It is no surprise that the aging process brings on new challenges later in life. But being a senior with a disability presents challenges on a whole other level.
Did you know?
25% of senior Americans ages 65 – 74 live with a disability. Home Care Assistance wants to tell you about home care solutions that may be good options to help your senior with a disability.
It first helps to learn about the various types of disabilities many seniors face daily.
Types of Disabilities
Physical: The most common type of disability seniors deal with involve limits on their mobility. That means that home care options become increasingly important.
Intellectual: Intellectual disabilities affect seniors’ abilities to communicate, learn, and retain information.
Sensory: Sensory disabilities affect seniors’ senses, such as hearing loss or blindness.
Mental: Seniors with mental illnesses and disabilities may experience changes in their behavior, emotional state, and overall thinking.
Home Care Options
Although it can be difficult to watch your senior struggle with a disability, there are home care options that can help them thrive and live their best life. We can break these options down into two different categories: basic needs and advanced needs.
Tasks like grocery shopping, housekeeping, cooking meals, bathing, taking medications, and transportation to doctor’s appointments all fall under assistance with basic needs.
If your senior requires advanced needs, that might mean assistance with any one of the following: Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke aftercare, hospice services, or recovery after a hospital stay.
Depending on your senior, they may require basic needs, advanced needs, or both. Regardless, Home Care Assistance is here to help your senior and the entire family. We offer flexibility by providing these services on an hourly basis that fits your senior’s schedule, or around-the-clock.
If you’re ready to discuss a customized care plan that’s right for your senior, please call Home Care Assistance to schedule your consultation.