Specialist Spinal Injury Care Assistant
A specialist spinal injury care assistant is trained to support you with; personal care and mobility transfers including manual handling. They assist with everyday activities such as driving to social visits and helping with light housework. In addition, they are assessed by an external driving company during their training to ensure a good standard. Furthermore some of our assistants commit to 6-12 weeks per placement if required. Because of this, many of our clients have the flexibility to make plans months instead of weeks in advance.
If you need extra assistance with communication or are non-verbal, having a live-in PA could help you communicate with others. As you form a close working relationship, they can develop an understanding of how you communicate.
Each of our spinal injury care assistants complete training that has been overseen and contributed to by our clients with spinal injury. Consequently our spinal injury PAs are knowledgeable in Manual handling, pressure sores and personal care.