As the old adage goes, “Appearance is deceiving,” and this could not be truer for someone living with a brain injury. They always get comments like, “[Your head injury] happened months ago! You look fine…you’re still not over that?” In reality, victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are among the world’s most isolated people, because other people don’t understand the significance or far-reaching effects of TBIs. Those most at risk for TBIs are toddlers, athletes and the elderly. Toddlers are easy to slip out of a parent’s eyes, wandering into dangerous parts of a playground or accidentally falling into a pool. An athlete or physically active adult could suffer a brain injury from contact sports like football or horse-riding. The elderly can easily trip and fall over a slightly upturned rug due to an unstable sense of balance.
What You Should Know…
If you have a loved one living with a brain injury, they are suffering symptoms that are not easily visible to the eye but are very palpable in their daily living experience. Many of their symptoms do not permit them to perform tasks that we take for granted, such as driving, brushing our hair, managing finances, or even going to parties. Some TBI symptoms include the following:
- Hypersensitivity to loud environments
- Personality changes/mood swings
- Extreme chronic fatigue
- Nausea and vomiting
- Headaches, dizziness and blurry vision
- Panic attacks
- Speech processing delay (it takes longer to process what other people are saying)
Head injury, unfortunately, is permanent. The recovery rate is extremely slow, and it depends on the location and severity of the injury. A-1 Home Care in Beverly Hills has trustworthy caregivers to help you or a loved one manage symptoms of head injury. A live-in caregiver will assist with meal preparations, light housekeeping, medication reminders, prescription pick-ups, transportation and more.
Affordable 24 Hour Traumatic Brain Injury Care
A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency, serving families in Beverly Hills since 1991. As one of the few home care agencies that have successfully received state licensure in California, A-1 Home Care is LA County’s preferred home care agency for its top-quality, low-cost in-home care services. Being licensed, bonded and insured means that your loved ones are safe from predators, scammers and fraud. When you receive 24 hour care or live-out care from us, you can trust that our caregivers are 100% trustworthy because they have passed an extensive criminal screening clearance. All professional references are verified and every caregiver is CPR/First-Aid certified.
Call A-1 Home Care today for a free quote (310) 657-8780 or visit our website www.beverlyhillsinhomecare.com for more information about services in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Culver City, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Torrance and other cities in LA County.
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