Cerebral Palsy Home Care

As there is no known cure for Cerebral palsy (CP), finding proper continued one-to-one home care support is essential to improving an individual’s quality of life.

Children and young adults with Cerebral Palsy - Home care

What is cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a motor disability that is diagnosed in childhood. The condition makes it difficult for people to control their muscles, causing poor motor control, coordination, and difficulties with speech. Cerebral palsy doesn’t get worse over time, and with the right care, support and guidance, people with cerebral palsy can live fulfilling and independent lives.

Whether you’re living with the disability yourself or caring for a loved one, coping with cerebral palsy can be hard, but there is support out there for you thanks to our live-in care services.

We take the time to carefully consider your individual needs so we can provide the highest quality care.

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CEREBRAL PALSY live in care

What is cerebral palsy home care?

Cerebral palsy home care is an excellent option for families who need extra help caring for their child or for adults who want to live independently and lead a fulfilled life.

Carers support families as they learn about cerebral palsy, and work in collaboration to improve symptoms too. Adults with cerebral palsy can benefit from having help with household tasks and personal one to one care. Home carers can also provide social support, including picking up medication and coming along to hospital appointments and social events.

Cerebral palsy has a wide spectrum of severity, so needs vary among individuals. Whilst some of our clients simply need a little help around the home, others require expert care for their specific needs.

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide specialist live-in care without losing focus on the person behind the condition. Live-in carers who specialise in cerebral palsy can build a custom care plan, which takes into account the severity of the disability, personality and interests.

What does our cerebral palsy home care include?

Our cerebral palsy home care aims to enrich the lives of those with the condition whilst also helping you to live independently. Here are just some of the areas we can offer support with:

  • Maintaining your personal routine – we understand the importance of routine which is why we support you with washing, dressing, preparing healthy meals at the times you like and help exercising.
  • Developing skills – it’s important to continuously develop your skills when living with cerebral palsy which is why we support all hobbies.
  • Companionship – community and companionship are vital to us at Ashridge Home Care. Our carers can attend the theatre, dinners and other social outings.
  • Appointments – our carers can organise and attend your hospital appointments with you.
  • Medical assistance – helping you with medicine, and treatments and to better manage your cerebral palsy symptoms.


Areas we cover at Ashridge Home Care

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What are the benefits of receiving cerebral palsy care at home?

The biggest advantage to having live-in home care for someone with cerebral palsy is that they receive care in the comfort of their own home. Having professional care within the home means that clients can receive the best care while still experiencing important social benchmarks and normality.

Maintaining independence is so important to many of our clients. As cerebral palsy is such a wide-ranging condition, independence looks different for many of our clients. We get to know you and help you achieve a level of independence you’re comfortable with. We only intervene when needed or wanted, never being too overbearing as we understand that independence is vital.

Physical activities, eating and drinking can all be a challenge for those with cerebral palsy. We want you to get the most out of every day, which is why we support physical activity to help improve your quality of life. We also bring joy back to mealtimes, making delicious and nutritious meals that aren’t ever a chore to eat.

Live-in care has many benefits for the person with cerebral palsy, but it also helps family members too. The additional support at home frees up family members to spend time on family-oriented activities. Knowing that their loved one is taken care of in a comfortable setting also gives them peace of mind.

How to choose the right carer for someone with cerebral palsy

Here are a few things to consider when selecting a carer for someone with cerebral palsy:

  • Personality: personality clashes happen, so it’s important to make sure your carer’s personality is compatible with most people in the home.
  • Disability Severity: the severity of cerebral palsy will dictate what experience, training and qualifications your carer should have.
  • Live-in care goals: consider what your goals are for hiring a live-in carer. By having a clear idea of what you want to achieve by hiring live-in care, you will know what questions to ask and what services are most important and suitable to your loved one.

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Why choose Ashridge Home Care for cerebral palsy live-in care? 

When you choose to work with Ashridge Home Care, we’ll put together a detailed care plan that’s tailored to meet the needs of a person with cerebral palsy. We’ll look at living arrangements, existing support networks, and work closely with any other health professionals, including GPs, physiotherapists, hospital workers and speech therapists. After all, it’s vital that everyone is united in working towards delivering the best possible care.

At Ashridge Home Care, we’ve been rated Outstanding in Care by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which is reflected in our glowing reviews from clients whose lives have been changed as a result of our care. We also train all of our carers in-house, getting to know each other well and offering support to carers so that they can support you. As we are such a close-knit team, we can guarantee that we’ll match you with the right carer for your needs and personality. 

Live-in care offers much-needed support to families and individuals who need it. They work in collaboration with families to provide the best possible care and experience to those involved.

What other conditions do we offer specialist live-in care for?

Our specialist live-in care service extends to a variety of different conditions. We offer live-in care for those with dementia, allowing them to stay in the comfort and safety of familiar surroundings. We can also care for those with Parkinson’s, cancer, and multiple sclerosis. If you’ve recently suffered a stroke or need rehabilitation care, we can help you get back on your feet. We can also provide palliative care for those who are living with a terminal illness or respite care for those caring for a loved one.

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Useful information

If you or your relative has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you need to know what to expect. Get the answers to all of your questions so that you can make informed decisions about diagnosis, treatment, therapies, and legal action.

Cerebral Palsy: Symptoms, Causes, Types, and Treatments

Cerebral palsy (CP) | Disability charity Scope UK

Cerebralpalsy.org.uk is an information and network resource

Cerebral palsy Overview – NHS

Ashridge provided an emergency placement for me when I needed a live-in carer on 24hrs notice. This was a godsend to me as my mother had advanced Alzheimer’s and my Dad had been rushed into hospital. I really appreciated the professional approach from all the staff I dealt with and felt very supported. Ashridge found me a first class carer who was able to provide wonderful live-in care for both my parents allowing them to spend a few more months together in their home of 35 years. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ashridge and live-in care.

Here to help

Choosing care is a huge decision and not something that you should take lightly. Some of these conversations can be tricky and it’s our job to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible.

We are more than happy to visit you and your family at home to discuss your situation and consider the options available to you.

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