Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Services
Receiving specialized, expert care after a brain or spinal cord injury is incredibly important for achieving the highest
level of recovery. Home Health Solutions Group has a vast experience in caring for people with Brain and Spinal Cord injuries.
Since 2013, Home Health Solutions Group was one of the first home care provider to develop a specialized in-home care
program to care for individuals with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries (SCIs). Receiving specialized,
expert care after a brain or spinal cord injury is incredibly important for achieving the highest level of recovery.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury is an injury to the brain that results in significant neurological involvement that creates
physical injury to the brain. There are four main types of injuries suffered to the brain. Many times, traumatic brain
injury, or TBI, is the result of a closed head injury, when the brain tissue forcefully hits the skull, and it can cause
increased intra-cranial pressure, bruising, bleeding, tissue damage or an excess of fluids around the brain.
Another possible cause of TBI is any penetrating injury suffered to the skull. This occurs when any object enters into
the cranial cavity. Penetrating injuries often occur as the result of a car accident, or a gunshot wound. Going without
oxygen for a period of time, even a few minute span, can result in an anoxic injury to the brain. When your brain is
deprived of oxygen, brain cells will quickly die off and the damages can affect the entire brain. The final cause for
TBI is due to toxic chemical agent exposure to brain cells. Any time a toxic chemical crosses the blood brain barrier;
brain cells can be damaged or killed.
How is the Severity of TBI Determined?
The degree of injury to brain will vary from case to case and can range from mild to moderate to severe. The severity
and location of the damage will affect how greatly the neurological system is impacted, which will then regulate
the functioning of other body systems. Following the initial injury, the Glasgow Coma scale is used to determine the
responsiveness of the individual. For long-term prognosis, the utilization of the Glasgow Outcome scale will help
predict how likely it is that the individual will return to their normal level of functioning, or not. The lower the
rating on the Glasgow Coma scale indicates a greater amount of damaged has occurred. There are similar scales used to
determine level of consciousness and responsiveness, which all help indicate the severity of the injury suffered. It is
not usually evident until the rehab process how greatly the individual will be affected on a long-term basis.
How Much Time Does a Person Recover From TBI?
Some people can completely recover from a mild traumatic brain injury. Others may suffer few impairments
that may not even be noticeable. However, many times following mild to moderate injury, significant deficits will
remain with the patient for life. How the individual is affected is going to depend on the area of the brain that
Immediately following injury there is a time that can last from weeks to months known as spontaneous recovery,
during which the brain works hard to repair damaged neurons. Some people may require assistance for the rest of their
life with daily functioning. Many cases will exhibit a return of functional skills even years following the injury.
Personal Care Assistants at Home Health Solutions for SCI (Spinal Cord Injury)/ TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Clients
Some persons with SCI or TBI may qualify to have personal care assistants. The need for a personal care assistant
typically varies with the level of injury. For example, a person with paraplegia may be less likely to need a personal
care assistant than a person whose arms are also weak from SCI (tetraplegia or quadriplegia). Depending on age,
financial status, and other factors, a person with SCI may qualify for funded personal care assistants or may choose
to pay out of pocket for assistance. In either case, it is important for the person with SCI to know how to hire and
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Patient Care Liaison personnel are willing to meet with clients or their representatives in the comfort of their homes or institution.
Wide Range of Caregivers
We have a large pool of well trained, experienced caregivers who are ready to provide exceptional home health care services.