Types Of Care
Our home is split into units for specialist residential and nursing care. We offer long term chronic or palliative care with a high level of nursing expertise. We also have a unit to provide care and support to people who may have suffered traumatic or acquired brain injury, neuro- degenerative diseases or conditions, cognitive impairment and social exclusion.
Acquired or Traumatic Brain Injury (ABI/TBI)
An acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury caused to the brain since birth. There are many possible causes, including a fall, a road accident, tumour and stroke. Traumatic brain injury(TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by a trauma to the head (head injury).
A stroke is caused by the interruption of the blood supply to the brain, usually because a blood vessel bursts or is blocked by a clot. This cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients, causing damage to the brain tissue.
Dementia is defined as a decline in cognitive functioning which is serious enough to interfere with daily life. The term dementia covers a number of symptoms accompanying certain diseases or disorders, resulting in deterioration of intellectual functioning, for example in memory, perception and routine. There are many different causes of dementia and they vary in progression and complexity.
Parkinson’s is a neurological condition caused by a lack of a neuro-chemical in the brain called dopamine, which is depleted because some of the nerve cells in the brain have died. Without dopamine people can find that their movements are slower and it takes longer to do things.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition of the central nervous system where the coating around nerve fibres (called myelin) is damaged, causing a range of symptoms.
A brain tumour is an abnormal mass of tissue inside the skull, which is caused by cells dividing at an increased speed. There are two types of brain tumour: malignant and benign.
Epilepsy is a common condition that affects the brain and causes frequent seizures.Seizures are bursts of electrical activity in the brain that temporarily affect how it works. They can cause a wide range of symptoms. Epilepsy can start at any age, but usually starts either in childhood or in people over 60. It’s often lifelong, but can sometimes get slowly better over time.
Huntington’s disease is a condition that stops parts of the brain working properly over time. It’s passed on (inherited) from a person’s parents. It gets gradually worse over time and is usually fatal after a period of up to 20 years.
Korsakoff’s syndrome is the most well-known form of ARBD and many people think that it is the most common or even only form. However, Korsakoff’s syndrome is much less common than other forms of ARBD such as alcoholic dementia.
Locked In syndrome
A disorder of consciousness, or impaired consciousness, is a state where consciousness has been affected by damage to the brain.