The care team plays a central role in our multidisciplinary treatment concept. We administer basic medical care around the clock and we respond to all the questions, concerns and needs of our patients. Each and every one should feel that they are in good hands.
Key support ensuring therapy is successful
We believe the right care means holistic and patient-based treatment. We always tailor our day-to-day care and support to patients’ individual aims and opportunities. We are always there for our patients and we play a key role in ensuring the success of the entire treatment team.
All therapeutic care tasks are planned and carried out for each individual patient in close cooperation with all therapy areas. We work closely with patients, thereby carrying out important care tasks alongside doctors and therapists: Our 24-hour care management service supports the success of all therapies carried out within the clinic.
The main aims of our work are to prevent any further complications resulting from illness, to maintain, develop and restore patients’ capabilities, to help patients achieve the greatest possible level of independence – despite physical challenges – and to integrate family members into the rehabilitation process.
Our workers have received specialist initial and further training to help them deal with the requirements of the different ranges of treatment.
Specialist therapeutic care in early stage rehabilitation
In the department for early stage rehabilitation we treat the most severely ill patients. The basis of our work here is the multidisciplinary critical care knowledge of the doctors and therapeutic care staff. ... >> weiter
Only specialists with comprehensive know-how in the field of neurological intensive care work with patients in early stage rehabilitation. Particularly important in this work are elements of basal stimulation and aspects of kinesthesiology as well as self-help training based on the everyday activities of individual patients.
Our staff look after patients who rely on artificial respiration and those who have undergone tracheotomies, and carry out special breathing-support therapies.
Specialist care and support for paraplegics
The therapeutic care team in our paraplegia centre helps patients manage their individual, daily lives – initially a great challenge for them. The team helps patients with all their concerns and advises them and their families on how best to handle the situation at home.
The focus of our work with our paraplegic patients is the independent management of the bladder and bowels, and the avoidance of bedsores and pulmonary complications. In close co-operation with the care teams at the neuro-urological outpatient clinic and other wards, our care workers support patients with bladder-emptying dysfunctions, supplying them with information and teaching them how to handle them on their own.
Competent care and supervision for movement disorders
Experienced members of the therapeutic care team support the daily stimulation visits in our specialist movement disorders centre and teach patients and families how to use the hand apparatus. Staff monitor patients receiving medication-based therapy and deep brain stimulation and use daily profiles to monitor patients’ flexibility.
Our care team also helps with basic care and the administration of medication, and looks after post-operative wounds, when necessary, together with the wound management team. Ward staff work closely with the movement disorders outpatient clinic.
Where many care areas meet: neuro-urological care
Specially trained members of the therapeutic care team are in charge of advising patients about the intermittent self-administration of a catheter as well as bowel management within the department of neuro-urology. They change suprapubic catheters and transurethral permanent catheters, and insert irrigation catheters.
These team members are just as experienced in managing urological emergencies as they are in the preparation, follow-up work and assistance required during the insertion of suprapubic catheters, during cystoscopies, botulinum toxin injections and the removal of foreign bodies, and during the imaging of the urethra and in pudendal nerve stimulation.
Neuro-urological members of the therapeutic care team are key contact partners for our patients and the care teams on other wards.