May experience a range of feelings varying from inequality, depression, anxiety, frustration, reclusiveness and feelings of low self-esteem as well as physical symptoms that have come from their form of Cerebral Palsy. Individuals may feel this way because they are not as abled bodied as some others.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
Parents of children/ adults suffering from Cerebral Palsy may experience feelings of anxiety, unease and uncertainty about being with or without their loved one (the individual with Cerebral Palsy). Not knowing if your loved one may be in pain or discomfort when you are within their company or away from them can affect a person’s mental state.
Some loved ones may not want to be away from the individual’s side because of wanting to help. This can instil guilt within the individual and/ or the loved ones. This can result in the loved ones act differently towards the individual with Cerebral Palsy and/ or others.
Planning days out and activities can be difficult for loved ones who wish to do things with or without the individual with Cerebral Palsy. This can result in loosing contact with other people as you may not be leaving the home. This can resulting in making themselves and the individual feel confined and trapped through isolation.
CARERS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS:
May experience problems providing the best quality of care if they have not been trained how to care for someone with Cerebral Palsy or if they do not have the correct moving and handling equipment.
HOW WE CAN HELP…
Our Management and Care Team have our collective experience on Cerebral Palsy and knowledge of the condition to ensure that they are delivering the best quality of Care for you or your loved one.
Care plans will be put in place with our management team, the individual with Cerebral Palsy and the loved ones around the individual to ensure that the best quality of care is given. Care plans will be assessed and updated regularly to ensure that the individual is getting the correct Care at the correct time. All of our staff have regular training, ensuring that everyone we Care for is being looked after in the most up to date correct way.