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Choosing the right disability home care services for elders

Find out what you need to look for when choosing the right disability care services for older individuals.

Choosing the right disability home care services for elders

Find out what you need to look for when choosing the right disability care services for older individuals.

When you’re taking care of an elderly loved one, you want to give them the best care possible. It can, however, be difficult to give them the hands-on care they may need, especially when you have to work a full-time job or if you have other family members to look after.

Today, you have the option of choosing disability home care services for elders with disabilities that are designed to cater to their unique requirements. These services can help you give your elderly loved ones the best care while you balance your other daily responsibilities.

When you’re taking care of an elderly loved one, you want to give them the best care possible. It can, however, be difficult to give them the hands-on care they may need, especially when you have to work a full-time job or if you have other family members to look after.

Today, you have the option of choosing disability home care services for elders with disabilities that are designed to cater to their unique requirements. These services can help you give your elderly loved ones the best care while you balance your other daily responsibilities.

What to look for in disability home care services for elders

Disability home care services are highly customised to meet the needs of the person under your care. 

When choosing the perfect home care service for an elderly loved one with disabilities, there are a few things you need to consider:

The nature of the disability

The type of disability services you choose for your loved one will depend on the nature of their disability and the extent to which it affects their daily lives. Many elderly individuals may develop certain age-related disabilities that could require more personal care, whereas others only need help to manage their medication and support with small activities.

The level of care being offered

The level of care services being offered can vary depending on the provider. When choosing the right provider for your loved one, you’ll need to look at the number and nature of services they provide.

Speak with your prospective disability care service provider to see if they offer:

  • Hospice care.
  • Around-the-clock availability.
  • Adaptive recreational activities for people with disabilities. 
  • Support groups for both the person under your care and the rest of the family.
  • Support for elderly individuals with diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer's disease.

Most service providers will have an initial consultation with you and the person under your care to understand the needs that must be met and match them with the services they offer.

The compatibility with care workers

Disability service providers offer well-trained and experienced care professionals, however, it’s also important that the person under your care gets a care worker with whom they feel safe and comfortable.

You can ensure the right fit by meeting with care workers face-to-face.

The nature of the disability

The type of disability services you choose for your loved one will depend on the nature of their disability and the extent to which it affects their daily lives. Many elderly individuals may develop certain age-related disabilities that could require more personal care, whereas others only need help to manage their medication and support with small activities.

The level of care being offered

The level of care services being offered can vary depending on the provider. When choosing the right provider for your loved one, you’ll need to look at the number and nature of services they provide.

Speak with your prospective disability care service provider to see if they offer:

  • Hospice care.
  • Around-the-clock availability.
  • Adaptive recreational activities for people with disabilities. 
  • Support groups for both the person under your care and the rest of the family.
  • Support for elderly individuals with diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer's disease.

Most service providers will have an initial consultation with you and the person under your care to understand the needs that must be met and match them with the services they offer.

The compatibility with care workers

Disability service providers offer well-trained and experienced care professionals, however, it’s also important that the person under your care gets a care worker with whom they feel safe and comfortable.

You can ensure the right fit by meeting with care workers face-to-face.

Shine Social and Communities—give your loved ones the care they deserve

Shine Social and Communities have 25 years of experience serving people with disabilities in Australia and the UK. Our goal is to enrich the lives of individuals living with disabilities through a holistic, solution-focused, and person-centred approach.

We offer supported independent living services and peer support to empower and improve the quality of life of individuals with disabilities.

Here’s what our beneficiaries say

I like the Saturday program because I get to meet new people and make new friends. I like the activities that we get to do.

Kristian L

I like it when you go on the group. It gives me something to do , I like meeting people and I like the activities.

 

Calen

I love the Saturday group and I love being with everyone.

 

Keely

Great instructor, great technique and teaching style, I feel so good after my surfing session like my mind is clear and I can do this.

Kris

Here’s what our beneficiaries say

I like the Saturday program because I get to meet new people and make new friends. I like the activities that we get to do.

Kristian L

I like it when you go on the group. It gives me something to do , I like meeting people and I like the activities.

 

Calen

I love the Saturday group and I love being with everyone.

 

Keely

Great instructor, great technique and teaching style, I feel so good after my surfing session like my mind is clear and I can do this.

Kris

FAQs

What kind of assistance can we expect from home care services?
  • Help with making meals
  • House cleaning
  • Personal care
  • Transport
  • Shopping assistance
Does peer support help elderly people with disabilities?

Yes, it does. Peer support allows elders with disabilities to connect with others in similar situations to their own. Social interactions like these can help uplift their spirits and overcome feelings of isolation.

Can an elderly person with disabilities live independently with home care services?

Yes, they can. Depending on the disability and the services they’ve chosen, elderly people with disabilities can live independently by having care workers drop by only during certain times of the day or week.

Speak to us today and learn more about disability support and disability home care services.


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