Whether your loved one suffered a Kentucky brain injury as a result of slip and fall, car accident, or some form of medical malpractice, the result is the same. Brain injury victims face substantial emotional, physical, and financial hurdles following their injuries. Doctors and other hospital staffers will likely offer a great deal of information on what the patient should and should not do while recovering from a brain injury. As a loved one, you may be wondering what you can do to help. Fortunately, there are a lot of actions that you can take to ease your loved one’s journey to recovery.
The following is an overview of how you can assist a Kentucky brain injury victim as they adjust to life after the injury:
- Assist your loved one with obtaining proper legal representation. A knowledgeable Louisville brain injury attorney can help fight for the compensation that your loved one deserves.
- Provide transportation to and from medical and rehabilitation appointments.
- Keep accurate records of appointments and detailed instructions for at home care.
- When conversing with your loved one, minimize or eliminate distractions so that he or she can focus on the conversation at hand.
- Similarly, while your loved one is working with his or her medical team to learn new tasks, reduce or eliminate distraction.
- Keep a consistent schedule to avoid confusing your loved one. This includes appointment, meeting, meal, and sleep times. Avoid straying from this routine to the extent possible.
- During each day, build in plenty of times for the patient to take adequate breaks.
- Avoid moving furniture and household objects.
- In order to help your loved one return to work or school, read task instructions out loud, break tasks down into small steps, and assist with keeping to a schedule.
- Write down important phone numbers, names, addresses, and events and keep it in a place that is easy for your loved one to reach at all times.
The role of the caregiver is vital to the recovery of a victim following a brain injury in Kentucky.
Assisting your loved one in finding an experienced Louisville brain injury attorney is an important early step in that process. To learn more, call our office today at (502) 210-8942 or (800) 634-8767 for a free consultation.