Date posted: 29th September 2016

Specialist rehabilitation for neurological conditions is available at CPIMS for anyone who has suffered a catastrophic injury, such as a spinal cord or brain injury. Our case management services ensure patients receive the highest standard of care provision throughout their treatment plan. In our latest blog, we provide a step by step guide of what to expect when receiving rehabilitation at a brain injury rehabilitation centre.

What can I expect from CPIMS’ specialist rehabilitation services?

Following any serious injury, illness or surgery, there will be a process of recovery, known as rehabilitation. The length of the rehabilitation process will depend on the severity of the injury and what is required and most suitable for the individual. For every patient it is important to regain strength and, in some cases, patients will also have to re-learn basic skills and find different ways of carrying out tasks through the use of coping strategies. This may mean staying on a rehabilitation ward at a hospital or staying in a specialist residential rehabilitation unit before progressing to day attendance before being discharged back to the community. Once discharged from inpatient services the individual may require support to enable them to live in the community. CPIMS case management services will support the individual and their family throughout each stage of the rehabilitation process.

Key aspects of rehabilitation for brain injury:

  • Multidisciplinary assessment
  • Identification of functional difficulties and their measurements
  • Treatment planning through setting goals
  • Delivery of interventions/coping strategies
  • Evaluation of effectiveness

Throughout the brain injury rehabilitation process, both the patient and their families are supported via our case management service, taking as much stress out of the process as possible.

Types of rehabilitation services

There are three main types of rehabilitation treatment:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy

Each rehab programme is tailored to suit the individual patient’s needs and can include one or more type of therapy.

Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation services from CPIMS

As we specialise in the treatment of those with spinal cord or brain injuries, CPIMS offers tailor-made treatments for each individual, concentrating on evidence based and outcome focused goals. At CPIMS, we ensure national standards and care regulations are met, and we provide structured support for individuals and their families.

Rehabilitation is used for many types of injuries and illnesses as it helps patients overcome irreversible injuries, caused by accident or illness. At CPIMS we strive to provide individual care for individual people and we address the needs of the patient to determine the type of treatment needed.

Rehabilitation services encompass four main steps:

  • Assessment
  • Treatment
  • Management
  • Ongoing Evaluation

Assessment

Throughout the assessment stage, trained, independent professionals will evaluate the needs of the patient (under the Rehabilitation Code) to assess what their needs are and how best these can be managed. These assessments can be conducted either over the phone or in person, depending on the individual case. In joint instructions the claimant’s solicitor and the compensator work collaboratively with the rehabilitation process to address the client’s needs.

The final patient assessment report should indicate matters specified within the Rehabilitation Code. Of course, the individual and their family members have the option to reject any treatment that is deemed unreasonable, however if they choose to go ahead with rehabilitation, treatment begins.

Treatment

Once treatment has been finalised, rehabilitation will begin, with an understanding of client needs and the proposed and reasonable outcomes of the treatment. The rehabilitation will work towards the patient regaining independence and look to overcome barriers that are hindering recovery. By doing this it is hoped that the client will be able to live their life as near normal as possible maximising their full potential.

Medical Management

In terms of management, the patient has the right to choose their own case manager. All CPIMS clients are allocated 2 case managers to ensure that you have a 24 hour service, 7 days a week, at hand to assist the client and family. Once a case manager has been assigned, they will begin work with NHS clinicians to determine the right course of treatment, coordinating the multi-disciplinary team, outlining specific roles, with a clear understanding of the individual’s needs. Once the right treatment plan is agreed, the compensator should pay for the assessment of rehabilitation needs (Rehabilitation Code 2015).

Ongoing Evaluation

The purpose of rehabilitation is to restore some or all of the patient’s physical, sensory and cognitive capabilities that were lost due to injury, illness or disease. By providing a periodic evaluation and report on the progress of each patient, it is possible to review the effectiveness of the medical management in each case. By assessing the efficiency of case management it makes it easier to determine goals, both short and long-term, and work towards them.

CPIMS case managers are specialised in working with patients with complex care needs and understand their individual requirements. Our experienced practitioners coordinate a wide range of medical opinions to formulate a person centred and cohesive rehabilitation programme. If you require further information, please contact us today by calling 0844 3710616 or email denise@cpims.com.

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