Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
Right at Home provides numerous care services to loved ones who have a spinal cord injury and need a wheelchair for daily living. Our carers can help someone adjust to a new living situation directly after a spinal cord injury. They can also continue to assist with any household and personal care tasks that are complicated by an injury.
- Wheelchair assistance
- Transfer between bed and chair
- Continence care
- Personal care and grooming
- Transport assistance
- Regular movement to prevent sores developing
- Meal preparation
- Light housework
- Laundry services
Paraplegia and Quadriplegia Information and Resources
In the UK every year, there are around 1200 people paralysed from a spinal cord injury. There are currently thought to be approximately 40,000 people in the UK living with paralysis. This statistic only shows the people who have been through a spinal cord injury centre, and does not include those who have suffered paralysis and been treated in a general hospital.
In the UK, a person is paralysed every 8 hours.
In the UK, it is estimated that the current annual cost of caring for people paralysed by spinal cord injury is more than £500 million.
79% of people discharged from Spinal Cord Injury Centres are able to return to their own homes.
Around 20% of patients leave Spinal Cord Injury Centres clinically depressed.
For information on living with spinal injuries, visit The Spinal Injuries Ireland website.
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