Indiana residents who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may have a long and difficult road to recovery ahead of them. But what about the people who must care for them along the way? We at Sarkisian Personal Injury Lawyers will take a look at the burden that caregivers of people with TBIs face.
TBIs can range in severity, even though all of them will be notably damaging in some way. Some people will need a caregiver to give them reminders about things like taking important medications. They might need help with difficult physical tasks like cleaning the house or doing laundry. Others will need more long-term, extensive care that involves performing vital daily tasks like bathing or feeding.
In any case, caring is physically, mentally and financially taxing. Physically, it can be difficult to go from a normal life to one in which you are responsible for another person’s well-being. You can easily become exhausted by the amount of work that entails, especially if you have a full or part-time job in addition to being someone’s caretaker.
Mentally, it can be horrific to see the state a loved one has fallen into due to a TBI. TBI victims also often lash out at those close to them without meaning to because the center of their brain controlling impulse is damaged. This can be very hurtful to loved ones.
Taking care of someone with a traumatic brain injury can be a physically grueling and emotionally draining process. It isn’t unusual for people in your situation to seek financial compensation to help cover the costs of such intensive care. If you are considering going that route, you may want to take a look at our web page on handling brain injuries, linked above.