Live-in support for people rehabilitating after a brain injury
Brain injuries can throw entire families into disarray. The aftermath is an incredibly stressful period for those who have sustained them, as well as their loved ones. Many people affected are left needing round-the-clock brain injury support.
Here at Helping Hands, we provide nursing-led care for people living with – and rehabilitating from – an acquired brain injury. With nearly 30 years’ experience in supporting people at home, our person centred care plans are helping individuals across England and Wales with varying severities of acquired brain injuries, including traumatic brain injury support, hydrocephalus support and stroke aftercare.
With our unique and flexible approach to providing brain injury support, you or your loved one have the option to stay in the family home. Expertly trained and committed to who they’re supporting, our carers provide the right level of assistance according to to each acquired brain injury (ABI) classification. The varying severity of these injuries means that there is no universal nursing care plan. By working closely with your medical specialists, rehabilitation centre, therapists and other health organisations, we’re able to tailor our brain injury support to the meet your full requirements and projected outcomes. Our care plans can often include neuro-rehabilitation activities to help relearn day to day tasks.
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A brain injury nursing care plan
We work with you to create a home care plan that’s completely based around your existing routines. In most cases, each care plan has a focus on neuro-rehabilitation activities to help with re-learning everyday tasks. This is particularly important with research suggesting that an early referral in the acute stages of recovery from brain injury increases the chances of significantly better emotional well-being, social integration and vocational functioning (Reid-Arndt et al, 2007).
It’s very common for families to contact us when their loved one is being discharged from hospital, so we can continue the rehabilitation support as soon as they arrive home.
Our support workers are trained to deliver medical support when needed. Through our brain injury support service, we can help people with daily tasks such as getting out of bed, getting dressed and bathing, in addition to help around the home such as preparing and cooking meals, doing the laundry and light housework. We’ve also developed an innovative approach to communicating with our customers, incorporating a variety of methods. We always look to find a form of communication that suits you or your loved one. Your carer will adapt to your requirements.Request a callback Request a free consultation
A road traffic accident some years ago left Sally paralysed on one side and unable to walk or talk. Sally’s family wanted her to live as independently as possible, and so contacted Helping Hands to provide brain injury care within her own home.
After meeting and talking through all the options, we matched Sally with one of our live-in support workers. With ongoing assistance with her rehabilitation after the brain injury, Sally was soon able to wash and dress herself, hold conversations and walk short distances.
Today, with the daily assistance of her brain injury support worker, Sally goes to the gym and even attends college, already having achieved a number of IT qualifications. Sally’s also enjoying the social life of being a student too.
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Our specialist brain injury trained carers
We’re meticulous in choosing the right carers to join our team. All of them go through a series of selection processes, and only those who meet the high standards we’ve set over the last 29 years get invited to become a Helping Hands carer.
Our carers are warm and positive in their approach to caring for someone with a brain injury. They’re enthusiastic about the role they play in the lives of their customers. Rather than just providing medical-centred brain injury care, our carers build bonds with the people they look after.
Some of them have delivered brain injury home care to their customers for a number of years. They’re always keen to chat and find out about what each individual wants so they can provide the right level of support required.
It was more than two decades ago when Sarah-Jane was injured in a car accident, leaving her with limited mobility and being unable to communicate verbally. Her family got in touch with Helping Hands about our live-in care services, and we’ve been providing ongoing support for some time through our live-in carers.
Sarah-Jane has always loved animals, especially dogs, and really wanted one of her own. Although her father initially thought that getting a dog would be a big ask, being an extra task for the live-in carer to manage, we were more than happy to support the decision.
Sarah-Jane is now the proud owner of a cavalier King Charles spaniel called Crackers, and he’s already making a huge difference to Sarah-Jane’s life.
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We’re here seven days a week to talk through your home care needs and find the best option for you. Call 03300376958 or request a callback and we will call you.
Page reviewed by Samantha Atkins, Clinical Nurse Manager on April 24, 2019