What is a physical disability with brain injury?

A TBI (traumatic brain injury) can be a life changing event, a brain injury can not only affect how we live, but also our individuality and personality. Unlike most other injuries like a broken bone, that can heal, a TBI will not heal the same way. No injury will ever have the same effect, they will be individual in every different case. The symptoms of a brain injury may affect the person immediately, or sometimes it can take a while to present itself. Sometimes the person who has had a brain injury, will be unaware that any damage has happened to them.

What are the possible effects of a brain injury?

Mild TBI
After a head injury, a person can develop a variety of symptoms called ‘Postconcussion Syndrome’ (PCS), these can include: vertigo, headaches, memory loss, lack of sleep, depression, apathy, anxiety, irritability, mood swings and difficulty with concentration. This may last many weeks or longer after an injury, and can affect the patient and their family dramatically.

Severe TBI
Many patients with severe TBI, may suffer from what is called Cognition, this is the process of thought, memory, solving problems, reasoning and the processing of information. Certain memories can be lost and often the person will also be unable to create new memories. 

Post-traumatic amnesia, called (PTA) has two types: Anterograde is the inability to remember events after a brain injury, whilst Retrograde is a lack of memory of events from before the injury.

There may be a limited limb function of legs and arms, speech can be difficult and there may be problems with emotions. A person that has suffered from severe TBI can often be left unresponsive for long periods of time. It is possible that people with psychiatric or behavioral problems can be treated with medication and psychotherapy.

About young people with physical disabilities and brain injury at our care homes 

We’re here to help
At all our Holmes Care Group homes, our friendly, trained, qualified teams and professional staff provide a 24 hour care and support system for people suffering from physical disabilities and brain injury, giving them assistance with everyday rituals such as; professional and safe administration of all medications, help in the morning out of bed and getting dressed, along with everyday assistance with mobility, and encouragement with eating and drinking.

Care plans for young individuals with brain injuries at our care homes
In all our services, we work with families to formulate care plans which ensure the care we deliver is tailored to the needs of the young person suffering from brain injury. At Holmes Care Group, we aim to address each residents' individual and varying requirements, so that each person we care for, feels completely supported in every aspect of their life.

At Holmes Care, we know ‘peace of mind’ is an important factor in choosing a care home
Ensuring all young residents with physical disabilities and brain injury are comfortable and happy is a priority, as well as giving them a feeling of ‘being at home’. It’s good to keep busy! Daily activities and many fun events are organised in and out of the home, which all help with giving our residents a better sense of independence and normality. Well-being is a big priority at Holmes Care Group.

There’s no place like home - There’s no place like Holmes Care Group
At all Holmes Care Group homes, nursing homes, residential homes and day care centres, we make every effort to keep everyone, secure, safe, warm and welcome, not only for our residents, but also for family and friends when visiting their loved ones. All our facilities are designed to enhance the lives of everyone living at our care homes. Many of our homes are set in scenic areas, and have excellent outside facilities, including patios and beautiful landscaped gardens. Visiting areas are designed especially for residents and friends and family alike, to feel comfortable and relaxed at our care homes.

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If you are looking for young physically disabled care in Scotland, Holmes Care Group have a care home in Glasgow that are specialists in young physically disabled care, including brain injury:

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Kind words from our residents and their families

Baytree Court

Baytree Court is a very relaxed home, pleasant staff and one of the nicest homes I visit, always get a smile. Service users seem happy.

Glenys Newbury - Health Care Community Worker

Almond View Care Home

To all the staff at Almond View - a big thank you for looking after Mum, with such kindness and dedication. Despite living 400 miles away, I always had a good feeling that she was in good hands. When I did visit, the staff without exception, stopped to chat to us even though they were extremely busy. Please accept my heart felt thank you to you all - a real credit to Almond View.


Bankview Care Home

Thank you for the excellent level of care that my father, Frank Boyle, has received. Bankview demonstrated for us the template for a care home and how it should feel and be run. Friendly, welcoming, excellent care levels, length of time staff remain loyal to the home and above all a clear and comforting atmosphere of great leadership.

Barbara and Jan

Social Work Department

Bankview Day care is welcoming and homely, meeting a wide range of needs with well trained staff and individual care for each client.

Bankview Day Care Centre

Bankview Day Care Centre

I understand why mum loves coming to Bank view Day-care it’s a home from home and the activities offered are excellent

J Campbell

Bankview Day Care Centre

The day care centre has made a huge difference to my life. Best thing I ever done, my week was boring now I have days out and shopping trips and good company.

R Burns

Baytree Court Care Home

We can not thank you enough for all the care, support and attention the staff at Baytree Court have given Marc. The staff have always given their time and support to us on visits which has meant a great deal.

Doreen and Yvonne

Beechwood Care Home

Both mum and I were most impressed with Beechwood and we have decided that is where we would like Dad to come to. You have put both mine and mum's minds at rest knowing that Dad will be looked after.

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Susan Gibson

K Macdonald in memory of my Aunt Jean

I can't exaggerate the admiration I have for the management and staff of Craigielea. I've never experienced so much patience, coaxing, kindness and care. These people share their lives and emotions, laugh and cry and mourn for the people who entrust themselves to care.

Craigielea Care Home

J Ellis in memory of Steve

The staff talked about my best friend being an inspiration to them, despite his illness It made me change my approach with him, instead of being despondent and sad, I spoke with him the way we had always been with each other. The staff saw him as a person.

Craigielea Care Home

Shelagh Goldie

My uncle, who is a retired GP, recently visited Dad on a trip over from Canada and commented that Craigielea is one of the best places he has ever seen in his experience of elderly care units. Very homely, calm, relaxing and wonderful staff. Keep up the fantastic work you do!


Grandholm Care Home

In all my visits I have been most impressed with the Care and Attention shown by all your staff, who are professional and courteous at all times. We are always welcomed with a friendly smile which makes us feel very much part of the home and being involved

J Barber

Grandholm Care Home

Please accept my sincere congratulations for performance and efficiency of Grandholm Care Home. The home provides a very professional, caring and motivational environment with an abundance of patience and understanding. The home is a credit to your team and one of the best in Aberdeen.

I McCormack

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