Living with Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy, often abbreviated to CP, is a neurological disorder that affects muscular control in various parts of the body. It can lead to impaired mobility, difficulty with speech, and a reduced ability to look after one’s every day needs.
The good news is that CP is non-progressive, which means that it will never get any worse. However, as children with the condition grow up and desire an independent life away from their parents, or older adults find themselves living alone, a live in carer who specialises in caring for someone with Cerebral Palsy can provide valuable assistance.
Cerebral Palsy Care at Home
Some of the symptoms of Cerebral Palsy can have a substantial impact on a person’s quality of life. Along with mobility problems, someone living with Cerebral Palsy may experience premature ageing, issues with swallowing, and an array of mental health conditions. Also common is post-impairment syndrome, which causes a combination of chronic pain, excessive tiredness, muscular weakness, bone deformities and repetitive strain injuries. Clearly, all of these can make independent living a challenge – and this is where your live in carer can step in.
Live-in Care Plan for Cerebral Palsy
Whether you’re living with this illness yourself or caring for a loved one, coping with Cerebral Palsy can be hard. Your live-in carers can be highly trained to provide physical assistance to those living with Cerebral Palsy. Your care staff are able to assist with tasks such as cooking, cleaning, washing and all aspects of self-care. They are on hand to carry out the weekly shop, pick up any necessary medication, and even attend hospital appointments or social events with their customer.
Customers feel more comfortable, confident and secure when there’s an extra pair of hands around the home. Your warm, compassionate carer can also provide constant companionship, which quickly quells any feelings of isolation. We’ve found that most live in carers develop close relationships with the people they work with, which is great for the emotional wellbeing of the customer (and it makes your carers feel great about their role, too!).
When you choose to work alongside us, we’ll support you to complete your carer profile for your specific needs; living arrangements, existing support networks, and work closely with any other health professionals, including GPs, physiotherapists, hospital workers and speech therapists. After all, it’s vital that everyone is united in working towards delivering the best possible care.
Find Cerebral Palsy Home Care Today
Reaching out for more information about our Cerebral Palsy care services is easy. Call our friendly team today on 0330 053 5014 to discuss live in care for a loved one with Cerebral Palsy. Alternatively you can contact us via email.