Some children born with birth injuries will never overcome them. They may need caretakers in their adult lives. NBC station KARK shared the story of one mother in this situation who is taking care of her daughter with cerebral palsy.
Christina Hoskins is 35 years old, but her mental capacity still in childhood. Her mother, Maria, starts her day taking care of her after the family lost their caregiver.
Christina was initially diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which usually does not get worse over time. However, she is having trouble with her brainstem and has been losing function over time.
According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, there are more than 43 million caregivers in the United States and 85-percent of caregivers care for a relative.
Christina requires help for all of her daily activities. Maria says it’s hard and that she doesn’t get any rest until 10 PM from working a full-time job in addition to caretaking.
She recommends that family caregivers find others who are already doing it to get advice instead of figuring it out on your own.
Compensation from a birth injury case can go a long way toward improving caretaking for a child or adult with disabilities. If your child has been injured in a birth accident, call Birth Injury Lawyers for a consultation.