A 17-bed locked unit providing slow-stream rehabilitation for adult men with acquired / traumatic brain injury, whose improving complex behavioural, psychiatric and emotional difficulties requires extended support.
Althorp provides rehabilitation for men whose challenging behaviour or cognitive deficit requires continued levels of intervention and support that typically cannot be provided in a less-restricted environment.
Slow stream services, with a deep pool of therapy support
We recognise the potential for every patient to make gains in functional ability and daily living, and understand that further gains in independence can require extended care. Key to a successful outcome is the ability to supplement the care programme with a deep resource of therapies and specialists, to tailor the most appropriate treatment.
From the moment of admission our extensive MDT focus on individual goal-planning with each patient, and agree on specific behaviours to develop or reduce.
In addition the range of Occupational Therapy (OT) sessions helps to develop their daily living skills in a safe environment. They can then continue their recovery via one of our community settings in the Berkeley’s, or back in their local area.
We support men who are aged over 18 and have:
Our therapeutic programme is designed to create a reinforcing environment where individuals experience success through achievable goals and regular opportunities for learning.
In partnership with patients our MDT construct programmes of enablement that allow progress through our pathways to a place of least restriction, and utilise a full range of psychological and occupational therapy programmes which:
The goals of interventions on Althorp are to:
Our unit environment is designed to support the therapeutic and social needs of our patients, and includes;
Across our 140-acre campus patients also have access to;
Our Althorp Discharge Co-ordinator begins discharge planning from the point of admission. Working with our clinical and social work teams they formulate plans and liaise with appropriate case managers to support a smooth transition.
Typically patients will spend 12-24 months on Althorp before moving along our care pathway to a less-restrictive environment such as Berkeley Close, or returning to their home area.