Cerebral Palsy Care
Cerebral palsy refers to a persistent disorder of movement that is caused by an abnormality of the brain and impacts approximately one in 400 births.
It affects people in different ways, therefore, the care required can vary dramatically. If provided with the right care and rehabilitation, cerebral palsy sufferers can go on to live fulfilled and independent lives
Whether you have recently been diagnosed with this illness, know someone who has or are starting to struggle with managing the illness, the team at Four Oaks healthcare can help.
Over the years, we have been asked many questions relating to cerebral palsy. We have collected some of the most popular questions and answered them here. We hope it meets all your questions and concerns, however, please get in touch if you have a question and can’t find the answer here.
What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy is a group of lifelong conditions that affects the part of the brain that controls movement and balance, and occurs when a baby’s brain does not develop properly in the womb or is damaged during or soon after birth.
What Is The Main Cause Of Cerebral Palsy?
In many cases, the exact cause isn’t clear, however, some things believed to cause Cerebral Palsy are: bleeding in the baby’s brain, reduced blood or oxygen supply, an infection caught by the mother during pregnancy, Meningitis or a serious injury to the brain.
What Are The Signs Of Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy has several associated conditions, which can include the following symptoms:
Affected movement, posture and balance through flexing and tightening muscles
Problems using the toilet
All of our care staff are highly trained in working with cerebral palsy clients. We are mindful when assigning carers to ensure you are matched with the person best equipped to help you live a full and independent life.
What Does Cerebral Palsy Care Look Like?
Cerebral Palsy can very from very mild to severe and therefore care also varies. Care includes not only attempting to improve mobility, but also ensuring that the comfort and needs of our clients are fully met.
Care For Children And Teenagers: The focus here is often on supporting the parents as primary carers and helping the family to continue functioning as well as possible.
Care For Older Clients: When a client enters adulthood, care will shift to helping them travel to and from work and maintaining as much independence as possible.
No matter the age of the client, our main priority is ensuring their happiness by helping them to become as independent as possible, and ensuring the condition doesn’t prevent them from doing things they want.
What Is A Cerebral Palsy Care Plan?
A quality live in care plan should be fully tailored to meet the specific needs and requirements of each client. Therefore, our case managers work closely with the client and their family to create a plan that aims to improve their day-to-day life.
This can include identifying methods and tools to assist with movement and muscle control and introducing systems to enable the client to control their own environment as much as possible.
Due to the varying degree of symptoms, the case worker creating your plan should monitor the situation extremely carefully in order to understand both the clinical and personal needs of the client.
The care plan should be reviewed and amended regularly to suit the changing needs and requirements of the client. With the right care plan, many Cerebral Palsy sufferers can go on to live rich and fulfilled lives.
What Our Clients Think
In our experience Four Oaks were outstanding in every way.
Perhaps the biggest single plus about Four Oaks over previous care providers is the ability to provide continuity of carer. I am convinced my mother has benefited from the stability of having the same compassionate, competent and dedicated carer for the past eight months
What Qualifications Do Our Carers Have?
Our Cerebral Palsy Carers are subjected to a rigorous and thorough selection process, where we determine suitability based on 6 key skills/aspects:
Significant Experience within Personal Care
A Compassionate & Caring Nature
Strong Organisation Skills
Flexibility, and ‘Client First’ Availability
Excellent Communication Skills
Sensitivity to Care Recipient Needs
Four Oaks Healthcare insist on delivering an unmatched level of care, and in order to do this, we only recruit and select the most appropriate and skilled caregivers
Why Choose Four Oaks Healthcare For Your Cerebral Palsy Care?
At Four Oaks Healthcare, our complex care providers will work closely with a range of care specialists including physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, and occupational therapists, to ensure that you or your loved one has the support needed to continue progressing.
Our company was founded by a group of nurse entrepreneurs who wanted to improve home care and the care of their clients. We appreciate that our role isn’t simply performing clinical nursing duties, it is also about empowering people to be as independent as possible and to help them live a full, enriched life.
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss our services in more detail; please do get in touch either by calling us on 0333 772 0156 or via our online enquiry form.