The care needs of people affected by a brain injury often fall informally onto their parents, spouse or siblings.
Caring for someone can be a stressful job, and it is important for carers to maintain their health and wellbeing. Long term carers find that taking time out for themselves each day is vital for well-being, but often, longer breaks are needed.
Impact on Families
Impact of Brain Injury on Families and Carers
Caring for a person with a disability is one of the most difficult challenges that can confront a family especially for those providing direct care.
One of the issues with a brain injury is its incredible complexity which affects each individual differently. This causes significant problems when trying to predict prognosis, recovery outcome, and establishing the injured individual's needs during the recovery process.
Everyone wants to be loved, it’s a fundamental human need. We all need people to talk to and laugh with, spend time with, share ideas, worries and joys. But after brain injury our relationships with partners, family and friends can often change quite significantly.