Acute neurobehavioural - high intensity treatment to manage complex behaviours
The Acute Neurobehavioural pathway is one of two acute treatment options we offer to new admissions. We usually admit a patient as a direct admission or on occasion as an internal transfer from our Acute Neurorehabilitation pathway. We recommend this high intensity pathway to support the ongoing management of complex and often unstable behaviour. We offer a focussed behavioural assessment and management for moderate to severe levels of challenging behaviour, including treatment under the Mental Health Care Act if appropriate.
The length of stay we typically recommend for this pathway is between 4-12 months. Our expected outcome for a patient on this pathway is a return to their home environment, an internal transfer to one of our step-down care options (Extended Rehabilitation or Assisted Independent Living) or a move to an alternative care provider.
All our patients have access to neuropsychiatric care, including risk management, in our Special Care Unit (SCU) and they are fully supported by a highly specialist clinical team which includes 1:1 nursing care.
Alongside medical care we plan co-ordinated interdisciplinary interventions by 2-3 trained therapists at one time, primarily psychologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
The location for services we offer within this care pathway is the Hollanden Park Hospital in Hildenborough, Kent.