RehaCom and Rehabilitation
By harnessing innovation and investing in RehaCom - a powerful tool designed to assist with cognitive rehabilitation and therapy - we're improving outcomes for our patients and residents.
By harnessing innovation and investing in RehaCom, a powerful tool designed to assist with cognitive rehabilitation and therapy, we're improving outcomes for our patients and residents.
As healthcare continues to advance, we have acknowledged our responsibility to progress more traditional therapies offered, by providing those in our care with the most innovative and progressive forms of technology to aid their rehabilitation.
We're proud to be the first provider in the UK to adopt RehaCom, a computerised software programme focusing on cognitive rehabilitation, and we're already starting to see some tremendous results.
Using both visual and auditory cues, RehaCom works for people of all ages at any stage in a person's rehabilitation journey, and it also has modules specifically design for children. It can be applied to those with traumatic brain injuries, stroke, multiple sclerosis, depression, visual deficits and more. Co-morbid issues, such as mental health issues and learning difficulties do not stop the software from being used.
RehaCom allows our expert psychology team to rehabilitate cognitive deficits that affect aspects of attention, concentration, memory, perception and abilities in coordinating activities of daily living.
Individuals will first carry out a screening assessment to identify areas of cognitive strengths and weaknesses. For areas of weakness, RehaCom recommends tailored therapy packages including difficulty level, time of each module, how often to use the software and allows for a training calendar to be created if there are multiple areas of need. This training is then complemented by activities carried out by the Occupational Therapy Team.
Mr Smith (name anonymised for confidentiality purposes) is a 39 year old male who received a diagnosis of a hypoxic brain injury. Traditional neuropsychological measures showed that he had global cognitive impairments, with greater difficulties noted within the areas of attention, immediate and delayed recall, and visuospatial difficulties.
Due to the fact that pre-injury he enjoyed and adopted a more practical way of working, , he was not highly motivated to engage in traditional paper and pencil means of working on these weaknesses - they resembled 'school', which was a negative past experience for him. His pre-injury abilities were estimated to be within the low-average range (in line with his schooling), however, post injury, he was tested as functioning 2 or more standard deviations below this on all domains.
Following discussions about his goals, he chose to begin working on the following therapy modules, and then further prioritised them in order of importance to him:
- visual gaze training
- attention and concentration
- divided attention
As Mr Smith wanted to be able to concentrate for longer periods of time and look after his children independently, he began with the attention and concentration module. The table shows his progression over the course of 10 sessions which were done at least twice per day .
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The overall feedback from patients so far has been promising, and engagement levels within cognitive rehabilitation have improved. With an ever changing population of patients who require neurological rehabilitation, working with new technology that has good outcomes is more important now then ever.
Dr Amlan Basu, Chief Medical Officer for Active Care Group & The Huntercombe Group, had the following views about this new investment -
“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.”