Active Care Group adopts cognitive rehabilitation software RehaCom: A step into the future for neuro-rehab
We are the first provider to invest in computerised rehabilitation software RehaCom in the UK
The German-based software assists traumatic brain injuries, stroke, MS, depression, visual deficits and more
Consists of 29 interactive problem-solving and training modules, includes 21 native languages, and auto-adapts to users’ performance reducing frustration
At Active Care Group we deliver care and rehabilitation for people recovering from brain injury,spinal cord injury, strokes, and complex trauma, and we are proud to be the first UK provider to invest in RehaCom, a powerful computer-assisted tool focusing on cognitive neurorehabilitation. RehaCom enables our patients to complete virtual training and improve functional aspects of daily living, resulting in increased recovery and is an innovative step into the future of rehabilitation.
“RehaCom is a really exciting investment for us. It means that we can use the latest innovative technological advances in this field to ensure that we provide the best possible outcomes for our patients. We are already evaluating its impact and we will share our findings,”
Dr Jyoti Kainth-Evans, Principal Clinical Psychologist based at our neuro rehab service Hunters Moor in Birmingham, sourced RehaCom after exploring the possibility of cognitive remediation software as an alternative to traditional pen and paper tasks. The practical tool assists our therapists in the rehab of cognitive disorders that affect aspects of attention, concentration, memory, perception, and planning. It also means that our therapists can work with several patients simultaneously.
Two residents of Hunters Moor have completed RehaCom with incredible results and more are beginning to use the tool. A 39-year-old male resident with a diagnosis of a hypoxic brain injury, leading to severe attention difficulties, visual deficits, and delayed memory, undertook RehaCom. With it being an interactive programme, he found it much more engaging than traditional pen and paper methods and was able to concentrate for longer periods of time. He initially concentrated on training his vision (saccadic training for visual fields), and after a course of 10 sessions his abilities were almost back to where they were pre-injury. The user was able to choose modules that would directly work towards his goals, whilst also opting for modules that incorporated elements of personal interests such as trains and cars.
RehaCom is a breakthrough for the future of neuro rehab and we plan to publish research findings and data to reinforce this revolutionary approach to modern rehabilitation.