Caring for people with spinal cord injuries

Everyone deserves to receive high-quality care, no matter how complex their needs are. That’s why we provide specialist care in Romford and Clacton on Sea and surrounding areas. Our team is trained to support those with a range of complex and specialist conditions, including spinal cord injuries. We believe that compassionate and expert care can enable a person to live as independently and comfortably as possible in the familiarity of their own home, despite their injury. 

If you or a loved one are living with a spinal cord injury, read on to learn more about how the specialist care we provide can enhance and enrich your life. 

Living with a spinal cord injury 

A spinal cord injury is a life-changing experience, not only for the person directly affected but also for family and friends. Adapting to your new life, and abilities will take time. You may experience moments of shock, disbelief, anger and overwhelm as you adjust to activities and routines that are now difficult or perhaps impossible to do independently. 

There are approximately 60,000 people in the UK living with a spinal cord injury and yet each injury is as unique as the person who experiences it. The effects of a spinal cord injury can be both physical and psychological. For example, depression is often experienced following a spinal cord injury while physical effects can interfere with bladder, bowel and sexual functions. How you or your loved one is affected can depend on a variety of factors including your age, and the cause and severity of the injury. 

Our specialist care services

We pride ourselves on having an expertly trained team, experienced in caring for others living with a range of complex conditions including dementia, stroke recovery, paraplegia and more. To ensure the best standard of care possible, we also provide double-handed care. Our wraparound service allows us to coordinate with a wider community of healthcare professionals to ensure continuity of care. This also helps us ensure you have all the necessary equipment you need to live comfortably and safely at home, including specialist beds or toilet aids. 

Providing physical and emotional support 

Our professional carers are committed to looking after both your physical and emotional wellbeing. The support we provide is designed to help you live a fulfilled and rich life, despite your injury. 

Living with paralysis can lead to a host of secondary issues including blood clots, pressure sores and bladder or bowel infections. It’s important to have a carer who understands your condition and how to manage your symptoms effectively. 

Being diagnosed with a spinal cord injury can also pave the way for mental health challenges. It’s not uncommon to experience depression or feel isolated and lonely. Our friendly carers are here to relieve some of that burden too. By providing consistent companionship and encouraging social interaction, we can help keep some of those negative feelings at bay. 

Get in touch 
If you or a loved one has a spinal cord injury and could benefit from the specialist care we provide, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us or give us a call on 0800 999 3447. We are here to answer any of your questions and provide more information on our services or how we can help.