Cerebral Palsy

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

Living with 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 this disability yourself or caring for a loved one, coping with Cerebral Palsy can be hard, but remember that there is support out there for you.

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

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A Specialist cerebral palsy home care service.

Receiving care support at home 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 on care. Home carers can also help with social support, including picking up medication and coming along on 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 of 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.

Benefits of 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.

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 peace of mind.

Choosing the right carer for your loved one

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.

Each person is an individual

When you choose to work with Ashridge Home Care, we’ll put together a detailed care plan that meets the needs of a person with Cerebral Palsy tailored to meet specific needs. 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.

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

Do you need to arrange specialist care for a loved one

With over 30 years’ experience of delivering personalised care to people in their own homes, we know that providing the very best care is about finding the right people who genuinely care about helping and getting things right for you.

 

Cerebral Palsy home care

 

When cerebral palsy causes profound disability, the dedication of the family and the support of professional caregivers is necessary.

Heidi Moawad, MD Neurologist

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.

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 live-in 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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