Live-In Care Specialists
Caring For A Child Or Adult With Cerebral Palsy
Live-in care specialists aren’t just available to help the elderly. There are many adults and children with specific needs that benefit from the assistance of live-in care specialists.
Dedicated specialist live-in carers are trained to care for clients with particular conditions such as dementia, spinal injuries, Parkinson’s or stroke victims. A large number of carers also specialise in caring for adults and children with cerebral palsy.
The impairments as a result of cerebral palsy can be varied and vast, ranging from slight to severe, so the care assistance offered will be specific to the client’s needs, from help with mobility issues to full time specialist live-in care.
Here’s a look at what cerebral palsy is and how our live-in care specialists can help.
What is CP?
Cerebral Palsy is a neurological condition caused by damage to the brain, through injury or malformation while the brain is still developing. CP often occurs before, during or immediately after the birth and can be the result of complications during labour, an infection, injury, accident or even abuse or medical malpractice.
Cerebral palsy affects a person’s movement, motor skills and muscle coordination. Signs of physical impairment vary greatly. One limb may by affected, or the entire body, depending on the severity of damage to the brain.
Cerebral palsy cannot be cured but treatments and therapy can help manage the condition, helping a person with cerebral palsy live a long and fulfilling life.
A professional carer can help improve the quality of life of someone with cerebral palsy. From the day-to-day basics such as dressing, bathing, preparing meals, cleaning and driving to 24/7 live-in care.
People with CP are often cared for by a family member. However, it’s a life long condition and there may be times when their primary caregiver needs a break, has to go away for a short period of time or needs further assistance.
A respite carer can take over the role of caregiver and provide the support and help needed for a short term solution.
Live-in care specialists understand the needs of a cerebral palsy client and is trained to assist people with their specific needs.
A carer is also part of a wider team of professionals including registered nurses, occupational therapists and social workers to ensure that the client gets the right support, help and therapy needed.
ENA Care Group provides a range of care options including live-in care specialists, respite care and fast response care.
For more information on our cerebral palsy care or our other specialist live-in care services, contact us today.