Acquired Brain Injury and In Home Care
There are many causes of brain injury.
It can be due to damage as a result of:
- an accident
- alcohol or drug abuse
- near drowning
Other related causes include:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Alzheimer’s disease
There are two terms to describe brain injury after birth, acquired brain injury (ABI), or acquired brain damage (ABD). Acquired brain injury is different from intellectual disability.
When the brain is damaged through accident or disease, different parts of a person will be affected. People with a brain injury may have difficulty controlling, coordinating and communicating their thoughts, feelings and actions, but generally retain their intellectual abilities. Even a mild injury can result in a serious disability that will interfere with a person’s daily functioning and personal activities, often for the rest of their life.
Changes in personality and behaviour of a person with a brain injury/disease, can be difficult for families to cope with. It can be hard for those not immediately affected to understand what a person with acquired brain injury and their family is going through. Care workers often find they have to support family members in addition to the person with an injury. For more information on brain injury, free call (1800 272 461) Brain Injury Australia or see their website. www.braininjuryaustralia.org.au
The Daughterly Care Joyful Living Approach™
We take a warm and flexible approach to caring for someone with a brain injury. You and your loved ones don’t need to move away from home with our brain injury support services. Our Caregivers’ and Nurses are committed to providing top level care and helping support you and your family with an individual/personalised care plan. We work closely with families, specialists, rehabilitation centres, therapists, and other health organisations and are more than happy, to liaise on your behalf.
We aim to develop our brain injury home care plans around existing routines and try to focus on neuro-rehabilitation activities to help relearn day to day tasks. Our Caregivers and Nurses can offer support with daily tasks, like getting out of bed and dressed, bathing, as well as household tasks, such as, light cleaning and preparing meals… We can also provide respite care (for your family), socialisation and taking you shopping and/or to appointments. Our services are on an hourly, 24 hour (24hr) home care and live in care basis.
*Please call one of our friendly office staff if you need any more information, they will be more than happy to answer your questions 9970 7333.