Setting my rehab goals
Following a brain injury, you may be suffering from certain neurological impairments or loss of brain function. For example, you may have difficulty remembering things, making decisions, concentrating, difficulty with your mobility or speech and language. Neuro-rehabilitation is a problem-solving process carried out by an expert team of qualified clinicians who identify, recommend and put in place the knowledge, skills and supports you need to help improve your physical, psychological and social functioning.
Your Rehab Plan
Your Individual Rehabilitation Plan (IRP) is developed by our neuro-rehab team along with you and it is tailored to meet your needs. This plan enables you to make decisions that affect all aspects of your life, helping you identify and reach personal goals that are important to you.
An IRP is a set of identified goals, which provide the core focus of activity you and the key staff member supporting you. These are the goals you want to work on along with a plan of what you need to do to achieve those goals. You can select several goals to work on from different aspects of your life, if you wish. Many people choose to work on goals which help them to complete therapy programmes, learn about their injury, develop their independent living skills, participate in work/training activities, access their local community, and so on. Your neuro-rehabilitation team will write up the goals in your plan to ensure it is specific to your needs, measured with a certain timeframe, achievable and realistic, regularly reviewed with new goals when your goals have been achieved. Your IRP is a way for everybody involved in your rehabilitation, including your family and carers, to understand what your objectives are.