Our specialist care
We have been providing specialist epilepsy care and support since 1997. This means we have a wealth of experience in
supporting people with epilepsy. Our medical team comprises; a doctor specialising in epilepsy and specialist nurses providing 24 hour on call support. We have highly trained 24 hour waking staff who are able to administer medication, use vagal nerve stimulators and support people undertaking neurosurgery. Our epilepsy nurse specialists also support people to access alternative therapies such as music and reflexology. Support with communication is offered in all our intensive support services in addition to any speech therapy agreed in an individuals care package.
We use bespoke epilepsy alarm systems set for each individual to monitor all types of seizures. The information is used for evidence-based recording by the medical team. We provide fulfilling daily activities as we know that under stimulation can lead to a deterioration in seizure activity and control.
Staff are trained to recognise the start of seizures and will immediately administer medication according to the individual’s protocol. They are also trained to recognise triggers, which means that action plans to minimize triggers can be put into place. Biometric monitoring systems ensure our waking night staff are awake throughout the night. Injuries due to seizures are dramatically reduced as regular risk assessments are carried out.
Staff are trained to administer both regular and emergency medication. This includes rectal Diazepam, rectal Paraldehyde and Buccal Midazolam. The emergency medications used to treat prolonged seizures and clusters of seizures means that the people we care for are often able to avoid emergency visits to A&E and hospital admissions. Buccal Midazolam is currently unlicensed for adults in the community and needs to be given under clinical and medical guidance and many organisations are unable to administer it.