The Department of Health of Dénia has launched this week the new Outpatient Consultation of Acquired Brain Injury. It is located in the CSI I of Dénia, in La Pedrera, and serves patients every day of the week.
The goal of the consultation is to treat patients affected by strokes, severe head injuries and post-infection and tumor brain injuries. The consultation is made up of specialists in rehabilitation and therapists specialized in neurological physiotherapy, neurological speech therapy, neuro-psychology and occupational therapy.
According to the Head of the Rehabilitation Service of the Department of Health of Dénia –DSD-, Álvaro Escuder, “The new consultation borders on excellence, since the treatments are personalized and administered individually in sessions of 45 minutes, 2, 3 or 5 days per week, as indicated. Once the patient has been discharged from the Dénia Chronic and Long Stay Hospital, he perceives a genuine continuity in care, since the new consultation is adjacent to the aforementioned health center. It is a multidisciplinary consultation whose objective is to improve the functional capacity of the patient in all areas of his daily life ”.
The new Outpatient Brain Injury Consultation occupies four independent rooms, attended by the same number of professionals in which the therapies are taught individually 1 × 1, a patient, a therapist.
The treatment guideline will always be directed by a Rehabilitation specialist, who will monitor the patient's progress at all times. The treatments are planned to be administered between six months and one year, depending on each case.
What is acquired brain damage?
Acquired Brain Damage is any neurological pathology that develops in four different areas: the vascular brain, which occupies an 85% of cases, and whose most prevalent damage is stroke. Far behind, 15% of cases are occupied by other pathologies such as severe head trauma, tumor processes or infectious pathology (encephalitis, neuroencephalitis ...).