Caring for the Disabled
Relief for the Caregiver
Providing care for a family member who has a disability can be exhausting. Each day you balance your own needs with those of a disabled person to provide the best care possible. It’s challenging. And it’s important for the caregiver and the disabled person to stay safe and healthy.
Assisting Hands can help by providing short-term or periodic help. Having someone assist in the care of the disabled person can also help you stay more positive. There are a number of services we provide that can also help reduce the stress and anxiety often felt by caregivers.
Frequency of Care.
The frequency of care depends on the individual, the family and the specific needs of the disabled person. Assisting Hands can provide support when visiting friends or family, during hospital visits or weekly shopping excursions. We can assist with mobility issues or provide companionship to keep someone occupied. Whether your needs are daily, weekly or periodically, we can help.
How Assisting Hands Helps
There are many occasions when a family will request care for a disabled person. Here’s a list of some of the services we provide. It’s not a complete list, but it will give you an idea of what types of services we provide. Give us a call and we can discuss your particular circumstances.
- Mobility issues. We can help disabled people negotiate a normal day by helping with choosing garments, dressing and undressing, bathing and toileting.
- Transportation needs. Assisting Hands can provide support while transporting someone with disabilities during shopping trips, doctor appointments or any other excursion.
- Meal preparation. We can help with basic meal preparation, helping someone to eat or creating a grocery list.
- Personal assistance. We can also provide normal, everyday help around the house. For instance, we can help care for plants and pets, answer the door, help with the preparation of grocery lists, assist in organizing the mail or provide light housekeeping.
- Assisting Hands can keep someone occupied and stimulate their brain by listening, reading to someone or listening to music.
- When maintenance is scheduled around the home, it’s nice to have someone there who can supervise the work – whether that’s painting, HVAC work, gardening or other maintenance.
- Sometimes, when someone is feeling low, or recovering from a treatment, it’s nice to have a person there who can fix a bowl of soup or make a fresh bed.
Assisting Hands Caregivers
Assisting Hands caregivers are trained to provide non-medical assistance to our clients for any number of reasons. In every case, we work hard to find the right person to come into your come and care for your family member. Our caregivers are specifically trained to provide in-home care. And our caregivers have successfully passed extensive background checks. They are also insured, bonded, and trained in CPR. Most of all, they CARE.
Give us a call. Let us help you design the right care program for your disabled loved one.