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Brain Injury

Highly Specialist Brain Injury & rehabilitation support

After brain injury, life can become challenging and daunting for the person with the injury and their family. Sometimes people affected need round-the-clock specialist support to overcome this stressful time. Here at Community Care Experts, we provide specialist brain injury support. We have many years of experience supporting people with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries at home and in the community. 

 

At community Care Experts, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to supporting people with brain injury. Hence, we work closely with service users, families, friends, case managers, medical specialists, and rehabilitation teams to design bespoke person-centred care plans that meet individuals' unique rehabilitation goals and objectives. In addition, we embed our service users' neuro-rehabilitation activities into our care plans to help our service users to meet their day-to-day rehabilitation tasks and achieve their desired outcomes. As a result, our brain injury specialist service is exceptional and flexible and ensures that our service users reach their full potential.
​We will review care plans and risk assessments at least every three months and when needed. Any changes to service users' care needs will be immediately implemented and communicated to their care team.

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Specialist Brain Injury and Rehabilitation Support

At Community Care Experts, there are many supports available to our service users, including, but not limited to:

Physical and cognitive rehabilitation

Goal attainment

Measuring goal attainment outcome using goal attainment scales

Personal Care: private hygiene, dressing and maintaining personal appearance, bathing and showering including bed-baths, oral hygiene, applying make-up, and hair care.

Working on rehabilitation plans and achieving rehabilitation goals

Re-ablement or Care after hospital discharge

Hospital admission

GP and hospital appointments 

Companionship & emotional support

Support with shielding during the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 support

Accessing community and maintaining your social life

Dietary support such as meals preparation and help with eating.

Shopping, laundry, washing, ironing and similar light household chores

Support with toileting and continence management

Support with managing medication from collection to administration

Collecting pensions and similar chores

Light gardening such as watering your plant

Hourly support from 1 hour a day to 24/7.

Live-in; Subject to assessment

Sleep-in & awake night support

Stoma care

PEG feed and Care

Tracheostomy care 

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Designated Team Leader

Our brain injury care packages have a dedicated team leader who will lead regular and backup support workers. The package team leader will maximise the communication amongst the multidisciplinary team and brings continuity and consistency to the service provided. Our skilled managers continually guide and support the team leaders. In addition, our service users and their advocates will have access to our 24-hour emergency on-call.

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Support for Case Managers

Our Brain Injury Service has been designed to meet both clients and case managers' needs facilitating clients' rehabilitation progress and goal meeting and evidence gathering for their medicolegal cases.

Case Managers will be invited to tailor bespoke and client-centred training and supervision for their clients' care team, and we will facilitate it.

All our care packages have a designated team leader.

Clients care plans, risk assessments, daily notes etc., can be accessed digitally via our care control system with no extra cost.

We will invite Case Managers to their clients' team meetings every three months, as and when needed. We will organise and facilitate the meetings.

We will work with case managers to design, implement, monitor and evaluate clients' rehabilitation goals. 

We facilitate and organise the MDT meetings. 

Case managers can access our policy centre, including COVID-19 Hub (QCS)

We have a comprehensive recruitment process including DBS and pre-employment check

Our team members are highly skilled, vetted support workers

We provide free PPE 

Regular COVID 19 test 

Routine care and risk assessment review

Bespoke client-specific training for support workers designed and delivered by case managers

Dedicated manager 

and many more supports

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Our Brain Injury Support Workers

All our support workers receive regular visits and supervision from a senior member of Community Care Experts. We will evaluate support workers skills and knowledge regularly to ensure they maintain the outstanding knowledge and skill needed. In addition to the regular supervision, team members will receive clinical supervision at least every six months from our clinical supervisor, an experienced registered nurse with an active NMC pin. Safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do. We have robust recruitment and training policy in place, and our recruitment is subject to successful enhanced DBS and pre-employment checks.

Our support workers receive the following training:

Mandatory training for care workers

Neurological condition training

Brain Injury Training

Cognitive Rehabilitation 

Challenging Behaviour 

Communication Difficulties

Insight and psychological adjustment

Emergency aid

Fire safety and awareness

Infection control, including COVID-19

Mental Capacity 

Risk Assessment

Safe handling of medication

Moving and handling

Epilepsy

Choking

Record Keeping

If required, they will receive training on caring for PEG, Stoma, Catheter, suction, etc.