Living with a brain injury

Brain injuries affect people in many different ways. While some injuries are short-lived, others can change a person’s personality traits 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.

Caring for someone with a brain injury

Brain injuries don’t just affect individuals – they can also transform the lives of entire families. Depending upon the severity of your loved one’s injury, you may have to make considerable changes to the way you live. If your relative has an acquired brain injury, moving them to a different care facility may be distressing, which is something family and friends typically want to avoid.

Live-in care ensures that those living with an acquired brain injury are looked after in the comfort of their own home, away from the distractions and challenges of alternative care environments. It also means they do not need to leave behind everything they know.

Live-in care for those living with a brain injury

Live-in care also relieves the pressure from the person’s other primary caregivers and provides them with important respite periods. This is particularly important if your loved one is injured suddenly, as adapting routines and responsibilities to meet their needs can be challenging without support from experienced professionals.

Your live-in carer should provide tailored, round-the-clock support that meets the individual needs and requirements of your loved one. Brain injuries vary in severity, and we know that 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 those we care for. Following an initial consultation, a personalised profile can be created by you in line with your requirements.

Live-in carers have a great deal of experience in caring for customers with acquired brain injuries. Your live-in carer can of course manage your loved one’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 both customers and their families.

Brain injury care services from Ivy Palmer

Living with a brain injury can be challenging, especially if you’re caring for a loved one on a full-time basis – but we can help. Our live-in care services provide peace of mind that your loved one is being professionally supported in the familiarity of their own home, with a personalised care plan designed to meet all of their care needs both mentally and physically.

For more information on our brain injury care services, contact our friendly team today or call us on 0330 053 5014 to discuss your options.