At Coppice Care, the emotional and physical well-being of our residents is a key priority.
The conditions we support at our service – learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, physical disabilities and acquired brain injury – can involve particular health issues that require specific professional intervention.
All our residents are registered with local GPs and we work closely with local community health teams to ensure access to specialist services and support, including:
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Working in collaboration with these healthcare professionals, we are able to access additional further specialist support as part of the holistic person-centred care we provide.
For more information about our learning disability residential services in West Sussex, please contact us.
Physiotherapists treat physical problems linked to body systems –
including bones, joints and soft tissues, the brain and nervous system and respiratory system – to assist service users in maximising body movement and function. Techniques they may use include movement and exercise, manual therapy and heat, cold or acupuncture.
Behavioural and other specialist nurses
Specialist behavioural nurses work with individuals to build up a complete picture of the person and behaviours that challenge, to interpret what the person is communicating through their behaviour and introduce interventions to make it easier and safer for them to express their feelings. In turn, this helps to improve health and well-being and open up new opportunities.
The support of community and district nurses, such as checking temperature, blood pressure and breathing, administering drugs, cleaning and dressing wounds and giving injections can help patients to avoid hospital admissions.
Speech and Language Therapists
The specialist skills of speech and language therapists can support residents to manage and improve difficulties with communication, speech, language and eating, drinking and swallowing.
Occupational therapists work with people with learning disabilities to support their involvement in education, employment and independent living, with the aim of enabling them to achieve as much as they can for themselves, so they get the most out of life. This may include advice on different ways of doing certain things or on equipment and adaptations to make daily routines easier.
People with learning disability are more likely than the general population to experience mental health conditions and more minor disorders can have a severe effect. Learning disability psychiatrists work with patients to manage and improve mental health conditions associated with a learning disability, such as behavioural disorder, which can affect the ability to learn and communicate and can also lead to conditions such as epilepsy.
Neurologists provide diagnosis, treatment and support for any residents affected by a disorder of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These conditions may include brain injury, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.
Diet is a key factor in maintaining good health and appropriate weight as well as managing conditions such as diabetes and celiac disease. Dieticians work with residents to support them to make informed dietary choices to support good health and ensure individual nutritional needs are met.
This service provide assessments for people with mobility and other postural problems and can provide wheelchairs, modifications to them so that they meet specific needs, pressure care cushions and other accessories and repairs.