Spinal Injury Care
Home Care for Spinal Cord Injury Patients
Managing the effects of spinal cord injuries takes a well-rounded approach and includes help from multiple disciplines to support care. Multiple assistive modalities are needed tTo promote safety, recovery, and a sense of independence, multiple assistive modalities are helpful. This is where a spinal cord injury nursing specialist from Homewatch CareGivers can make all the difference.
Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Goals
The goals of rehabilitation for individuals living with a spinal cord injury are for them to:
- Be as independent as possible in activities of daily living.
- Be able to successfully use equipment that will assist with self-feeding, grooming, upper body bathing, and upper body dressing.
- Be able to safely use sliding board transfers to a commode for toileting and tub bench for bathing.
- Successfully maneuver a manual wheelchair or safely use a motorized wheelchair.
How Homewatch CareGivers Can Help
At Homewatch CareGivers, we provide an array of home care supports to build a long-term care plan for spinal cord injury patients. Our approach is to always include the person and those closest to them in the decision-making about their care.
Our spinal injury caregivers are trained on a multitude of assistive devices to help an individual to be as independent as possible. Safety and skill are of utmost importance, along with compassion and reliability. Your compassionate care team will:
- Provide frequent position changes to minimize the risk of skin breakdown.
- Position adaptive devices such as seating equipment, special feeding utensils, and pressurized beds.
- Facilitate safe breathing by ensuring sitting upright or elevated head when lying down.
- Perform catheter and perineal care.
- Work with family and or other professional organizations involved in the person’s care.
Together, we will create a spinal cord injury home care plan that ensures that your loved one’s daily needs are fulfilled, including:
- Help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) to include:
- Mobility to reduce the risk of skin breakdown
- Dressing and grooming
- Providing safe, healthy nutrition and hydration
- Safety in the bathroom especially with toileting assistance
- Help with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) to include:
- Planning, shopping, and preparing healthy meals
- Housekeeping and laundry
- Medication reminders
- Setting up technology to keep them connected to loved ones
- Safe transportation to appointments and social outings
This is what Homewatch CareGivers does! We care for the whole person, not just their condition, and empower them through customized social engagement.
Providing the highest quality of care at an affordable cost. Our local caregivers are trained, background-checked, and insured. This is our promise to you.About Our Caregivers
We conduct annual background checks on all local caregivers.
We provide at least 12 hours annually of employee training.
We perform in-person Quality Assurance visits at least every 90 days.
We conduct satisfaction surveys to monitor the level of care provided.
Homewatch CareGivers is Here to Help.