Long Term Complex Care
Providing exceptional injury rehabilitation, long term complex care and community support.
Long Term Complex Care in Southampton
We provide long term, nurse-led support to individuals with complex needs following an acquired brain injury including stroke, traumatic brain injury, anoxic brain injury, disorders of consciousness, and progressive neurological conditions.
Led by a Matron, the nursing team provide round-the-clock care to support clients in areas such as general wellbeing, nutrition, tissue viability, continence, managing medication, behaviour and emotional wellbeing. The ultimate goal is enhanced quality of life for the client and their family.
What is Complex Care?
Complex care is healthcare and support given to people who have long term conditions or long term care needs as a result of an injury, who need help to manage their symptoms and daily tasks.
Complex care is usually provided by skilled and experienced professionals who work closely together to ensure safe and effective delivery of care, which is personalized to meet the needs of the individual. This could be with the help of therapists such as Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists or Physiotherapists.
Who Might Require Complex Care Support?
Examples of those who may require neurological complex care support may include brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, Huntington’s disease and motor neurone disease. We are also able to support clients with palliative care needs, dementia and learning difficulties or any other conditions that may require support.
Community Complex Care
Providing complex care at home allows for clients to remain with their loved ones, in the comfort of their own environment and can also minimize the risk of exposure to external environmental factors such as infection and overstimulation. Staying at home can also allow for a more personalized routine, a smaller care team dedicated solely to the client and the client’s increased empowerment to make decisions about their own care.
Our care team are able to support with care needs such as:
- Enteral tube feeding
- Wound care
- Tracheostomy care
- Respiratory oropharyngeal and orotracheal suctioning
- Dysphagia management and support
- Catheter care
- Stoma and bowel care
- Therapy and behavior support for those with high levels of anxiety or challenging behaviors
Our Care Team
Our specialist neurological team can conduct a thorough assessment of a client to establish what their care needs are, as well as personalized wishes and goals. We have previously started complex care packages whilst the client is still within the acute settings to build trust and relationships which has proved to be extremely reassuring for clients and their families. This also supports our care team to fully comprehend all aspects of personalized care needs before discharge home, allowing for a smooth transition between the acute and home setting. We have worked closely with hospitals, case managers, social workers and families to enable safe early supported discharge. We will produce care plans and risk assessments ahead of discharge, have emergency plans in place, ensure good communication with all parties involved and work with the discharging teams to ensure the home environment is fully prepared.
All of our complex care team are fully trained and receive frequent and up to date formal training with regular supervision and support from experienced on call managers 24 hours a day.
How to get Complex Care Support in Hampshire
Our Peartree Community service can provide support for any number of hours including 24 hour care packages, sleep or wake night carers, live in carers, occupational therapy, physio therapy, rehabilitation assistant support, personal assistant support, speech and language therapy and psychology. All clients are treated holistically and we pride ourselves on being flexible with all aspects of care and therapy to adapt to any changes in the client’s needs.
If you’re a family member in need of seeking care for a loved one or a case manager, please use the contact form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Alternatively you can phone us on: 023 8044 8168