In the US alone, over 72% of seniors have some form of disability. When it comes to elderly in-home care, if the senior does have any physical or mental limitations, the carer must be equipped to provide the proper care. Some special needs patients may have had intellectual or physical disabilities from birth. Others could be the result of an unfortunate injury or illness, while others can be related to advanced age. Caring for a senior with special needs must be done in accordance with the doctor’s recommendations.
What do we provide?
Before we begin any care regimen, we will determine how we can best meet their needs. We do this by discussing with family members and physicians if needed to learn what has worked best for them over the years. Having consistency is critical, especially with anyone who is mentally handicapped, so we want to stick with what works and understand what doesn’t.
Physical assistance – Older adults with physical disabilities often feel excluded. We want to give each senior the chance to be as active as they can while feeling like they belong. If there are any groups, classes, or special activities the senior would like to participate in, we’re ready to take them.
Emotional support – Our carers are kind, compassionate souls who are there to offer your loved one their unconditional emotional support while being a friendly face, and fun confidant.
Help with daily tasks – This includes but isn’t limited to assistance with hygiene, toileting, grooming, bathing, eating, medication reminders, and cleaning.