Caring for someone with brain Injury?

Carer’s Week 2014 has once again helped to highlight the often unsung service provided by the thousands of carers in our society.  Whilst a carer often focuses on the needs of the person in their charge, it is important that they do not forget their own.

Caring for the Carers

It is vitally important for a carer to take a break from their caring duties.  They need a rest and to have some time to themselves.  Hopefully respite care will be provided for and funded by the care package.

Respite Care

There are a number of options for respite care:

  • Residential and nursing care homes can provide short-term care
  • Day services can provide respite care for a few hours every week
  • Many holidays are now designed for disabled people, providing a break for both the carer as well as the patient
  • Home support, which allows for you to go away on holiday yourself

To find out details in your area, just contact your social services department to find out the help that they can provide, or local carers’ organisations and Headway, who can provide details of respite and holiday providers.

Support groups

Support groups are an invaluable source of support, provided by carers who are in similar situations.  Headway and local carers’ organisations will often run support group meetings and your council should be able to let you have details of them.

Head Injury UK: Head Injury Claim Experts

Our specialist head injury solicitors are experienced in helping brain injury sufferers and so understand that critical need of ensuring any settlement provides for the carers, as well as the brain injury victim.  If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury caused by someone else, please contact Ian Shovlin or call us on 0800 073 0988.



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