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Q&A: Who does the primary caregiving?

Caregiving After a Spinal Cord Injury
Personal Experiences with Paralysis

After a spinal cord injury, 40-45% of people rely on caregivers to manage activities of daily living such as dressing, grooming, personal hygiene and eating. Some require the help of a caregiver a few times a week, while others need full-time support.

Some people choose to hire professional caregivers, while others rely on spouses or family members for their caregiving needs. We asked 100 men and women about their caregiving arrangements after their spinal cord injuries. The videos below are the most informative answers.

 

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