What if we told you that 25% of senior Americans ages 65 – 74 live with a disability? That’s a lot of seniors facing a unique set of challenges that many aging adults may not have to manage.
We understand that it can sometimes be overwhelming to care for a senior with a disability, and so we at Home Care Assistance want to offer you home care options that can be helpful for the entire family.
First, learning about the different types of disabilities seniors most commonly deal with below can be helpful to determine what home care services they may need.
Types of Disabilities
Physical: Seniors most commonly deal with disabilities that involve mobility limitations. As a result, home care options become increasingly important.
Mental: Mental disabilities can affect seniors’ behaviors, emotional state, and overall thinking.
Sensory: Hearing loss and blindness are examples of senses affected by sensory disabilities.
Intellectual: Intellectual disabilities can affect seniors’ abilities to learn, communicate, or retain information.
Home Care Options
Next, learn about the home care services that may be best for disabled seniors. We can break these down into two different categories: basic needs and advanced needs.
Basic needs are comprised of everyday tasks that become harder for disabled seniors to accomplish. Some examples include getting groceries, cleaning the house, cooking meals, bathing, taking medications, or getting to doctor’s appointments.
Advanced needs are a little more intricate and are reserved for seniors additionally suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia and Parkinson’s Disease, or who need specific programs like stroke aftercare, hospice services, or recovery options after a hospital stay.
Regardless of if your senior needs basic or advanced needs (or both!), Home Care Assistance is here and ready to help. Not just your senior – The whole family, too! By being flexible and offering service by the hour or 24-7, the whole family can rest assured your senior is in good care.
You can call Home Care Assistance to discuss your seniors needs and develop a customized care plan today!