Traumatic Brain Injury Care at Home
Caring for a loved one with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be an incredibly difficult and emotional journey. TBI’s can change a person’s life in an instant, and the road to recovery can be long and uncertain. As a family caregiver, you may feel a mix of emotions – from anxiety and fear, to guilt and frustration. It is important to remember that you are not alone and that it is natural to feel this way. It’s understandable that as a caregiver you may also have doubts and concerns as to whether you have the ability to provide the level of care that your loved one needs. It’s important to understand that caring for someone with a TBI requires a lot of patience, compassion and understanding. And it’s important to know that there are options for professional in-home care to assist you in giving your loved one the best possible care.
Our Approach For TBI Care at Home
- An incredible community of wonderful Caregivers who share our Core Values and are called to serve others
- Support and encouragement in activities on both mind and body as directed by a Home Health Agency
- Two Dedicated Training Centers fully equipped with supportive devices to support our clients impacted by a TBI and their family caregivers
- Support via our Training Team equipped with over 40 years of experience caring for those impacted by Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Hands-on Support and oversight in our client’s home to ensure that our Team are utilizing the best skills, techniques and equipment possible
Home Care Services for TBIs and Spinal Cord Injuries
Full-time home care, overnight care, and 24/7 care are options that can provide the level of support and assistance needed for a loved one with TBI. This can include support for activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and grooming, as well as assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping and medication management. Having a professional caregiver can also provide peace of mind and support for you as a family caregiver, knowing that you have additional help to ensure your loved one is safe and well cared for. Having a professional care provider can also provide additional support for your loved one in the form of physical or occupational therapy. This can help your loved one to improve their mobility, coordination, and overall physical function. This can be especially beneficial for patients with TBI who may have difficulty with communication or memory, and need additional support with their daily activities.
- Hands on assistance with ambulation to prevent falls
- Safe utilization of assistive devices like walkers, canes, sara lifts or hoyer lifts
- Assistance with feeding and hydration in accordance with dietary regimens
- Providing hygiene assistance and incontinence care
- Preserving one’s self-image by supporting with both dressing and grooming tasks
- Assistance with a safe bathing environment
- Reminder services (medications, dates, appointments, routines, etc.)
Companionship & Meaningful Activities
- Providing socialization, friendship, conversation and emotional support
- Engaging in one’s interests or hobbies to support cognitive and emotional wellbeing
- Encouraging and promoting exercise, therapy regiments and tracking progress towards care plan goals
- Connecting clients to family and friends through traditional or electronic platforms
Daily Household Support
- Preparing and serving meals according to client’s dietary needs
- Cleaning the bathroom and kitchen after use
- Assistance with tidying the client’s room and living area
- Supporting hygiene by helping with washing clothes and bed linens
- Assistance with transportation, accompanying the client to appointments, etc.
- Shopping and performing other household errands
It’s important to remember that healing and recovery from TBI takes time, and it’s normal for there to be setbacks along the way. As a caregiver, the most important thing is to stay positive and to continue to provide your loved one with the care and support they need to improve their quality of life. This may be a challenging time, but with love, patience, and professional support, you and your loved one can make progress on their road to recovery.
Overall, caring for a loved one with TBI can be a difficult and emotional experience, but home care can provide the support and assistance needed to help them manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. With the right level of care, whether that be full-time, overnight, or 24/7, and the support of professional caregivers, TBI patients can remain at home with caregiver assistance with compassion, dignity and respect.