16 Jan How Assisted Living Can Help With Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery
A traumatic brain injury occurs when an individual’s head is suddenly or violently hit or pierced. Although the causes may vary, it’s estimated that approximately 5.3 million people in the U.S. are living with traumatic brain injuries and require extensive care to adjust to their new reality.
Let’s cover the basics of traumatic brain injuries and how CareAgape Senior Homes can help:
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Young children, young adults, and the elderly are most at risk for experiencing traumatic brain injuries, especially because they are more susceptible to accidents.. Sadly, there is no cure for these contusions, so the best approach is to avoid them altogether. Here are the three most common causes of traumatic brain injuries and some essential precautions to take:
- Falls: For young, adventurous individuals, it’s very important to wear helmets when engaging in potentially dangerous activities, like skiing, horseback riding, and more. Older individuals, who might not be engaged in those same sports, can prevent traumatic brain injuries by adopting a few fall prevention measures like removing clutter and tripping hazards, using handrails, and illuminating your home properly.
- Car Accidents: It may seem like common sense, but wearing a seat belt, avoiding alcohol or drugs before driving, and using the right car seats for your children can go a long way toward avoiding car accident-related brain injuries.
- Firearms: It’s best to observe the golden rules for gun safety to avoid both traumatic brain injuries and other accidents.
Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Sometimes, despite all precautions, traumatic brain injuries still happen. The accident can result in mild to severe effects, including permanent physical or mental disability. Tasks that seemed mindless before are suddenly more challenging for individuals recovering from an injury like these, as their skills and abilities may not be as keen as they used to be. The individual may struggle with cognitive tasks, like choosing an outfit
or placing an order at a drive-through. In more severe cases, though, people can experience paralysis, impaired vision, and significant memory loss.
How CareAgape Senior Homes Can Help
While there is no cure for traumatic brain injuries, there is hope for individuals hoping to lead a comfortable and fulfilling life thanks to residential facilities like CareAgape Senior Homes. Our experienced, compassionate caregivers are proud to offer a world of amenities and all the comforts of home to ensure your loved one is well cared for.
If you any have questions about our services or how we support individuals with traumatic brain injuries, give us a call at (714) 646-6750 or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you!