Acquired Brain Injury
Caring for Acquired Brain Injury in Milton Keynes.
What is an Acquired Brain Injury?
An acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury causing damage to the brain after birth. Damage is not caused by any genetic or congenital disorders, but instead by either traumatic (road traffic accident, falls etc.), or non-traumatic injury (Stroke, infections, etc.). Acquired brain injuries will affect individuals differently, depending on which part of the brain has been damaged.
Depending on where the damage has occurred, the injury may affect:
- Emotions, mood and mental health
- Speech and communication
- Vision and hearing
- Memory, concentration and thinking
- Levels of awareness
- Mobility & muscle spasticity
- Can cause weakness or paralysis
- May cause seizures or tremors
We understand that the speed at which your life has changed (following an acquired brain injury) is scary and confusing, for both you and your loved ones. Suddenly going from being a well and able-bodied person, to relying on others’ help, takes time to accept and adapt to. Recovery is a different process for everyone, but we will do everything in our power to help you to regain your independence, in the home that you love.
Our approach to Acquired Brain Injury care
Every brain injury is different and every person’s recovery will take different time periods and directions. This is why our initial assessment is so important. We will be led by you and your family, in devising a personalised care plan that works best for you. Our experienced carers can help you with washing, dressing, assisting with your meals and nutritional intake, mobilising around the house, managing any pain, and much more.
We know that there will have been a lot of changes to yours and your loved ones’ lives since the injury occurred, that’s why we are also here to offer advice and emotional support.
At Intrust we believe it is important to take a team approach. This allows us to provide seamless, professional and high quality care with you and your family at the centre. We understand that after an ABI, you will have a number of specialists and individuals involved in your care. We work alongside GPs, District Nurses, Community Dieticians, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists to get you the support and level of care that you need and deserve.