Our Services Care Services Head and brain injury
An acquired brain injury (ABI)
is an injury caused to the
brain since birth.
There are many possible
causes, including a fall, a
road accident, tumour and
stroke. (We have specifically
dealt with Stroke under a
The brain is made up of
different areas. The effect of
any brain injury will depend
on the area that has been
The Parietal Lobe is
responsible for spatial
perception and manipulation
The Occipital Lobe controls
The Frontal Lobe is
responsible for personality
emotional and behavioral
control, attention, problem
solving, social skills and
The Temporal Lobe is
responsible for memory,
recognizing faces, generating
emotion and language.
The Broca Area controls
expressive language and The
Wernike Area controls
A brain injury can involve and effect a number of areas for example
Mobility, Memory, Language and Behavior.
Whilst the brain cells cannot regenerate. The brain is very flexible and
with a program of reablement /rehabilitation this helps the brain to
learn alternative ways of working in order to minimise the
long-term impact of the brain injury.
We have assisted many people to regain lost skills so they feel more
able and safer in their home.
A Brain injury doesn’t just affect individuals; it can transform the lives
of an entire families. You may have to make considerable changes to
the way you live but we can support your whole family.
Helping your Rehabilitation and Independence:
Our team includes Occupational Therapists, Nurses and
We have ensured that all our care staff are skilled and can follow our
rehabilitation/reablement programmes to help you back to
To maximise recovery reablement needs to be completed regular and
as you recover hopefully you will be able to complete your
Our managers will liaise with your hospital team, regularly review your
progress and will change activities in conjunction with the primary care
team when required and as you become more able. Some people have
difficulty with communication after a brain injury and this can be very
frustrating. Our staff will use a range of different communication
methods and tools to help you express yourself and assist with your
speech therapy programme.
At Dependability, our focus is on reablement not just caring, though all
our staff are kind, caring, companionate, trained in your needs and will
value your dignity.
You will have a trained and dedicated team to support you.
How we can help You:
We can offer rehabilitation/reablement support planned with you
focusing on your needs.
We can help you start your day off well with reablement activities
to help you wash, dress and have breakfast.
Practically, - doing the shopping, laundry and house work so you
use your energy on your reablement exercises with your carer.
We can prepare nutritious meals helping you to eat and drink.
A night call to settle you safely and comfortably into bed if
Emotionally it’s important to starting going out and we can be
your support in those early days.
Our Aim for you:
Is to help you regain any skills lost by your brain injury.
To enable you to become more confident and self-reliant and
need less support.
To be safe and confident so you can do the things you enjoy and
continue to recover through our rehabilitative support.
Rehabilitation rehabilitative aims to help the brain learn alternative
ways of working in order to minimise the long-term impact of the brain
injury. Rehabilitation also helps the survivor and the family to cope
successfully with any remaining disabilities.