What Is Disability Care?
Disability Care at home enables people living with disabilities to live as independently and with as much dignity as possible. Everyone living with disabilities is an individual, so it is vital that care is individualised too and a ‘one size fits all’ approach is never considered.
Care for someone living with disabilities can be carried out at home, in a residential home or in supported living, by qualified, experienced and compassionate carers, such as those who work for Helping Hands. At Helping Hands we’ve been supporting people living with disabilities to receive care in their own homes for over 30 years, so we really are the homecare experts.
Our home carers are amongst the most knowledgeable and compassionate in the industry and they frequently go the extra mile to ensure our customers are happy and living their lives to the fullest.
What Is Disability Home Care?
Receiving care at home when you’re living with a disability can be preferable to living in a care home away from family and friends, however everyone’s circumstances are going to be different and what’s suitable for one person may not suit another. When you’re living with a disability that limits your independence, receiving care at home can ensure that the tasks you want to undertake are within your reach, as your carers will provide the extra help needed. This can mean the difference when it comes to regaining your independence and living the way you want to.
Disability care from Helping Hands can either be on a visiting basis, where your carer comes to you at set times and for pre-arranged durations, or you can have a carer live-in your home with you. Visiting care means your carer will not be with you all the time, but perhaps you have someone living with you who does the majority of your care. Visits can be from 30 minutes and up to as long as you require, so our support packages have the flexibility to mould around your requirements to help with anything from everyday tasks like housework and bathing, to assist with complex care needs.
If you would like constant companionship as well as the same high standards of care delivery, you may prefer to have one of our carers living in your home with you. Live-in care is a great alternative if you live alone and would otherwise not be able to remain in the home you love, and both types of care are personalised to your circumstances and as flexible as you need them to be.
Who Is Disability Care Suitable For?
Whether you are living with physical disabilities or mental impairment, disability care is suitable for long-term support or short-term respite care. You may already have a regular carer who is due to take a break for a while, or perhaps they have received news from home or a diagnosis that means they need to leave quickly.
Whatever the circumstances, disability care can be suitable for someone who wants to remain in their or a loved-one’s home but needs additional support to be able to live their best life. Disability care can also support you to attend University, go to work or attend activities in the community, ensuring that you get to make the choices you want and achieve the quality of life you deserve.
What Are the Benefits of Disability Care?
Receiving care so that you are able to live your life as independently as possible is highly beneficial to both your physical and emotional wellbeing. We all like to feel that we have control over our own lives and the choices that we make, and if that is prevented it can have a detrimental effect on our health.
Having care at home from Helping Hands will enable you to remain in the place that means the most to you, surrounded by precious memories and mementoes. You may love your garden or enjoy sitting in your conservatory listening to the radio, whatever you enjoy doing is what our carers can support you to do on a daily basis.
Disability Care from Helping Hands
Our compassionate and empathetic carers can be with you for as many visits throughout the day as you need or be resident in your home, so that care and companionship are always on hand. We have been supporting people to live as independently as possible within their own home since 1989, so we really are experts in what we do.
Not just anyone gets to be a Helping Hands carer; we select only the most compassionate people who we know share our ethos of providing the highest quality care possible. We train our carers rigorously and offer opportunities for development so that we can be sure their skills will be regularly updated. We’re also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, reinforcing our commitment to always upholding the highest standards of care possible.
What Do Our Disability Carers Do?
Our carers can support you to live the life you want to in the place you love the most. They can assist you with personal care: helping you in the bathroom, toilet and with dressing, mobility support, manual handling and hoisting, meal preparation and feeding, housework and laundry, administering your medication and much more.
They can also support you to do the things you enjoy outside of the house, whether that be studying, enjoying nature, going to a day centre or meeting friends. Your care package will be accompanied by an individualised and fully flexible support plan, meaning that if your needs change, so will your care.
Arrange Disability Care Today
Contact us today to discover how we could be supporting you or a loved one living with a disability. Our friendly customer care specialists are available seven days a week to advise you, or alternatively, contact us via our website and we’ll be happy to call you back.
Page reviewed by Jackie Geary, Regional Clinical Lead on March 25, 2021