our spinal cord disability
CARE services include:
Our caregivers ensure that clients managing mild to severe spinal cord disabilities are comfortable and well taken care of in the safety of their own homes.
CARING for spinal cord disabilities & injury
Spinal cord disabilities are among the most traumatic that someone can sustain. There are many causes of spinal cord disabilities. Anyone who has a spinal cord disability knows exactly how debilitating it is.
The effects are both physical and mental – preventing independence and limiting physical function. Some of the most frequent complications that our caregivers are trained for include:
- neurogenic bladder and bowel dysfunction
- urinary tract infections, pressure ulcers
- orthostatic hypotension
- deep vein thrombosis
- autonomic dysreflexia
- pulmonary and cardiovascular problems
- depressive disorders
The treatment and rehabilitation process of a spinal cord disability can be long, expensive, and always requires a multidisciplinary approach. Early rehabilitation is important to prevent additional disability and complications.
our approach to CARE
At AmeriCare Silicon Valley, we have developed several programs that help our clients incorporate important habits into their daily routines. Together, we work on breathing techniques and cultivating mindfulness to rebuild connections between the mind and body to increase overall health and well-being. Our caregivers ensure that your loved one is comfortable and well taken care of in the safety of their own home. Each member of our care team is trained on how to properly and adequately care for our clients managing mild to severe spinal cord disabilities. Our staff is committed to the strong client relationships and building a lasting bond. Our care staff is Here to Care.™
If limitations from disability prevent our clients from helping their pets, we can step in! We’ll help with dog walking, feeding schedules, transportation and assistance with vet appointments, and pet hygiene to keep both owner and pet happy and healthy.
Managing spinal cord disability or injury often means dealing with complex medication schedules and dosages. Our caregivers make sure our clients take the appropriate amount of medication right when they need it.
Bathing, toileting, dressing, teeth brushing, and other personal hygiene tasks can be difficult to manage with limited ability due to spinal cord injury. Our compassionate caregivers are trained to provide these services with respect and dignity.
Our caregivers can help prepare meals, shop for groceries, monitor dietary restrictions, and provide assistance in promoting a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes, having a home-cooked meal without having to fix it themselves is just what the client needed.
Managing a household can be an even bigger chore when trying to recover from spinal cord injury. Our trained caregivers can help with daily tasks like laundry, dishes, vacuuming, and more so our clients can focus on healing.
Exercise & Recreation
Physical activity is a great way to connect with others, enjoy the outdoors, and improve mental health. Whether it’s a walk up and down the driveway or assistance with physical therapy exercises, our caregivers can help your loved one stay active in their day-to-day lives.
If you are unable to drive or walk due to spinal cord disability or injury, our caregivers can assist with tasks like grocery shopping, medication pick-up, maintaining personal appointments, and more.
Medical Appointment Support
Our caregivers often accompany our clients to their medical appointments to help them navigate any information or instructions provided by their doctor.
Our caregivers approach engagement through gentle and positive encouragement. We facilitate meaningful activities to help our clients socialize, let off steam, and recover successfully.
Our caregivers are proactive in preventing harmful falls or other injuries by maintaining a clean environment, removing tripping hazards, helping our clients with mobility, and keeping the environment as safe as possible.
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