Physical Injury Care
We provide dedicated, expert carers to support sufferers of traumatic physical injury
Live-in care for traumatic injury survivors
A spinal cord injury, or any other serious physical injury is sudden and life-changing and may well lead to someone becoming dependent on others for their care. Our carers provide vital physical and emotional support to help our clients and their families adjust and adapt their lives around their injury.
All too often, the fact that someone needs a carer reduces their independence and constrains their lifestyle significantly. Our carers provide vital physical and emotional support to help our clients and their families adjust and adapt their lives around their injury.
Live-in carers (or PAs) from Christies Care are specifically trained to encourage independence. It is part of our philosophy and is behind all our training. So that someone with a physical injury can live in their own home and live life as they want to, with their personal assistant being there to help them do just that.
Christies Care trains all carers to use a hoist alone where safe practice allows, making our clients lives easier and more independent. We also train all carers to assist with personal care and helping with medication as well as cooking, cleaning and other housekeeping tasks.
We recognise that physical injury care often requires help and support from qualified nurses – to give our well-trained carers precise, person-centred instructions on any specialist parts of care e.g. pressure ulcer care, bowel care. With some initial input from these professionals, our carers can then deliver the right care, in the right way to our clients – meaning that nursing involvement can decrease substantially and our client can live a full, independent life.
Physical Injury Care: Client case study
Proven success – Outstanding results
In July 2000 I had an accident that left me paralysed from the neck down and requiring 24-hour care. Unfortunately, in 2002 my marriage subsequently broke down and I was forced to move to a new home and require a 24-hour carer, both at the same time, neither of which I wanted. All this was happening while I was still trying to come to terms with my accident plus now the additional heartache of the breakup of my marriage.
Having left hospital in a very insecure state, my reliance on my care routine and knowing that somebody was there for me in case of any difficulties 24-hours a day was absolutely fundamental to me; to an extent that’s difficult to overstate.
Because of my new circumstances I was forced into a situation that I didn’t want to be in, but through necessity I obviously realised the essentiality of it. I thought a carer would just be there for the bare necessities, as and when required, while I tried to rebuild some semblance of a life, going out with my friends where and when possible.
However, it soon transpired that the reality of the situation was somewhat different. Having a 24-hour live-in carer also provided me with a constant companion providing what turned out to be much-needed friendship and emotional support on-top of the more obvious physical support.