Neurological conditions result from damage to the brain, spinal column or nerves, caused by illness or injury. Many of the precise causes of neurological conditions are not yet known.
Some neurological conditions are life-long and people can experience onset at any time in their lives. There are also conditions which have a sudden onset due to injury or illness, such as a head injury or stroke, or cancers of the brain and spine.
Some neurodegenerative conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and motor neurone, affect people mainly in adulthood and will cause deterioration over time, affecting a person’s quality of life and their ability to live independently. Some neurological conditions are life threatening, most of them severely affect people’s quality of life and many cause life-long disability.
Caring for someone with a debilitating illness often means that carers have to have clinical skills, our Clinical Team at Helping Hands are able to support this process and ensure that we work closely with other clinicians to provide a seamless care process that encompasses all of their goals and helps them to achieve their outcomes whilst ensuring care needs are met.
Contact us today to find out more information about our Neurological nursing care services.