Attendant care challenges

Attendant care challenges include:

  • Finding a service provider that understands acquired brain injury.
  • Getting the right attendant carers.
  • Getting any home modifications that are required before the person with the ABI can come home
  • Dealing with the shock of having attendant carers coming into your home.
  • Dealing with the impacts of the ABI on the person with ABI, other family members and friends.
  • Keeping boundaries professional. Attendant carers are professional workers not friends or members of the family.
  • Keeping focussed on goals. Ensuring that all the attendant care work is goal directed.
  • Dealing with problems as they arise.

Suggestions for dealing with these challenges are in Getting Attendant Care Right