Carers often feel that their life is not their own. Some feel that due to the demands of the caring role they have very little time alone to pursue their own interests and social life. Carers often have to do everything on their own where before the injury, they may have relied upon their loved one’s support for everyday pressures. Following the injury the workload increases while at the same time there is reduced support to help the carer cope.
While there are many types of brain injury the difficulties faced by carers remain the same. They may have difficulties accessing therapy for intensive rehabilitation for their loved one. Over time carers often become their own advocates and even act as case managers to ensure that their loved one receives the much needed care.