Specialist Cerebral Palsy Care
Cerebral palsy is a term used to cover a range of neurological conditions. These conditions can have a massive impact on those affected by them, and their families. However, this doesn’t mark the end of living life independently, comfortably, and how you or your loved ones want to.
At Helping Hands, we provide support for people with cerebral palsy within their own homes. This means that our customers receive the levels of medical help and care they require on their own terms.
In our two decades as a specialist home care agency we’ve maintained high standards and a warm, positive attitude when it comes to delivering cerebral palsy home care.
Support For People With Cerebral Palsy
There are a variety of types of this illness. We recognise that a cerebral palsy care plan for one customer isn’t going to be suitable for another customer – symptoms of medical conditions vary from person to person. For this reason, our home care is tailored specifically to the needs of the individual.
The existing routines and lifestyles of someone receiving support are sometimes forgotten about. However, we build all of our care round our customers. This enables our cerebral palsy support workers to meet the requirements of you or a loved one, by providing care that meets the high standards we set ourselves.
All our carers are well-trained and experienced. When needed they can step in to provide medical support with insulin injections and catheterisations, as well as convene, and stoma support. They can also give help with a series of everyday tasks, from cooking and cleaning, to collecting medication, and assisting customers in getting to hospital appointments.
Where communication is an issue when caring for someone with cerebral palsy, our carers will look towards other methods. We’ll find a communication form that suits the individual. Our cerebral palsy carers will also make adaptation suggestions about how to improve mobility around the home.
We work closely with individuals, their families, physiotherapists, care case managers, hospitals, GPs, speech therapists, and other healthcare organisations to ensure the support we provide is suitable for each individual’s needs.
We know that reaching out for cerebral palsy care isn’t easy, especially when caring for a young person with cerebral palsy. It’s something that requires a lot of consideration – the idea of welcoming someone new into the home can be daunting for many people and their families.
Our friendly team of care advisors explain each of the steps our support workers take when caring for someone with cerebral palsy in detail, so we can build a suitable, person-centred care plan together.
Helping Hands’ Cerebral Palsy Support Workers
Each of the cerebral palsy support workers we employ goes through a number of selection stages. Only those who meet the standards we’ve become known for get invited to join the Helping Hands team. With this meticulous approach, we’re able to ensure that all of our customers receive the highest quality cerebral palsy care.
Our cerebral palsy support workers are positive and friendly. Together we’re committed to empowering and helping you or your loved one experience the best quality of life possible.
They’ll give all the support needed to achieve life goals. This could be finding a job, going into further education, living independently, or enjoying a social life – our cerebral palsy carers are always full of encouragement.
We also understand the need for a good relationship between carers and those they look after. That’s why we look to pair our cerebral palsy care customers with a carer who shares similar interests. As well as providing medical assistance, our carers are also there to offer companionship – they’re never too busy to talk!
Many of our customers living with cerebral palsy have been with their support workers for several years, having developed strong friendships and bonds.
Who We’ve Supported With Our Cerebral Palsy Care Services
Paul has been receiving live-in support from Helping Hands for over three years. It has enabled him to live in his own home and lead a very independent life.
Live-in support has worked so well for Paul due to the close relationship he has developed with Gary, his carer. Paul and Gary get on brilliantly, so much so they go on holiday together.
On the days that Paul is not attending college, where he studies IT, Paul and Gary enjoy a full social life. Paul likes to be busy, going shopping or bowling with his friends.
He agrees that home care has made a massive difference to his life, not just through living in his own home, but by allowing him to retain his independence.
Helping a Young Person with Cerebral Palsy
David is studying for a PhD in Politics and International Relations at Swansea University. He has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and, with the help of his Helping Hands live-in carer, they make a great team mixing studying with every day uni life. His Mum, Jayne says:
“Thank you to all at Helping Hands for making my life a lot Less stressful and much more relaxing. I feel like a real person/mother with life choices.
I can’t thank Michael and stand in carers enough. Really great that Paul could come back again. Dave seems so happy, content, even chilled!!! If I’d heard about Helping Hands 12 years ago I may even have had less grey hair and wrinkles than I’ve got now…damn
Meet Helen Tripp-Edwards
Helen shares her happy experiences with her Carer, Esther, whose companionship and support enable her to do the things she loves most: socialising with her friends, and shopping!
The Next Steps For Cerebral Palsy Help
To get more information on the cerebral palsy home care services we offer, please contact our team on 0808 161 1623 today.