Live in Care Services for Acquired Brain Injuries
Brain injuries affect people in many different ways. While some injuries are short-lived, others can change a person’s personality or cognitive abilities permanently, which can make independent living a real challenge.
Brain and head injuries can often lead to debilitating psychological problems, including short-term memory loss, headaches, dizziness, depression and irritability. Many people recover quickly and go on to live a full life once again – but unfortunately some will suffer chronic mental health problems following serious trauma, which may mean they require day-to-day care from an experienced professional.
Care at Home for Brain Injured Customers
If this is the case, moving to a different care facility can be distressing for the individual and those around them; often, the family and friends of the customer will want to avoid this at all costs. Live in care for those with acquired brain injuries will ensure that such customers can be well looked-after in the comfort of their own home, away from the distractions and challenges of an external care environment. They do not need to leave behind everything they know.
Live in care also relieves the pressure from the person’s other primary caregivers and provides them with an invaluable coping strategy. This is particularly important if the customer was injured suddenly, as adapting routines and responsibilities to meet their needs can be challenging without support from those with experience.
At Independent People Homecare, we know that live in care for those who have suffered a brain injury needs to be carefully tailored to the individual’s unique requirements. Brain injuries can vary in severity – and for rehabilitation to be effective, we need to gain a thorough understanding of what’s going to be required to achieve the best outcome for the customer. After an initial onsite assessment, we will put together a live in care programme that addresses these requirements.
Our home carers have a great deal of experience in caring for customers with acquired brain injuries. As an agency, we deliver ongoing, comprehensive training to all of our staff to ensure they are fully equipped to navigate any and all of your loved one’s needs. Our live in carers can of course manage the customer’s physical needs – such as washing and dressing them, cooking meals, and carrying out household tasks – but what’s much more valuable is their companionship and ability to provide emotional support to the individual and everyone else who has been affected by their injury.
For more information on live in care for brain injury customers, or to arrange a visit from one of our specialist personnel, please contact us today on 0800 471 4741.