Assisting Hands home health care offices in Montgomery County MD and Fairfax County, VA include care for disabled people. If you’re a caregiver for a disabled family member, you’re probably used to doing it all. From providing help and support within the home to running errands, it can be a full-time job. It can also be exhausting. It’s important that caregivers get the break and rest needed to fully rejuvenate and recharge. However, the thought of leaving a disabled loved one can cause another kind of stress. What if they fall? What if they need assistance making a meal or getting dressed? What if they feel lonely? That’s where short-term or periodic non-medical assistance can help.
For people with a disability, non-medical homecare can be an important part of independent living. Most want to stay in their own home, but day-to-day life can be challenging. There are a number of reasons why people request care for a disabled person. Here’s a sample of some of the services offered that really help make life easier:
- Help With Mobility Issues: Assistance with day-to-day activities like dressing and undressing, bathing and toileting, etc.
- Assistance with Transportation: Driving and support running errands, going to doctor appointments, visiting friends or other excursions.
- Help With Meal Preparation: Helping a patient prepare basic meals, assistance with eating and creating grocery lists.
- Provide Companionship and Support: Listening and just being a consistent presence to a patient, playing games or reading aloud, making a fresh bed and offering overall comfort and support.
- Assistance With Everyday Activities: Help around the house including caring for plants and pets, answering the door, organizing the mail and providing light housekeeping.
- Supervision Of Home Maintenance: Assisting with supervision for HVAC work, painting, gardening or other scheduled home repairs or improvements.
Every situation is different and there are so many other circumstances where a disabled person can benefit from in-home care. Whether your needs are daily, weekly or just periodically, Assisting Hands is committed to helping you find the very best care for your loved one. Our caregivers have successfully passed extensive background checks and are insured, bonded and trained in CPR. Most of all, they’re compassionate people who are committed to providing the highest level of care. Learn more, and please contact us if you have questions. We’ll work with you to design the right care program.