Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a term used to classify any type of damage to the brain, skull or head caused by an external force. Common types of brain injuries include concussions, cerebral contusions, hemorrhages, and subdural hematomas. Concussions are head injuries caused by external blows to the head and are common in sports. Such head injuries may also be caused when the head and upper body are violently shaken. Cerebral contusions are linked to small hemorrhages within the brain. In essence, it is a “brain bruise.” A hemorrhage (bleeding) occurs when a vessel within the brain or skull is ruptured. Subdural hematoma is a fancy word for blood clot, when blood gathers between layers of the brain and skull, causing intercranial pressure which can damage delicate brain tissue.
TBI imposes emotional and mental challenges as well as physical challenges for the victim. In response to the patient and his family’s needs, A-1 Home Care delivers exceptional round-the-clock and hourly care, ranging from personal care such as bathing and grooming to household assistance, such as chores, meal preparations and light housecleaning.
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