Having someone in the family diagnosed with a chronic illness or who has a long-term disability might be challenging, not only emotionally, but physically as well. As much as you would want to take care of them, you also have a life to live, especially if you have a family of your own.
The first few months after bringing them home from the hospital might be the perfect time for everyone to adjust to the situation. There are adult care providers, such as Revere Health in Lehi, that can assist them in a home setting. Here are the basic things you need to know about adult or disability care.
This is a service that offers a wide range of personal care for adults between 18–64 years old, who are coping with any kind of disability, illness, or injury. It helps them deal with the daily activities they need to accomplish, depending on the specific challenges they face.
They can also be from someone with a learning or mental disability. Senior care and adult care have a lot of similarities, and the only way to differentiate them is by looking at the approach of the caregiver to each service performed.
Adult care entails some non-medical support and care services such as:
1. Mobility and transfer support (e.g., pushing wheelchairs, transferring from wheelchairs to beds, etc.)
2. Grooming and Dressing
3. Bathroom and Hygiene Support (assistance with baths and washing)
4. Meal preparation assistance
5. Doing errands, and groceries
Monitoring and support outside the home
A majority of home care providers specialize in senior care services, but if you let them know of any specific situation (such as caring for an 18-year-old cancer patient) that needs adult care, they can always make the necessary adjustments to the service.
The point here is that you’re getting the best care there is for your loved one. Nothing is more important than the care and support they will need during this challenging time.