AN SAOL is about the quality of life we should provide our sons, daughters, family and friends when they are at their most vulnerable.
However careful we are, and however slim the odds, a severe brain injury is something that can happen to anyone, and any family, at any time. One second, things are happy and normal… then, heaven forbid, the next second they are anything but.
Life can change in the blink of an eye… but quality of life should not. Some are quick to believe life will no longer be worth living after such an unfortunate event. Worse, precious little is done to help make lives more livable from that point forward!
Instead of ongoing rehabilitation, our most vulnerable are given the most basic, cost-effective forms of maintenance. They are committed to nursing homes offering minimal therapy and unimaginable loneliness… for the rest of their lives.
It’s inconceivable that we use the latest in medical technology to save someone’s life… yet ignore research and best practices to then care for them. Please help us raise awareness. One day we’ll all realise this is wrong… How about TODAY?