How Care at Home Can Help Those with Spinal Cord Injury

Home is where the heart is. Employing a caregiver in your home could help ease some of the challenges connected with your injury, establishing a path to independence. 

Being in a comfortable and familiar environment, such as your home, could be monumentally encouraging and enable you to visualise your new life; a light at the end of the tunnel. 

In this article, we discuss why your home might be the best option for you, how caregivers can provide care for you in your home and what this care could entail.  

Staying at home

Home is such an important place, one that can immediately set us at ease and make us feel calmer. Being able to accept care in your home whilst recovering from a Spinal Cord Injury could be an essential step towards your independence.

The ability to accept care in your own home can make a huge difference to your life. This will enable your daily routine to experience the least disruption possible. What’s more, you don’t have to leave your beloved pet(s) behind!

Adjusting to your new life

Adapting to the day-to-day reality of living with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) can be incredibly demanding. Whilst we acknowledge that having a stranger, in the form of a carer, in your home can seem unnerving at first, this step will empower you to regain some of your independence and sense of normality. 

Full-time carers can help you

A carer helping you with all your needs in the comfort of your own home will be very beneficial on your journey to becoming self-sufficient again. The employment of a specially trained spinal injury caregiver will be invaluable to your recovery. Not only will this set your mind at ease knowing that you’re being properly taken care of, your family and friends will also feel assured and confident in your road to recovery.

Care tailored to you 

There are many types of spinal cord injury, varying in severity and therefore the level of care you would require. The results may range anywhere from a slight decrease in motor functions, to paralysis of the limbs. Recovery is, as a result, an incredibly complex process.

In many cases, you may require a full time, live-in carer to assist you with gaining some independence and starting your new life. Alternatively, you might desire a less hands-on approach. You can choose whatever works best for you. 

A caregiver’s routine

A caregiver’s routine will involve assisting you with the daily tasks people may take for granted, such as washing, dressing, preparing meals, preventing pressure sores through movement and offering physical therapy to begin your journey to becoming fully self-sufficient. 

The road to rehabilitation 

Rehabilitation, both physically and mentally, can be overlooked in the midst of the trauma of your injury, but it is one of the most important aspects of recovering from a spinal cord injury. We can support you in finding the best [rehabilitation package] for you, tailored to your specific needs. 

Aspire Law can help

You don’t have to deal with your injury alone. Aspire Law is here to help you if you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury. We want you to receive the best possible rehabilitation programme for all of your needs. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can support you on your journey to recovery.