NCR (Neurocare and Rehabilitation) is specially designed long term living concept for the care and rehabilitation of patients suffering from neurological illness. Many a time it becomes difficult to look after such patients under home based environment. Institutional facilities like KADJI provides a positive environment with availability of medical personnel leading to a safe and positive atmosphere for such patients which helps them to recover faster.
The NCR provides integrated, comprehensive rehabilitation services to individuals who have physical and/or cognitive deficits resulting from neurological illness, injury or disease. Patients receive intense medical and rehabilitation management, a low patient-to-care giver ration and interdisciplinary therapy services. The primary goal of NCR program is to maximize an individual’s functional and decrease dependency on the caregiver.
WHAT NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS ARE TAKEN CARE OF UNDER NCR BY KADJI?
The nervous system is highly complex, and includes the brain, spinal cord and nerves to the face,body arms and legs. Damage to the nervous system from either injury or disease can lead to difficulty in controlling movement, sensation may also be affected and problems with speech, vision,swallowing, speaking and bowl and bladder control may also present. Mood, ability to concentrate and memory can also be affected. There are more than 600 neurological disease such as Parkinson,stroke, coma, Alzheimer’s, Muscular dystrophy, Huntington’s disease and many more.
Most people will present with a combination of symptoms depending on the type of condition they are suffering from.
- Functional limb weakness
- Sensory symptoms
- Sleep problems
- Poor memory
- Dizziness / headache
- Visual problems
- Walking problems
- Slurred speech/ no speech
- Swallowing problems
- Bowel and bladder problems
We ensure 24 hour care and outcome based rehabilitation approach for any of such neurological illness.
WHAT SERVICES ARE OFFERED UNDER NCR PROGRAM FOR NEURO PATIENTS?
- Family like atmosphere – you would never feel as if you are staying out of your house and are among stranger. You will find that people are friendly, open and honest.
- Fully furnished, well maintained, neat and clean rooms with twice a day room cleaning services. The rooms forms a unit (3 room = 1 unit) with Hall and dining area. Thus a unit is shared by 6 resident, making them a family of 6 person only. There are number of units in each care facility based on a structure of premises.
- Nutritious Food:Prepared daily, fresh under guidance of a diet specialist. The food offered is purely vegetarian and mostly Gujarati style food is offered, although based on the demand of our resident, a menu changes a little too. For patients in coma and patients with RT feeding are offered liquid/semi-liquid food every 2 hourly.
- Physical activities:A well-equipped rehabilitation area with latest equipment and instruments required.
- Recreational activities: Our volunteers and recreational therapists engages seniors in different games such as, caroms, ball games, clay games, brain games, interactive sessions, music, etc.
- Medical attention: A qualified Physician and surgeons ensures the medical concerns are being taken care of.
- Tracheostomy care, catheter care, RT feeding, Nebulisation, etc.
What’s involved in Neuro rehabilitation?
There are numerous approaches to stroke rehabilitation, some of which are still in the early stages of development. Behavioral performance in any area, such as sensory-motor and cognitive function, is most likely to improve when motor activity is willful, repetitive and task specific.
Stroke rehabilitation may include some or all of the following activities, depending on the part of the body or type of ability affected.
- Strengthening motor skills involves using exercises to help improve your muscle strength and coordination, including therapy to help with swallowing.
- Mobility training may include learning to use walking aids, such as a walker or canes, or a plastic brace (orthosis) to stabilize and assist ankle strength to help support your body’s weight while you relearn how to walk.
- Constraint-induced therapy, also known as forced-use therapy, involves restricting use of an unaffected limb while you practice moving the affected limb to help improve its function.
- Range-of-motion therapy uses exercises and other treatments to help lessen muscle tension (spasticity) and regain range of motion. Sometimes medication can help as well.
When should rehabilitation begin?
The sooner you begin stroke rehabilitation, the more likely you are to regain lost abilities and skills.
However, your doctors’ first priority is to stabilize your medical condition and control life-threatening conditions. They also take measures to prevent another stroke and limit any stroke-related complications.
It’s common for stroke rehabilitation to start as soon 24 to 48 hours after your stroke, during your acute hospital stay. If your medical problems continue for longer, your doctors may wait to begin your rehabilitation.
How long does stroke rehabilitation last?
The duration of your stroke rehabilitation depends on the severity of your stroke and related complications. Although some stroke survivors recover quickly, most need some form of stroke rehabilitation long term, possibly months or years after their stroke.
Your stroke rehabilitation plan will change during your recovery as you relearn skills and your needs change. With ongoing practice, you can continue to make gains over time.
The length of each stroke rehabilitation therapy session varies depending on your recovery, severity of your symptoms and responsiveness to therapy.
What factors affect the outcome of neuro rehabilitation?
Because recovery varies from person to person, it’s hard to predict how many abilities you might recover and how soon. In general, successful stroke rehabilitation depends on:
- Physical factors, including the severity of your stroke in terms of both cognitive and physical effects
- Emotional factors, such as your motivation and mood, and your ability to stick with rehabilitation activities outside of therapy sessions
- Generally the rate of recovery is greatest in the acute and post-acute periods — weeks and months after a stroke. However, there is evidence that performance can improve well into the chronic phase,or years later.
- Social factors, such as the support of friends and family
- Therapeutic factors, including an early start to your rehabilitation and the skill of your stroke rehabilitation team