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Nursing home residents with brain injuries need specialized care

Placing a loved one in an Iowa nursing home is never easy, but it can prove even more difficult and time-consuming if your loved one has special needs relating to a brain injury. You may have made the difficult decision to relocate your loved one because you believed a specialized facility would be better able to handle your loved one’s needs, but not all care facilities have the tools and ability to do so. At Galligan Reid PC, we assist clients whose loved ones are not receiving the standard of care they expect, and we have a firm understanding of how insufficient care can lead to physical and emotional hardship.

How do brain injuries affect children?

If your child has experienced a brain injury, you likely have a lot of questions and concerns. Perhaps the most common fear you share with other parents in Iowa is how the injury will affect your child in the long term. You have a good reason to be concerned because children’s brains are not fully developed. It is natural to wonder if there could be lasting results of the injury.

Mild brain injuries can have long-lasting effects

Whether people have been involved in a motor vehicle collision or have been in a slip-and-fall accident, they may have received a traumatic brain injury. When the head experiences a forceful impact, it may make the brain reverberate within the hard, skull cavity. The soft brain tissue may bruise, bleed and become inflamed as a result of the damage. Depending on the severity of the force and what part of the brain was injured, the damage can have long lasting cognitive effects on a person’s life. Studies show that this is even true for people suffering from mild brain damage.

Do you know how to identify a serious head injury?

Brain injuries are more common than most people know. A seemingly minor blow to the head can easily cause some level of brain dysfunction. Injury victims may suffer a variety of physical symptoms immediately after sports injuries, car accidents, acts of violence, falls at work or any number of other incidents involving head bumps. Some signs of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may not appear until long after an injury has occurred.

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