As we age, we often face new challenges that weren’t even a thought in our youth. One of those challenges is disabilities – and 25% of senior Americans ages 65 – 74 live with one. Seniors with disabilities often experience a greater struggle, and that’s why we at Home Care Assistance want to talk to you about home care options that can offer solutions.
First, let’s learn about the various disabilities many seniors struggle with every day.
Types of Disabilities
Sensory: These types of disabilities affect one’s senses, such as hearing loss or blindness.
Intellectual: Seniors with intellectual disabilities may have trouble communicating, retaining information, and learning.
Mental: Mental disabilities can result in changes in seniors’ behaviors, emotional state, and overall thinking.
Physical: The most common type of senior disabilities is physical, which causes mobility limitations. For this reason, have access to home care options becomes increasingly important.
Home Care Options
Now that we know about the different types of disabilities, we can take a look at the best home care options for your senior, whether they require assistance with their basic needs or advanced needs.
Basic needs involve receiving assistance with tasks like grocery shopping, housekeeping, cooking meals, bathing, taking medications, or getting to doctor’s appointments.
Advanced needs are typically reserved for seniors who have Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia or Parkinson’s Disease; or they need help with stroke aftercare, hospice services, or recovery after a hospital stay.
After determining what type of needs your senior has, Home Care Assistance takes it from there – We are here to help the whole family! We provide these services on an hourly basis if your senior needs flexibility, or around-the-clock. Just give us a call today for your free consultation!