Spinal Injury Care with Christies Care
A spinal cord injury is sudden and life-changing and may well lead to someone becoming dependent on others for their care.
All too often, the fact that someone needs a carer reduces their independence and constrains their lifestyle significantly.
Live-in carers (or PAs) from Christies Care are specifically trained to encourage independence. It is part of our philosophy and is behind all our training. So that someone with a spinal injury can live in their own home and live life as they want to, with their personal assistant being there to help them do just that.
Christies Care trains all carers to use a hoist alone (where safe practice allows), making our clients lives easier and more independent. We also train all carers to assist with personal care and helping with medication (as well as cooking, cleaning and other housekeeping tasks).
We recognise that spinal injury care needs help and support from qualified nurses – to give our well-trained carers precise, person-centred instructions on any specialist parts of care (e.g. pressure sore care, bowel care). With some initial input from these professionals, our carers can then deliver the right care, in the right way to our clients – meaning that nursing involvement can decrease substantially and our client can live a full, independent life.
What does it cost? Depending on your wants, needs and management model, the total cost is usually between £1,000 and £1,500 a week.