We understand at Allied Care that some conditions require specialist care. There are times when adults and children with special needs require a little extra care and support. Our dedicated care team are happy to help with this in whatever way we can.
Our philosophy is to provide you with the care you need in your own home, and tailor this to suit every individual need. Our highly trained staff can help with this and specialise in a range of different areas for example:
Living life to the full with a spinal injury
The spinal cord communicates two-way messages to and from the brain and skin, muscle and organs of your body. When your spinal cord is damaged it interrupts the flow of messages, leading to the loss of movement and/or sensation in different parts of the body. The extent of this depends on where the spinal cord has been damaged in relation to the vertebrae of the back and to the level of injury, known as complete or incomplete.
Aside from the physical impact, spinal cord injury can have a significant psychological impact on the person with the injury and their family. Depression and anxiety are not uncommon in those affected by spinal cord injury with many people feeling that the things most important to them in life may never be the same. [Source: Backup trust]
With this in mind, our spinal injury training focuses on the whole family embracing the relationship between the client, the carer, mums, dads and siblings etc. We feel that spinal cord injury training is a 50/50 split between the social aspect and the medical aspect. Our trainers all have extensive experience of working with people who have such conditions and believe that people with a spinal cord injury can still live a full and exciting life as someone without one!
It’s a common myth that people needing Palliative Care will need to go to a hospice. We care for people with a terminal illness and those who might be nearing the end of their life and require hospice care, but prefer to be comfortable in their own home.
We have a holistic approach to palliative and end of life care, supporting both clients and their loved ones throughout. Our focus is on providing quality of life through upholding and respecting individual choice and delivering effective support and care to live their last days in a dignified manner.
The care given during this time is entirely focused on the needs and wishes of the individual and their wider support network so that they can all feel as comfortable as possible.