When it comes to caring for an elderly parent or a disabled loved one, there are many factors that must be considered. For some, a nursing home may be the only option, depending on the level of care required and the type of medical issues that they face. But in many instances, staying at home is the best scenario for your loved one’s emotional and physical well-being, provided all needs are met.
Disabilities can happen at any age, as a result of an illness, an injury or a genetic condition. In many cases, persons with disabilities require assistance with daily routines, such as dressing, housework, personal care and bathing, meal preparation, errands, shopping, etc.
UNDERSTANDING CAPABILITIES & CHALLENGES
There are many types of disabilities, which may be physical or cognitive including:
Mental Health illness
Autism Spectrum disorder
Ambulation or balance issues
The extent of the disability determines what type of home care will be best for your loved one. Some may require more physical care, while others simply need someone nearby to remind them of medication schedules or appointments, help them with housekeeping duties, or as a companion.
HOW HOME CARE HELPS
Home care is an excellent option for the disabled. With options like 24/7 availability, experienced personnel, and a wide range of services, Favor Home Care's incredible caregivers can make life easier and more enjoyable for both clients and their families.
We provide a wide range of services allowing family caregivers the opportunity to take time for themselves without worry. Whether you need just a few hours a week or long-term assistance, we can provide the care services that meet your family’s unique needs. This can help you to better manage work schedules and other responsibilities while reducing the pressure of caregiving. A little extra help can go a long way toward helping you and the person being cared for enjoy each other’s company more.
It is important to choose a reputable agency like Favor Home Care that can work to match the perfect caregiver to your loved one. Compatibility is such an important part of the process! Your loved one should feel safe and comfortable with their caregiver.
A young adult with disabilities may be seeking care that does not include a parent or guardian, desiring a more independent life. Or in some cases, parents who have served as their disabled child’s caregiver throughout their lives may be reaching an age when they feel less physically able to handle the daily rigors of physical and emotional care of a disabled adult.
In some situations, the adult child can live at home with the parents, with a caregiver providing any physical care needed. This allows the parents more time and flexibility to enjoy day-to-day life as well as a more relaxed relationship with their adult child.
Other disabled adults may choose to live on their own with the help of around-the-clock care or with a caregiver who comes in for specific hours of the day or certain days of the week. These caregivers should respect the client’s independence and offer the physical and emotional support needed to accomplish it while ensuring the client’s safety and well-being.