better care at home
Our service is rated ‘Good’ by CQC in all five measures – safe, caring, effective, responsive and well-led – which we know provides families with peace of mind that their loved one or family member is receiving the highest standards of care at a time they need it most.
Understanding it all, what is
a brain injury?
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A TBI is caused by an external factor such as a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. TBI can be defined as closed (non-penetrating) or open (penetrating). The severity of a TBI may range from mild (for example, concussion) to severe, most common from an accident, road traffic accident, or a fall.
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI): An ABI is an alteration in brain functioning or pathology caused by internal factors such as a lack of oxygen.
A brain injury may produce an altered or diminished state of consciousness, and result in an impairment of cognitive abilities or physical functioning. It can also result in the disturbance of behavioural or emotional functioning. These impairments may be temporary or permanent and cause partial or total functional disability, this includes brain injury as well as a brain tumour, stroke, brain haemorrhage, brain aneurysm and encephalitis.