HOME CARE FOR BRAIN INJURY (TBI) AND NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS
Home Care for Brain Injury & Neurological Disorders for Elderly and Seniors
car accidents= or even a sports injury, can cause brain trauma that requires immediate medical attention. Depending on the type and severity of the injury, the effects can range from physical mobility, cognitive, memory and behavioral functions.
When someone you love suffers a Traumatic Brain Injury, also known as an intracranial injury, it can be life changing. Many times, doctors can’t predict the extent of the damage or if it’ll be long-term. You have to cope with the unknown then adapt to your loved one’s needs once a prognosis and care plan can be determined.
People recovering at home from any type of Brain Injury or Trauma may need caregiving assistance for an extended period while undergoing rehabilitation and physical therapy.
NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS IN SENIORS AND ELDERL
All Neurological Disorders require professional medical care but having an experienced home care provider assisting your loved one improves their quality of life.
The most common types of Neurologic Disorders are:
- Acute Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Injury to the spinal cord is a common cause of permanent disability and can cause death.
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Causes progressive memory loss, dementia, disorientation
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS is a fatal, progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain
- The inability to understand or express speech
- Loss of muscle control in arms and legs, leading to a lack of balance, coordination, and trouble walking
- Bell’s Palsy
- Damage to a facial nerve causing weakness or paralysis to the face. Also causes pain and discomfort to one side of the face and head.
- Brain Tumors
- Abnormal growth of tissue within the brain. Can cause pain, motor disfunction and possible personality and behavior changes
- Cerebral Aneurysm
- If unruptured, most brain aneurysms have no symptoms
- If ruptured symptoms may include:
- Eye pain
- Vision changes
- Diminished eye movement
- Epilepsy and Seizures
- A very common neurologic disorder that can usually be managed with medication. Seizures can be triggered by a high fever, low blood sugar, high blood sugar, alcohol or drug withdrawal, or a brain concussion
- Guillain-Barré Syndrome or Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP)
- The body’s immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system. Symptoms may start with weakness or tingling sensations in the legs and resulting in the inability to feel heat, pain, and other sensations
- Lumbar Disk Disease (Herniated Disk)
- A bulging, ruptured or herniated disk which causes muscle spasms, pain and weakness in the lower back and numbness in the legs and feet
- An inflammation of the membranes encasing the brain and spinal cord. The inflammation is usually caused by infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord
- Migraine Headaches
- Recurring, chronic headaches of a severely painful nature causing nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- A chronic and progressive disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms are different for each person
- Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
- A genetic disorder that gradually weakens muscles. The child’s muscles break down. and are replaced with fatty tissue. Deformities of the joints can occur and walking and standing up become very difficult.
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Mostly affects people over age 65, Parkinson’s is a progressive, neurologic disease that causes deterioration of motor abilities, rigid limbs, tremors, shuffling and a lack of balance
- Stroke Recovery
- A stroke is caused by an interruption of blood flow (oxygen) to the brain. This can cause partial paralysis, speech impediment and difficulty eating.
- Tension Headaches
- Caused by stress and muscle tension, tension headaches are chronic and can occur every day
Why choose A-1 Home Care Agency
For over 30 years, A-1 Home Care Agency has provided in-home care services for those living with a Brain Injury or neurologic disorder in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Gabriel Valley.
We match your loved one with a dedicated and compassionate Caregiver, Nurse Aide, Personal Care Attendant, Home Health Aide or Hospital Sitter.
Our caregivers are experienced with caring for people of all ages who may experience ataxia (limited mobility or loss of control of bodily movement), memory loss, aphasia (inability to understand or express speech) and personality / emotional changes in addition to assisting with daily tasks:
- Personal Hygiene and Bathing Assistance
- Incontinence Care / Toiletry Assistance
- Medication Reminders
- Mobility Assistance
- Range of Motion Exercises
- Errand Assistance
- Assistance Recovering from Injuries, Accidents or Falls
- Dementia and Memory Care
- Safety Supervision
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- After Surgery / Post-Acute Care
- After Stroke Care
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Cancer Caregiver Support
- Hospice Caregiver Assistance
- Arthritis / Pain Management
- Disabilities and Special Needs
- Low Vision / Hearing Loss Assistance
We provide non-medical in-home care on a 24-Hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis. All our Caregivers, Nurse Aides, Personal Care Assistants and Home Health Aides must:
- Be State Registered
- Have Minimum 2 Years’ Experience
- Test Negative for Covid-19
- LiveScan Background Check
- DMV Driving Record Check
- Sex Offender Database Check
- Tuberculosis Test
- CPR and 1st Aid Certification
- Completed State Required Training
- Have Malpractice / Liability Insurance
- Interview with A-1 Home Care Agency Staff
We are approved by Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI), the Veteran’s Administration (VA), Medicare / Medicaid, Regional Centers, Health Savings Accounts and Worker’s Compensation Insurance.
To interview and hire a compassionate Brain Injury Caregiver today, CALL us at (562) 929-8400, (949) 650-3800, or (877) 929-8499 for a FREE in-home assessment.