Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Care

At Bridgewater Home Care we offer tailored support to those living with an acquired brain injury in order to help them live well at home. An ABI can affect people in a number of ways and individuals can experience different symptoms and show different levels of abilities. However, the clients we look after have a common desire; to live well, and as independently as possible, from the comfort of their own home.

Acquired brain injuries involve damages to the brain which often occur after birth or physical trauma and are not related to degenerative diseases. These impairments may be temporary or permanent and cause partial or functional disability or psychosocial instability. Acquired brain injuries can result in changes such as:

  • Physical Changes

    • Physical mobility changes, such as difficulty walking, sitting, and doing day to day tasks
    • Changes to speech, including slurring
    • Chronic pain, including headaches
    • Difficulty sleeping and fatigue
  • Cognitive Changes

    • Taking more time to do usual tasks
    • Difficulty with organisation, planning tasks and decision making
    • Changes to vision
    • Difficulty understanding language and conversations
    • Easily distracted
    • Reduced memory
    • Confusion regarding time or place
    • Impulsiveness
  • Emotional Changes

    • Irritability
    • Mood changes
    • Anxiety or problems with anger management
    • More emotional than usual
    • Emotional or behavioural outbursts
    • Experiencing sadness, anger and frustration
  • Social Changes

    • Awkwardness or inappropriate behaviour
    • Self-isolation from social situations
    • Trouble forming or maintaining relationships with friends, family or colleagues
    • Trouble reading social situations
    • Change in role – now having to receive care

An ABI can be a completely life changing condition to live with, both for the individual and the family, however there are ways to help the people we care for to live well and support the families of loved ones. With our specialist care we start with you, tailoring our care around the needs of the individual and the wishes of the family members.

At Bridgewater Home Care, our Care Specialists are there to provide essential daily care and support for those living with the condition, enabling them to lead as independent a life as possible. This could be simple companionship such as being a familiar face for comfort and support, or more specialist care such as medication assistance or monitoring of the condition.

We pride ourselves in our training and development programmes at Bridgewater Home Care and are continuously developing our Care Specialists’ skills in order to deliver the most effective care solutions for those with specialist conditions.

Our award-winning training affords our team the ability to stay up to date with recent developments of medical conditions, best practices and the most appropriate types of care for those living with an ABI, so you can rest assured that your loved one is in the best possible hands.

Our specialist care also affords those with caring responsibilities, such as family members, some time back to themselves and a break from the daily duties of caring for a loved one. We not only support the individuals we look after, but also the wider family, who all become part of our own Bridgewater family.

If you think a loved one could benefit from specialist care and support from home, please get in touch with our friendly team to discuss personalised, tailored care.

Find your Bridgewater Home Care companion

If you are interested in the services that Bridgewater Home Care can offer then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01942 215 888, our friendly and professional team will be delighted to assist.