Community-Based Rehabilitation at Psicon
Patients and families can expect the following when entering the next stage of the rehabilitation journey with Psicon:
A warm welcome to a service that ensures patients are supported to return to the optimal level of independent functioning
An experience working with a team that is understanding and sensitive to the consequences of a brain injury
An approach to assessment and rehabilitation in which the psychological health and wellbeing of the individual and their family is put first and foremost
The individual’s family and friends, their environment, past history and work, as well as plans and dreams for the future will be considered when formulating a neurological rehabilitation plan
A space in which individuals and their families can have questions and concerns dealt with by expert clinicians with many years of expertise in neurological rehabilitation
Clear communication to ensure that both the patient and family understand the condition and what the prognosis may be
Detailed information on the next steps and access to the relevant healthcare professionals and specialist support services to ensure early rehabilitation input
The Initial Appointment
At Psicon we will offer an initial appointment within 10 days of a referral. In urgent cases we will try to accommodate an appointment much sooner.
When appropriate, the first initial appointment will be with a Consultant Neuropsychologist or Clinical Psychologist and may be short in duration (1 hour) but could also last a full day, which would then include the administration of various neuropsychological tests. The assessor may benefit from having access to all relevant documentation, including medical records. The assessor may also interview a family member or spouse as part of the assessment.
During the appointment, the assessor will gain as much information as possible about the individual’s difficulties and problems. At the end of the appointment, the assessor will provide the patient (as well as the family) with a summary of their findings. After the completion of the assessment, further formal and informal feedback will follow with recommendations for rehabilitation.