How Can Sensory Changes After a TBI Can Impact Your Elderly Parent?

Are You Feeling Alone as You Care for an Elder with Cancer?
September 5, 2017
Tips for Caring for Your Parent’s Face
September 18, 2017

How Can Sensory Changes After a TBI Can Impact Your Elderly Parent?

Happy portrait of a grandmother and her grandson smiling

Many people take their senses for granted. It is simply part of your day to use your sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch. If those senses are compromised, however, it becomes clear just how important they are and how much they impact daily functioning and interaction with the world.

Elderly Care Rolling Hills CA - How Can Sensory Changes After a TBI Can Impact Your Elderly Parent?

Elderly Care Rolling Hills CA – How Can Sensory Changes After a TBI Can Impact Your Elderly Parent?

If you are a family caregiver for a senior who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, you may have noticed that they are struggling with changes to their senses. These sensory changes can not only be unpleasant for your parent, but they can actually put them at risk. Acknowledging these changes can help you to address them in a way that supports a higher quality of life and helps prevent potentially dangerous complications.

Some of the sensory changes that your elderly parent can experience after TBI include:

  • Ringing in the ears
  • Increased balance problems
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty identifying objects
  • Problems with hand-eye coordination
  • Double vision
  • Blind spots
  • Bad smell that is not related to anything in the area
  • Bitter taste
  • Challenges with sense of smell
  • Itching, tingling, or stinging sensation in the skin

These sensory changes can be extremely unpleasant for your parent, which can diminish their quality of life. Some changes, however, can be dangerous in different ways. Changes in smell and sense of taste can put your parent at increased risk of contracting a food-borne infection or illness, while balance and vision problems can increase the risk that your elderly parent will suffer a fall, making them vulnerable to other serious injuries. It is important to help your parent recognize these changes and learn to adapt to them to avoid dangerous consequences.

If your parent is struggling with particular health challenges and complications, or you feel that they would benefit from additional support and assistance, now may be the ideal time for you to consider starting elderly care for them. An elderly home care services provider can be there with your aging parent on a customized schedule to ensure that they have access to the highly personalized services that they need to support a happy, healthy, comfortable, and safe quality of life as they age in place.

These services are tailored specifically to your senior’s challenges and limitations and can include safe and reliable transportation to where they need and want to go, assistance with personal care needs such as bathing, toileting, and dressing, meal preparation, and companionship.


If you or an aging loved one are considering Elderly Care Services in Rolling Hills CA, please contact the caring staff at 1Heart Caregiver Services today.

Belina C. Nernberg
Belina C. Nernberg
Belina Calderon-Nernberg is the CEO and founder of a group of successful companies – 1Heart Caregiver Services, LA Jobs Employment Agency Inc. and Summit Medical Billing Solutions, Inc. As the CEO of 1Heart Caregiver Services, one of the fastest growing in-home care service companies in California, Belina has been responsible for the company’s increased productivity and consistent profitability for more than 12 years. Belina provided the vision, leadership, and direction that the company needed to achieve its short-term and long-term goals. As her greatest accomplishment, the company is now equipped with the expertise to expand its business operations to different States in the U.S. Belina brings with her a corporate experience of 23 years, with 13 solid years of experience as CEO of an employment agency and a senior care service company in Southern California. Belina’s principle-centered leadership and strength in her ability to combine corporate talents pave the way for the company to achieve greater heights. Belina has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines. In 2013, she was honored with the Los Angeles IMAGE AWARDS – an award given to emerging leaders in business, community service, arts and entertainment. In June 2014, she was also awarded the title of Ambassador of Goodwill by the HiFi (Historic Filipinotown) Neighborhood Council. This title is bestowed to carefully selected Filipino-Americans who are persons of integrity who have the ability “to promote, reach out, influence and mobilize public interest and support of the ideals, values, principles and programs of the Historic Filipinotown.” In December 2015, she was also the recipient of the TOPLA (The Outstanding Pilipinos in Los Angeles) Award for Leadership Excellence in Human Resources. 1Heart Caregiver Services is a certified member of CAHSAH and has been featured in Asian newspapers and other media publications all over the United States like Yahoo! News, Google, TV, radio and newspaper online due to its various accomplishments, corporate programs, and contribution to the senior care industry. Belina’s vision remains solid and strategic as the company moves forward in its goal of making a positive difference in the home care industry.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *