Inspire Neurocare's residential spinal injuries unit offers a specialised environment for around-the-clock care and rehabilitation for individuals who have suffered complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries. It comprises a dedicated team of carers, doctors, nurses and therapists.
Rehabilitation outcomes are generally linked to individual goals, the severity of the injury, and the person's overall health. Spinal cord injured patients may see improvements in physical mobility and independence to enhanced emotional well-being.
At Inspire Neurocare, these outcomes, which make up the rehabilitation programme, are continuously measured against established goals.
Spinal cord injury rehabilitation can vary significantly in length, depending on several factors including the severity of the injury, the individual's overall health, and their specific recovery goals. Rehabilitation is often a long-term process, requiring several months to years of multidisciplinary intervention. Some people with spinal cord injuries may make significant progress in a few months, while others may require intensive rehabilitation over several years.
At Inspire Neurocare, our team works closely with patients, their families, and referral sources to provide personalised estimates of rehabilitation length based on individual assessments, which are continually reviewed and adjusted as needed.
It's important to note that every individual's recovery journey from spinal cord injury is unique, and the timeline for rehabilitation can differ greatly from person to person.
Inspire supports family members throughout the recovery process. Recovery from spinal cord injuries can be complex and in the early stages, secondary conditions can cause complications and different symptoms may be experienced. Our Wellbeing and Lifestyle Coach ensures loved ones are kept informed about progress, recovery, and discharge planning.
The referral process usually begins with a referral from a doctor or funding body, usually while the individual is in the hospital or spinal cord injury unit. The Inspire team visits to assess the individual, creating a report detailing the rehabilitation pathway and care we can provide.
From this point, the referrer and family will review the assessment report, and if it is decided that Inspire Neurocare is the right place for rehabilitation, the team will work with all those concerned to begin the admission process.