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Serious injuries may require long-term care

On Behalf of | Feb 16, 2021 | Firm News |

Victims of car accidents in New Jersey may face a lifetime of difficulty if they suffer serious injuries. Often, the life-altering outcome of their sudden disability can produce ongoing challenges that affect their independence and quality of life.

Long-term care resources can provide victims of serious injuries with needed services to alleviate some of the strain of their injuries.

Life-changing injuries

Even at slow to moderate speeds, the impact of vehicles colliding can cause detrimental damage. According to the State of New Jersey, Department of Law and Public Safety, 59 people have already died in New Jersey in 2021 because of injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions. Serious injuries can include the following:

  • Injuries to the lower extremities including fractures and paralysis
  • Severe mental illness including PTSD and debilitating anxiety
  • Injuries to the neck, back or head including whiplash and cognitive trauma

Options for long-term care

Long-term care facilities can provide assistance with daily living including personal hygiene needs, medical treatments and transportation services. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institute on Aging, long-term care also encompasses home health services. This option is ideal for families who wish to remain the primary caretaker of their injured loved one but need assistance and support at the same time.

Families should work closely with medical providers to determine the best course of action for facilitating their loved ones’ recovery. After assessing to what extent an injured person will recover, families can make an informed and confident decision about what to do to give their loved one the highest quality of life.