Spinal injuries

We support a variety of spinal injuries, conditions and diseases, along with any associated conditions, offering short or long-term home care. Our highly skilled care teams receive specific training on practical support such as bowel management, catheter care, pain management, tracheostomy care and ventilation and breathing support. They also attend specialist training days to learn how to manage, maintain and prevent spinal complications including managing autonomic dysreflexia, temperature and postural management.

Many of our clients have spent months, even years, in a spinal rehabilitation unit following their injury and the impact of moving back home cannot be underestimated. A period of stabilisation may be required with extra support from community services teams to assist with the transitional phase, and home adaptions may be significant prior to any discharge home. 

We are able to devise and implement both transitional and on-going care plans. Our multidisciplinary packages focus on individual client needs and can include physiotherapy, occupational therapy and psychiatry services, as well as assisted technology support to aid independent living. We also encourage clients to access the community and take part in support groups.

We frequently find our clients require care packages that support a number of conditions, as shown in our case studies.