Our Services Brain Injury
Brain injuries can be life changing for those who suffer from them, as well as those around them. A Brain injury can also put significant emotional strain on an individual or their family, as they adjust their lives accordingly. Nursing care or a live-in carer can help tremendously during this process, as those involved learn to navigate the challenges they now face, and the individual with brain injury is rehabilitated
What Is A Brain Injury?
There are two main categories of which brain injuries divided, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) refers to a brain injury caused by physical trauma, such as an accident, neurosurgery, or assault.
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) refers to brain injury that is caused by ongoing conditions such as brain tumours, poisoning, ischemia, stroke, encephalopathy, hypoxia, or long-term substance abuse.
Our specialist complex care services can provide live in and visiting live out PAs to those individuals with brain injuries who wish to remain in their own home. Our person-centred approach to complex care means our nurses aim to provide continuing healthcare at home that enables the care receiver to continue living as independently as possible. Our specialist brain injury PAs have successfully cared for many individuals with brain injury and enabled them to return home to live with their families and continue living their own lives. Our clinical nurse specialists monitor the progress of every person we provide care for, to ensure that our PAs are supporting long term positive rehabilitation, which is always our top priority.
Choosing A Personal Assistant (PA)
Our team of PAs are specialists in caring for those with brain injuries and are invaluable in the support they offer. Brain injuries can hugely impact an individual’s emotions, behaviour, and understanding of the world; with extensive experience in the field, our live-in care and day nursing care providers can help with the challenging behaviour that can often be caused by a brain injury. We achieve this through ensuring we assign the right PA for the client, ongoing supervision of the PA and a strong level of communication between all individuals involved, monitored closely by our qualified and highly experienced clinical nurse specialists.
We can provide complex care for those who no longer require long term care, but temporarily require nursing care for a short period of time – often following a non-life changing injury. This type of care is designed to aid the transition from hospital back into the individual’s home environment, with a focus on rehabilitation of the client and regaining as much independence as possible.
Care At Home
Bringing your loved one home after a serious brain injury can be a daunting task, and it is important that it’s not rushed into lightly, before you or your family are ready. A specialist PA can be so helpful during this time, as everyone involved is given time to adjust to the new needs of the individual with brain injury. Our qualified staff can provide live-in care as well as daily visits, in a care plan designed around the client’s needs and your own.
Our home care services can include more care-intensive services such as help with getting up and going to bed, bathing and washing, continence management, providing meals and feeding, as well as less hands-on care such as help with shopping, cleaning and cooking, transports, and recreational activities. Sometimes our home care is helpful just by ease-of-mind, enabling family members to go to work knowing their loved one is provided for should they need anything.