Thousands of people each day experience catastrophic injuries that damage their brain, spine, and spinal cord. These parts of the body play a huge role in our daily lives, so damage to those body parts can severely alter a person’s life. Recovering from catastrophic injuries requires care from trained medical professionals, since family members often lack the training to care for their loved ones. Catastrophic injuries can be caused by acts of motor vehicle accidents, violence, sporting accidents and personal health issues.
The National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research and the American Medical Association believes over two million catastrophic injuries occur each year. The most popular causes of these injuries include motor vehicle accidents, snowmobile accidents, and participation in common contact sports.
Homewatch CareGivers Northshore understands the needs of people suffering catastrophic injuries, and we realize the serious long-term effects of catastrophic injuries. We are experts in traumatic brain injury (TBI) care, military injuries, paraplegia/quadriplegia care, motorcycle injuries, automobile injuries, and spinal cord Injuries.
We service Chicago and the North Shore suburbs including both Cook County and Lake County in Illinois. We provide our in-home care and support services for victims of catastrophic injuries to residents of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Grayslake, Gurnee, Highland Park, Fort Sheridan, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Lincolnwood, Lincolnshire, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Round Lake Beach, Skokie, Vernon Hills, Wilmette and Winnetka.
Catastrophic Injury Home Care Services
- 24/7 services and on-call support
- Assistance with all activities of daily living
- Safe transfers: hands-on transfer, hoyer lifts, gait belts and other mechanical lifts
- Complex personal care
- Catheter care
- Bathing, dressing and feeding assistance
- Hourly care or 24/7 live-in care
- Exercise supervision
- Monitor vital signs
- Skin inspection and wound care
- Meal preparation, light housekeeping, shopping and errands
- Transportation services to appointments, errands, and social gatherings
- Turning and positioning client in bed
- Regular quality assurance calls and home visits to ensure client satisfaction
- Personal care plan management
- Tracheotomy and vent care
- Skilled professional team – insured, bonded , triple-screened background checked caregivers
Homewatch CareGivers Northshore also has skilled professionals that can assist with specialized rehabilitation programs and will make sure you recover quickly. The training we offer covers every medical condition our home care professionals might encounter stemming from a catastrophic injury from auto and motorcycle accidents, injuries from military service, traumatic brain injuries (TCI), or spinal cord injuries.
Homewatch CareGivers University offers 2,700 continuing education courses and 800 of them are geared towards catastrophic injuries. Our care experts are given all the tools they need to ensure you or your family member are on the right path to recovery.
Below is an outline of the home care and specialized services we offer for individuals experiencing catastrophic injuries
Automobile and Motorcycle Accident Injury Victims
There are over 5 million people currently living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of an automobile or motorcycle accident. People suffering from catastrophic injuries spend many months in the hospital and go through a lot of rehab before they are able to go home. Often times, a person returning home with a catastrophic injury needs in-home care to help with activities of daily living, and our skilled professionals will assist the client and family until the assistance is no longer needed.
Homewatch CareGivers Northshore works very closely with physicians and the No-Fault Insurance Company, so we can make sure you are receiving your benefits. These benefits are given to people with catastrophic injuries resulting from automobile accidents in Illinois.IN-HOME CARE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE INJURIES – LEARN MORE
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic brain injuries are typically caused by playing contact sports or motor vehicle accidents, and it is estimated that over 2.5 million people are living with traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. A traumatic brain injury significantly alters the lives of patients and their families. Not only does the patient experience physical challenges, but they experience mental and emotional changes as well. Although caring for someone with a traumatic brain injury can be tough, Homewatch CareGivers Northshore has a qualified team that can provide Respite Care and additional services as needed.IN-HOME CARE FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY – LEARN MORE
Spinal Cord Injuries
Most spinal cord injuries result in paraplegia or quadriplegia. Paraplegia is caused when the nerve roots and spinal cord are severely injured or damaged. The most common cause is paralysis of the lower limbs. Quadriplegia is the result of damage that occurs in the neck, causing paralysis of all four limbs of the body. One-third of all spinal cord injuries result in quadriplegia.
Homewatch CareGivers Northshore tailors each plan of care to a client’s needs fulfilling support requirements associated to your specific spinal cord injuries.IN-HOME CARE FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY – LEARN MORE
U.S. Military Veterans have made numerous sacrifices throughout their service to protect our Country, and Homewatch CareGivers Northshore recognizes that service. It is our job to make sure that Veterans needing in-home care receive the protection and support they need to live comfortably. Sometimes the injuries Veterans suffer while serving require specialized care, needing a skilled professional to assist during the recovery process. Our highly-trained staff can assist Military Veterans with any activities of daily living, such as:
- Loss of memory
- Spinal cord injury
- Transportation services
- Personal care services
- Blindness aid and attendance
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Homewatch CareGivers Northshore has been providing assistance and respite care services to thousands of Veterans over the years. We are partnered with the Veterans Administration and local Veteran Advocacy Support centers to ensure that our Veterans are receiving the best care possible. More information on Veteran Administration (VA) Benefits can be found on our Veteran Affairs (VA) Benefits page.IN-HOME CARE FOR MILITARY INJURIES – LEARN MORE