Home Instead can provide support to you and your loved ones following an acquired brain injury. We understand that a brain injury can impact you and your loved ones in different ways, so we tailor our care to your needs, in the place you call home.
At Home Instead, we can offer flexible, practical and emotional support following your brain injury. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all care for helping you recover from a brain injury. That’s why ourCare Professionals provide support in a range of ways to meet your individual needs, such as hourly care, longer hours, or even live-in care to support you at home.
We put you and your care needs at the heart of our service. Our Care Professionals are fully trained to deliver care specific to your needs, and will work with your own doctors, specialists, rehabilitation centre, therapists and other health teams to ensure you are receiving the best possible care available. Our Care Professionals will provide the right level of assistance according to the requirements of your specific needs following your brain injury.
We've helped thousands of families to stay safe, comfortable and happy at home. Whatever situation you're facing, or whatever the question is, Home Instead is here to help.Other non-care related enquiries
I am very happy with the support, care and kindness I receive from all the staff of Home Instead.
Home Instead have been looking after my father for a few years now, without them we would not be able to manage having him living in his own home. They are always bright and cheerful and Dad enjoys seeing them.
Bridget, Clients Family
Home Instead provide first class care. My care professionals are patient, kind and very reliable. I am very happy with the service they provide.
Let's have a chat to
see how we can help
An acquired brain injury (ABI) is where brain damage has occurred. This can be fafter birth, rather than as a part of a genetic or congenital disorder. For example, an ABI can occur due to trauma to the head, disease or infection, oxygen deprivation, alcohol or drug abuse, or a stroke.
The long-term effects vary from person to person, and are impossible to predict. They may manifest as physical effects, such as fatigue or motor disorders, mental effects, such as memory loss or aphasia, or emotional and behavioural effects, such as depression or self-control issues.
ABI care is available to support you in any way you need, tailored to your symptoms. From assistance with daily tasks such as household cleaning, laundry, personal care, medication administration, meal preparation, and assistance with mobility and getting out into the community, to more specific support, including complex health requirements such as catheters, gastrostomy tubes, or tracheostomy tubes. We can also support you with any external rehabilitation programmes you may be following.
Our Care Professionals are fully trained and competent in your specialist care needs. With the appropriate training in relation to your ABI classification, they will help you during even the most acute rehabilitation phases. Evidence suggests effective professional support helps reduce the number of possible complications and the need for hospital admissions. Although long-term outcomes can depend upon the type and severity of the injury, treatment and rehabilitation is crucial to recovery.
Receiving health care with Home Instead allows you to maintain your independence, routine, and lifestyle, so you can live your best life at home. Home Instead will work with you to match your Care Professional to your interests and hobbies so that you can build a trusting relationship with them. We will liaise with you and your clinical team to guarantee that the best care is delivered to the highest standard, ensuring a fully bespoke and tailored care plan is provided depending upon your needs. With Home Instead, care is carried out when you need it, not when it suits others.
Supporting refugees with Family Dementia guide
Early warning signs of dementia to look for in the elderly
What’s the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?
Safe Home Alert
A guide to dementia care
Respite care: Arranging care when you are away
Following a brain injury, processes from damaged brain cells can be passed on to other parts of the brain, an ability referred to as brain ‘plasticity’. Brain injury rehabilitation helps support you as this occurs, starting in hospital and carrying on when you are home. Due to the nature of the injury, there will be a learning curve for you and your loved ones, which can be stressful. Having support at home during this time can provide a great level of comfort.
The symptoms you may experience depend on the severity of the ABI. Even a mild injury can cause someone to experience loss of consciousness, dizziness, memory and concentration problems, headaches, mood changes, and sensitivity to light or sound. More severe injuries can lead to slurred speech, loss of control over bodily functions, and convulsions.
Given the range in severity of an acquired brain injury, there’s no one time frame for how long it may take someone to recover. For some people, recovery may still leave long-term limitations and lingering symptoms that will impact their quality of life. Having experienced Care Professionals working alongside your clinical team can help speed up the rehabilitation process, giving you back your independence.
Care in your own home offers familiarity while you undergo the recovery process, rather than being set to the routines of a specialised care setting. We can help you live your life how you want while you receive care from our experienced Care Professionals.