Guiding and supporting patients
Every day we guide and support patients and their families through the realities of life with a neuro-disability.
Disability has an emotional and physical impact on a person. It also hugely affects those close to that person. That’s why our dedicated social workers offer support every step of the way. They help people adjust to life with disability, and to plan for a positive future.
From day one through to discharge, our social workers work with every rehabilitation patient and their family. They can discuss every aspect of their immediate, short and long-term care to help them adjust to life with a disability and hopefully making the journey as smooth and well informed as possible.
Social workers do this by helping families to
They encourage families to actively participate in a patient’s care pathway. This helps to incorporate the patient’s interests into a truly holistic rehabilitation plan.
They have regular meetings with the rehabilitation team and carers to discuss progress and goals
They support people emotionally and practically. They also suggest ways that a family can get involved in care, as well as activities that a family can enjoy together.
Make practical plans
They offer guidance on everything from statutory entitlements, housing needs and care options, such as day care, at-home support, or long-term residential care.
“They understand the situation, and it has just transformed everything for us.”
Rachel and John.