What Is Disability Care?

disability carePeople with disabilities often require some level of specialized care. Each person with disabilities has different needs regarding their care, depending on the type and severity of their disabilities, and whether they are physical, mental or intellectual. To help these adults live full lives with safety, caregivers and organizations offer disability care.

What Is A Disability?

Disabilities are physical or mental impairments that have significant and/or longstanding effects on one’s ability to carry out daily living activities. Disabilities can impair activities such as moving around the house, making reasonable decisions, or may affect social relationships. Depending on the severity of the disability, even simple tasks can be difficult or impossible.

Any impairment can present challenges and without assistance, even mild disabilities can become impossible for the individual and family to manage.

However, with the right support, seniors and others with some type of disability can still live independently. The overall goal is to help people with disabilities maintain their autonomy, which can include remaining in their own homes and keeping bonds with friends and family healthy.

What Is Disability Care And What Is Involved?

Disability care covers a range of personal care services for people with disabilities. Caregivers may provide assistance to individuals with mental and emotional disabilities, physical disabilities, or chronic conditions such as ALS or paraplegia. In many cases, the care is on-going, as those with disabilities often require long-term care to maintain a full life.

The services and functions of disability care vary based on the disability of the person. For those with physical difficulties, a caregiver may help with tasks that are difficult or impossible to perform, such as transportation or personal hygiene, and other daily living chores. For those with intellectual, mental and emotional disabilities, caregivers may provide services such as monitoring and companionship.

What Services Does Disability Care Cover?

The types of services a caregiver provides depend entirely on the disability and the situation. As such, caregivers offer a wide range of non-medical care and support services for those with disabilities. Some of the services covered by disability care include:

  • Mobility and transportation
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Light housekeeping and daily chores
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Running errands
  • Monitoring and accompaniment outside the home

In addition to the variety of services, the quantity of these services is also dependent on the disability. Some people may only need periodic or part-time care, while others need 24-hour, in-home care.

Neighborly Home Care Assists People with Disabilities

Caring for an adult with a disability presents real challenges. If you have a loved one who has a disability and would benefit from disability services, Neighborly Home Care can assist with professional in-home care services.

We have been providing home health care services in Philadelphia for years. We provide disability care, senior home care, hospital recovery care and more. Our experienced, passionate caregivers can provide your loved ones with the proper care to live a full life. Contact us to learn more.

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