These symptoms may be temporary or long term. Physical symptoms coupled with problems with higher level thinking, make it difficult for TBI patients to care for themselves and live independently.
TBI patients often do not have the strength to perform the activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, bathing and grooming. Our aides are skilled in personal care. TBI patients also often have a list of medications they must take and our aides are on site to remind the patient that they must take their prescriptions.
The home health aide makes sure that the environment is clean by doing light housekeeping and laundry. They are also available to run errands for the patient as needed for their care. Our aides are trained to care for patients with cognitive and motor deficits such as memory and speech issues as well as impaired hearing and sight.
It is important to meet the patient’s nutritional needs. Those in this compromised situation are often not able to shop for and prepare nutritious meals for themselves. They may not even be able to feed themselves or enjoy their food. Other senses of smell, touch and taste are also sometimes affected which can affect appetite. Our aides step in to help. They are trained to adhere to special dietary regimens and doctor’s or a nutritionist’s orders. They are flexible and caring and will make sure your loved one is fed square meals during the shifts they are with your loved one.
Our aides are always on site to make sure the environment is safe and accident proof as much as possible. They are hands on to manage and guide the senior. They are on site and can point out to the family or the agency any potential hazards in the living space as situations occur. That way, you can address them in a timely manner before a tragedy occurs.
As a result of these disabilities, TBI patients are no longer able to drive or even get out on the own. In those situations, our aides provide valued companionship. Our aides are compassionate and patient and are well qualified to deal with any resulting speech or emotional problems arising from a TBI. They can care for those that are not able to communicate and interact with others as they once did.
Specialized Care for Victims and Families Living with Traumatic Brain Injuries
More and more TBI patients are opting for care in the comfortable surroundings of their home. This is especially the case for the elderly who are often too frail to be moved successfully. David York Agency in home care providers are able to focus specifically on providing relief involved with TBI care. They are monitored by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who understand how to treat the specific symptoms of TBI and improve the quality of life.
When home healthcare becomes necessary, David York Agency provides skilled home health aide services for the elderly and infirm in their home. A nurse is always available and would be happy to discuss your case with you.
No matter what level of service you need, we’re available twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. Sometimes the cost of the services can be covered by private medical insurance or Medicare depending on the physician’s orders. Often long term care insurance will pay for a home health aide when the patient is unable to perform activities of daily living.