Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Services
Our Acquired Brain Injury services across England and Wales are person-centred and dedicated to providing specialist support to the complex needs of individuals with an Acquired Brain Injury. We understand that no two people and no two brain injuries are the same, therefore, we offer different pathways of personalised support to suit different needs.
Individualised Support Pathways
Tracscare can offer varied specialised brain injury support:
- Transitional (short or medium term) rehabilitation goal focused placements
- Short term community skill assessments/cognitive assessment placements
- Specialist emotional/behavioural support placements
- Slow stream rehabilitation
- Long term residential care
- Supported living tenancies
- Specialist outreach support in your own home
- Vocational support
- Respite placements
Clinical and Therapeutic Input
Tracscare employs qualified Clinical Support Nurses and has Behaviour Advisors to support the person and their team in working to improve communication, emotional and behavioural strategies.
Neuro-occupational therapy, neuro-physiotherapy, neuro-speech and language therapy, neuro-psychology and neuro-psychiatry can be provided as part of the support package as required. We have nurse lead clinical and behavioural
specialists to advise on emotional support and complex health needs and share up-to-date knowledge and research with the staff team. This support may include support with anger management or disinhibition strategies.
Our ABI assessment tool was developed in conjunction with Professor Roger Woods, to ensure each individual has a thorough assessment of their current abilities. From the assessment cognitive support plans are devised to support processing, insight, attention and executive functioning as appropriate, to develop and review strategies and to quickly identify any changes in support. The aim of support strategies is always to enable the individual to achieve the highest degree of independence as possible.
All therapeutic input is integrated into daily strategies or functional measured goals in line with the individual’s aspirations. Progress for individuals on a rehabilitation pathway is monitored through recognised outcome measures and reviewed regularly by the multi-disciplinary team. We are able to facilitate family network groups, and our clinical and management team are available to support the family to understand the changes occurring.
A bespoke program of activities is developed that enables the relearning of previous skills and the acquisition of new skills where possible, or focuses on compensatory strategies to reduce the impact of these deficits upon the individual’s daily living.
Individuals are able to access the local Tracscare ‘Positive Steps’ and ‘Thinking Ahead’ workshops, to develop their cognitive and social skills under the guidance of our Clinical Lead Nurses, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. These groups use cognitively based therapeutic work, with the aim of providing a focus on executive, attention and memory skills and social functioning. Participants are encouraged to increase their levels of cognitive functioning whilst having fun and engaging in social interactions.
We are able to support individuals who have:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Stroke/ aneurysms
- Alcohol related brain injuries (including Korsakoff’s syndrome)
- Brain injuries as a result of hypoxia, encephalitis, meningitis and tumours
- Physical and mobility needs
- Diabetes, epilepsy and PEG care
- Behavioural, psychological, emotional and forensic needs
- Cognitive and executive functioning difficulties (memory, attention skills, information processing, insight, social, problem solving & planning difficulties)
- Dual diagnosis with mental health or substance misuse
We also have neuro-disability services to support individuals with conditions such as early onset dementia and Huntington’s care.