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Caring for Disabled Seniors: How Home Care Can Help

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For senior Americans, ages 65 – 74, facing the struggle of living with a disability is a reality that 25% of seniors experience.

Living as a senior with a disability introduces a whole new set of challenges to the aging process. As a solution, Home Care Assistance wants to tell you about home care options that may be able to help your senior with a disability.

Below, take a look at the different types of disabilities many seniors struggle with daily. This will help you to identify the proper home care services that can help.

Types of Disabilities

Intellectual: Communications, learning, and retaining information can all be affected due to intellectual disabilities.

Sensory: Sensory disabilities in seniors affect the various senses, for example, blindness or loss of hearing.

Mental: Mental illnesses can cause affects in seniors’ behaviors, emotional state, or thinking.

Physical: Most commonly, seniors deal with disabilities that result in lack of mobility or complete immobility.

 Home Care Options

Learn about the home care services that can offer solutions and relief for disabled seniors. We break these needs down to two categories: Basic and advanced.

Basic NeedsA senior’s basic needs include having help with every day tasks like grocery shopping, housekeeping, cooking meals, bathing, taking medications, or getting to doctor’s appointments.

Advanced Needs. A senior’s advanced needs will involve more intricate services – usually specialized programs – to help with any one or more of the following: Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke aftercare, hospice services, or recovery after a hospital stay.

Regardless of if your senior will require assistance with basic needs and/or advance needs, Home Care Assistance is ready to help. We can provide home care services on an hourly basis if your senior needs flexibility, or around-the-clock.

Thinking about enrolling your disabled senior into home care services? We would love to help you develop a personalized care plan that works for the entire family! Give Home Care Assistance a call today for your consultation.