Ben’s Story

With sadness and joy, we say farewell to Ben who has moved to a new rehabilitation unit to take the next step in his journey to ultimately returning to independence and his family.

Forty-year-old Ben is a Nigerian gentleman who came to the UK in 2016. He has a wife and four children. As well as being university educated and speaking English and Edo (a Nigerian dialect), he enjoyed sport, exercising, and cooking prior to the events that led him to Highfield House.

In 2017, Ben suffered a traumatic brain injury following a road traffic accident.

After over a year in hospital, following his accident, Ben was admitted to Highfield House for 24-hour intensive nursing care and a wide range of therapies including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy.

Ben is a very determined and remarkable gentleman who has driven his own rehabilitation with the support of Highfield House.

Everyone has, in some way, had a hand in Ben’s progress including Ben himself. Whether the Therapies team, Catering staff who went out of their way to ensure he had good nourishment, Housekeeping staff who made sure his room was safe and clean, Care staff who encouraged and supported him, the Nursing team who made sure he had his medication on time.

It has been a privilege to be part of Ben’s recovery. As a team, Highfield House cares for residents together, we can’t do it alone. It’s amazing what we can do together. Just ask Ben! Please watch the video below and Ben will tell you in his own words.