A haematoma in simple terms is a bad bruise. It occurs when a person has an injury which causes the blood to pool under the skin and is not usually cause for concern.
However, if the blood collects between the skull and the surface of the brain, this is known as a subdural haematoma which can be very serious.
According to the NHS website, the symptoms of a Subdural Haematoma are as follows:
- A worsening headache
- Feeling and being sick
- Personality Changes
- Feeling drowsy
- Loss of consciousness
If the Subdural Haematoma is caused by a Head Injury such as example, a car crash, these are often very severe with a high risk of death, particularly in older individuals.
Those who experience a Subdural Haematoma can also take an extensive period of time to recover and may be left with physical disabilities and cognitive problems.
Neuro Case Management can complete a Mental Capacity Assessment to determine the Client’s Capacity overall before actioning an Initial Needs Assessment which will allow them to provide an accurate and transparent Report showing the best way forward to ensure the Clients wellbeing.
This report may include recommendations for the assistance of additional Professionals including a Speech & Language Therapist, an Occupational Therapist etc.
NCMUK can also interview and employ a Care Team if required, training them to meet the needs of the Client and their Family.