At Calvert Reconnections our clients are called participants.
This underlines our friendly, welcoming approach which aims to encourage people to fully engage in their own rehabilitation.
‘Therapy’ is so interwoven into life at Calvert Reconnections that frequently our interventions may not feel like ‘therapy’ at all.
Our programme is carefully chosen and appropriately adapted to promote physical, cognitive, and psychological recovery.
Sessions may be provided on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting with participants encouraged to continue to engage in activities such as journaling or playing board games after hours.
Social integration and bonding come as part of the overall experience as participants share unique adventures together.
Supporting participants to achieve their rehabilitation goals is at the heart of all we do.
Following a thorough assessment period, an individualised, goal orientated rehabilitation programme is put into place. Each programme is holistic and designed to address identified clinical needs whilst harnessing the interests and internal drivers of the client.
The programme consists of a four-week assessment period, leading onto a ten week stay which can be reduced or extended, depending on the participant’s needs. The cost of the programme includes accommodation, food, activities, and therapy as well as any costs related to vocational placements.
A Multidisciplinary Approach
The programme is clinically led by the multi-disciplinary clinical team and supported by our specialist rehab coaches. Other staff such as the chef or even external partners (such as within selected vocational settings) may contribute by providing a community based ‘non-clinical’ environment for our participants to learn and practice their skills.
Prior to arrival, during their stay and when planning for discharge, we collaborate as closely as possible with the participant’s family and multidisciplinary network. We actively encourage case managers, family or other relevant parties to visit the centre and to attend case conferences.
We take a restorative as well as a compensatory approach to brain injury rehabilitation and consider carefully how we may need to adapt the physical or social environment for each participant to optimise their rehabilitation potential during their stay at Calvert Reconnections.
In order to establish a baseline from which to monitor changes and evaluate the impact of our interventions, we use three valid and reliable outcome measures with all our participants.
The Functional Independence Measure and Functional Assessment Measure (FIM FAM) as a global measure of disability.
The Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory (MPAI-4) as a measure that assesses specific problems that people may encounter specifically after an acquired brain injury.
The Individual Recovery Outcomes Counter (I.ROC) which is a tool designed to measure and support the wellbeing and mental health of our participants.
Other outcomes measures may also be used depending on the specific needs of the participant.
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