Posted by: encinoinhomecare | June 18, 2016

The pros and cons of self-awareness after a traumatic brain injury

a-1 home care elder care calabasasA research study published in the February 2014 issue of Brain Injury reports that patients with more self-awareness also have corresponding higher degrees of depression and lower quality of life.  After a traumatic brain injury event, a patient may lose some self-awareness, but if the patient’s self-awareness is still completely intact, he may report decreased satisfaction with life (Goverover & Chiaravalloti, 2014).  It’s not surprising that survivors of traumatic brain injury would suffer deeper depression than their counterparts who have lost some self-awareness.  These TBI survivors may be painfully aware that they may no longer be able to restore their full physical function.  The mourning over the loss of physical function and looking ahead to a life of physical disability and utter dependence upon others is emotionally debilitating.  If you or a loved one has recently suffered a brain injury, A-1 Home Care in Encino is here to uphold, at the very least, a good quality of life for your loved ones.

Round-the-Clock Companion Care Makes the Difference

Who said that life stops when you have had a traumatic brain injury?  If you or a loved one still has full self-awareness, you are lucky in comparison to the less fortunate.  Make the best of what life has to offer with the assistance of 24-hour companion care from A-1 Home Care in Encino.  Our trained, certified live-in caregivers will assist you with chores like light housekeeping, errands, prescription pick-ups, and cooking.  You can still go to work or work from home if you have an understanding employer.  A-1 Home Care screens every certified nurse aide’s criminal background and DMV checks before they can serve you and your family.  Don’t let TBI stop you from engaging in social events with your friends outside of your home, either.  A live-in caregiver will drive you to wherever you want to go and even be a great travel companion if you want to fly somewhere.  Our live-in and live-out care services are a great way to complement your life and defeat physical disability.

About A-1 Home Care

Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been delivering outstanding in-home care services all over Los Angeles County, including cities like Encino, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Sherman Oaks, Arcadia, Duarte, Sierra Madre, and surrounding cities.  We are committed to giving you personable services, which means that you will always be connected with a friendly live operator on the other line when you call us.  In other words, you will never get an automated answering machine with a senseless never-ending menu of options!  You or your loved ones will receive undivided attention from our compassionate certified home health aides (CNNAs) and home helpers.  We make in-home care within reach by giving you easy financing options based on your budget and needs.


For a free consultation, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit our website for information.


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