Physical trauma is a serious injury to the body. Two main types of physical trauma are:
- Blunt force trauma—when an object or force strikes the body, often causing concussions, deep cuts, or broken bones.
- Penetrating trauma—when an object pierces the skin or body, usually creating an open wound.
Live-in care for traumatic injury survivors
A spinal cord injury, or any other serious physical injury is sudden and life-changing and may well lead to someone becoming dependent on others for their care. Our carers provide vital physical and emotional support to help our clients and their families adjust and adapt their lives around their injury.
We recognise that physical injury care often requires help and support from qualified nurses – to give our well-trained carers precise, person-centred instructions on any specialist parts of care e.g. pressure ulcer care, bowel care. With some initial input from these professionals, our carers can then deliver the right care, in the right way to our clients – meaning that nursing involvement can decrease substantially and our client can live a full, independent life.