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 Chicago North 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’s North and Near North Side Communities. We provide our in-home care and support services for victims of catastrophic injuries to residents of Andersonville, Buena Park, Dearborn Park, DePaul, Edgewater, Gold Coast, Goose Island, Grant Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Magnificent Mile, Margate Park, Millennium Park, Old Town, Park West, Printers Row, Ranch Triangle, Ravenswood, River North, Rogers Park, Streeterville, Uptown, Wrightwood and Wrigleyville.
Catastrophic Injury Home Care Services
- 24/7 services and on-call support
- Assistance with all activities of daily living
- Safe transfers: hands-on transfers, 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 service 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 check
Homewatch CareGivers Chicago North 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 homecare 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 is 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 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 Chicago North 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 Injuries (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 Chicago North 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 Chicago North tailors each plan of care to a client’s needs fulfilling support requirements associated to specific spinal cord injuries.IN-HOME CARE FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY – LEARN MORE
Military Veterans have made numerous sacrifices throughout their service to protect our country, and Homewatch CareGivers Chicago North 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 Service
- Blindness Aid and Attendance
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Homewatch CareGivers Chicago North 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