The responsibilities of caring for a loved one with a disability is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, joys in life. Regardless, as a family caregiver, you most likely are suffering from:
- Physical strain—helping a loved one with mobility and transitions
- Emotional duress—having feelings of worry, guilt, and resentment
- Practical issues—trying to find work-life harmony and balance
Maybe it’s time to consider in-home care for the disabled adult, or more specifically, disability home care services for the whole family. Third-party services can be delivered with compassion, grace, and dignity.
What is Disability Home Care?
Disability home care provides compassionate care for disabled adults at home, offering services such as companion care, personal care, meal preparation, medication reminders, transportation, light housekeeping, and more.
With the oversight of a professional geriatric care manager, disability home care services will give your family support in the home and help you navigate the complexities that arise with special needs.
Caregivers for Disabled Adults
At LivHOME, our caregivers for disabled adults are licensed, bonded and insured for your protection. Every caregiver is overseen by a geriatric care manager, who has a credentialed background in social work, nursing, mental health, or gerontology.
Caregivers can provide special needs care, such as:
- Personal care (bathing, dressing, eating, etc.)
- Mobility assistance (transfers to bed and/or wheelchair)
- Home safety adaptations
- Companionship and social activities
- Transportation to appointments/events
- Speech and occupational therapy collaboration
- Shopping and errands
- Meal planning and preparation
- Light housekeeping and laundry
- Medication reminders
- Pet care
…and any other activities of daily living (ADLs and IADLs).
Care Planning and Support
If you are feeling overwhelmed with the challenges of caring for a disabled family member, live far away and need assistance overseeing disability home care for a loved one, or need an unbiased advocate for medical, legal, or financial issues, rest assured that LivHOME’s care management services can help.
A care manager combines their knowledge of health, psychology, family dynamics, and advocacy to ensure the highest level of care and support. We understand that caring for disabled adults living at home can be challenging and that the most effective care plans help not only the disabled individual but the entire family, as well. Your family will be included in the entire care planning process.
In-Home Disability Care vs. Care Home for Disabled Adults
In-home disability care is different from a care home for disabled adults, assisted living, or nursing homes. It provides your loved one a one-on-one caregiver in the comfort of their own home, where care can be tailored to their specific needs.
Perhaps most important of all, in-home disability care can empower and encourage your disabled loved one to remain independent in their homes for as long as possible.
It’s not easy to care for a disabled family member at home. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, a home care assessment can help you decide if LivHOME care and support are right for you.