Case Management is a collaborative process which: assesses, plans, implements, co-ordinates, monitors and evaluates the options and services required to meet an individuals health, social care, educational and employment needs, using communication and available resources to promote quality cost effective outcomes.
(Case Management Society UK)
Case management is a process devoted to the coordination, rehabilitation, care and support of people with complex, clinical needs. It aims to facilitate their independence and improve their quality of life whilst acknowledging safety issues.
(British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers)
A Case Manager will work with an individual, and their family, by providing practical support and information. They will assess, plan, implement, co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate all services required to meet an individual’s health, care, social, educational and vocational needs.
The Case Manager is the link between the individual and other agencies involved in their rehabilitation. Statutory and private agencies are used, thus promoting quality cost effective outcomes throughout the rehabilitation journey.
Green Owl Therapy have a close working link with Dr Emma Henderson, Clinical Psychologist.
Emma has a keen interest in understanding how thinking skills are affected by brain injuries and disease. She obtained her Undergraduate degree in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University in 2001 and whilst there, volunteered in the local hospital as a research assistant on a project looking at negative thoughts in those who have had a stroke. During the summer holidays she volunteered at the Stroke Prevention Unit as a research assistant at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford.
Whilst studying for her Masters in Cognitive Neuropsychology (distinction) at Oxford Brookes University in 2004, Emma volunteered at the Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Aging (OPTIMA) at the University of Oxford which was investigating the effects of vitamins on cognitive performance in those with and without dementia. Emma has also undertaken research in the areas of computerised cognitive rehabilitation programmes and also the impact of electronic devices on the brain. Her interest in neuropsychology took her to the University of Warwick where she was involved in a research project developing a computerised assessment for distinguishing those with dementia of the Alzheimer's type from those with vascular dementia, depression or age-matched controls.
Emma completed her doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at the University of Birmingham in 2011, undertaking specialist placements in working age dementia service and also a systemic family therapy service. Post-qualification, Emma has been working in an NHS level 1 neurological rehabilitation unit for adults with acquired brain injuries. She recently (2019) obtained her Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol which she passed with distinction.
Emma draws on her experience in cognitive behaviour therapy, narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion focussed therapy and behavioural approaches, together with her knowledge of neuropsychology, to help clients to live lives more in keeping with their values. Her therapeutic practice is very much tailored to the needs of the client.
Emma offers neuropsychological assessment, capacity assessment, teaching and training and therapeutic interventions to manage mood disorder, behaviours of concern and cognitive difficulties as well as working with couples and families who are adjusting to a brain injury.
OT's can provide practical support to facilitate recovery, enabling individuals to live independently whilst achieving optimal level of functioning by overcoming everyday problems and barriers.
An OT will look at all areas of an individual’s life - home, school/college, workplace, community - and work to enable them to have a sense of purpose and direction.
Tasks that can be addressed can be within domestic or personal care, leisure pursuits, and work or voluntary activities.
OT’s work with individuals to identify their strengths and difficulties. Each person centred assessment will be holistic and take into account physical, psychological, social, and environmental factors that prevent an individual from achieving their full potential.
Following assessment the OT will work with the individual to set realistic and achievable goals, through use of evidence based information and practice, with the aim being to maintain or improve independence. Activities will be analysed and broken down into smaller components that individual’s can work to achieve through use of activity grading, and graded exposure. An OT will also source practical solutions to problems through the use of techniques, strategies and/or aids, equipment and changes to an environment. Such changes can be minor or major modifications and adaptations, designed to reduce restrictions.
- Care for the Elderly
We are experienced with working with the elderly and can work to assist you with:
- Functional Rehabilitation
If you are experiencing difficulties with completing activities of daily living, such as personal care, getting on and off furniture, getting in and out of the bath, shopping, cooking or going back to work due to illness or injury then we can help you improve your independence.
Experienced in working with a range of medical conditions, including:
After assessing you at home we will set goals with you and develop a treatment plan that will work towards maximising your independence and quality of life.
We can also provide recommendations for aids and adaptations to assist you, such as:
- Neurological Rehabilitation
Experience in treating a range of neurological conditions, including:
For every client a thorough home based assessment will be completed gaining information from the client and their significant others, as well as through observation of the client completing activities of daily living.
Following assessment we will work with the client to identify needs, set goals, and determine the benefits from ongoing OT treatment:
As an OT and previous Disability Assessor we are able to provide you with support and guidance when faced with the daunting task of filling out a lengthy benefit application pack:
Discuss your needs
The best way for us to start helping you is to talk about your circumstances and history.
We can then make suggestions and arrange the next step.
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