A spinal injury results in a complete redefining of everyday life, requiring significant emotional and physical support for a loved one. The individual, friends and family will be adjusting to a different way of life with some adopting more of a care-giving role.
At Bridgewater Home Care we understand how many changes a loved one will experience during this time. We provide essential daily support to help them maintain quality of life, as well as supporting family and friends through such a challenging time. Our aim is to help an individual to stay healthy, out of hospital, and independent for as long as possible from their own home.
A spinal injury occurs when the spinal cord is damaged either from an accident or other medical related issue, which limits the brain’s ability to send vital messages to the rest of the body below the injury. As a result of this the individual can experience a change in various areas of the body, such as movement difficulties, pain and loss of sensation.
After a spinal injury it is so important to receive the right aftercare as well as long-term support to help with the effects of paralysis or loss of feeling. As such, individuals should consider every aspect of their daily life they may need help with, such as washing, dressing, repositioning in a wheelchair, or making a cup of tea. These elements, and much more, will help to create a care service that will improve quality of life and independence.
Often individuals will experience difficulties with physical feeling or sensation which can be extremely limiting when carrying out day to day tasks. There can also be increased risk of various other factors such as pressure sores and hypothermia.
Our care is tailored specifically around the abilities and requirements of the individual, making sure we provide the most appropriate and effective solutions.
With a spinal cord injury, individuals are affected in different ways; some may have complete loss of function of the lower body, whereas for some it may be a more isolated injury. In all cases we adapt the care we provide to suit the individual, providing the necessary care to afford a more independent life at home.