frequency and intensity of behaviours of concern.

All of our care and nursing colleagues complete our Exemplar Positive Behaviour Support (EPBS) training that’s been certificated by Bild ACT, and are supported by our central team of Behaviour Support Specialists through person-centred interventions, fortnightly clinics and regular advice forums.

Make a referral

Our specialist teams are here to support people through every step of their rehabilitation journey following a brain injury or stroke.

Find your local care home, or get in touch with our Referrals Team who can help you to find the right home.

Fairburn Mews care home

Before Arlene came to Fairburn Mews she was emotionally distressed - but Arlene is in a much better place now. The staff at Fairburn Mews are very supportive to Arlene and myself, and have gone above their duty - they are amazing.

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