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Acquired Brain Injury
Providing Compassionate Care for Acquired Brain Injury in Milton Keynes.
What is an Acquired Brain Injury?
An acquired brain injury (ABI) refers to any damage occurring in the brain after birth. This type of injury is not caused by genetic or congenital disorders, but rather results from traumatic incidents (such as road traffic accidents or falls) or non-traumatic causes (such as strokes or infections). The impact of acquired brain injuries varies greatly, depending on which specific area of the brain is affected.
The injury may influence:
- Emotions, mood, and mental health
- Speech and communication
- Vision and hearing
- Memory, concentration, and cognitive abilities
- Levels of awareness
- Mobility and muscle control, which may lead to weakness or paralysis
- Occurrence of seizures or tremors
We understand that the sudden and drastic changes in life following an acquired brain injury can be terrifying and bewildering, not just for you but also for your loved ones. Transitioning from a healthy and independent individual to someone in need of assistance from others takes time to accept and adapt to. Each person’s recovery is unique, but rest assured, we will do everything in our power to help you regain your independence and continue living in the comfort of your own home.
Our Approach to Acquired Brain Injury Care
Every brain injury is distinct, and each person’s recovery journey will vary in terms of time and direction. This is why our initial assessment holds significant importance. We prioritise your input and that of your family to design a personalised care plan that suits you best. Our experienced caregivers are here to assist you with various daily activities, including bathing, dressing, meal support, mobility around the house, managing any discomfort, and much more.
We understand that significant changes have occurred in your life and that of your loved ones since the injury, which is why we also offer advice and emotional support.
At Chiltern Healthcare, we firmly believe in a team approach. By doing so, we can provide seamless, professional, and high-quality care with you and your family at the core. We recognise that after an ABI, you may have several specialists and individuals involved in your care. We collaborate closely with GPs, District Nurses, Community Dieticians, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Physiotherapists to ensure you receive the support and level of care that you need and rightfully deserve.