Disability Home Care
Care About You provide a wide variety of home care services to help individuals with disabilities maintain their independence.
Home care support is available from just a few hours a day to complete 24 hour domiciliary care, 365 days a year. For more information about disability home care and a free needs assessment contact us today.
Types of Disabilities
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) & ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder).
Neurological conditions that effect both learning ability and behaviour. Core symptoms include hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. Although symptoms do cluster together some people are predominately hyperactive and inattentive to such a degree that it impairs on their ability to manage day to day living without some degree of Home Care.
Visual Impairment (vision loss of varying degrees).
Low Vision is the term used when people are unable to read printed material even with the aid of glasses or contact lenses. Legally Blind, indicates that a person has less than 20/200 vision even after correction with glasses or contact lenses. Totally Blind, indicates a person has no sight whatsoever.
This is indicated by the inability to hear people clearly or misunderstand what is said to those who are deaf with no capacity to hear at all.
This may be the result of a traumatic incident often as a result of an accident but may also be associated with, insufficient oxygen, following a Stroke or following an infection. Brain injury is one of the quickest growing forms of disabilities particularly in the age of 15 to 28 year olds.
This affects the way in which individuals express or process information. Learning Disabilities may also hinder the acquisition and use of speaking, listening, reasoning, writing or mathematical skills.
Other debilitating conditions that can affect one or more of the body’s systems. Some of these conditions include Immunological, Respiratory, Circulatory and Neurological systems for example:-Diabetes, Cancer, Renal Disease, HIV, AIDS related illness.
These include a wide range of issues for example, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Swings, Panic Attacks and Bipolar. Behaviours such as these continue after time. However, those with psychiatric disabilities can be stabilised with psychotherapy and/or medications but the effect on ability to function effectively without support may be difficult.
For more on these disorders visit out Psychological Support Care page or contact our team to discuss further and arrange a free needs assessment.
There are a number of factors that will determine how the disability is impacting on a person’s quality of life. These include:
- The nature of the disability
- The way the person has adapted to their disability
- The kind of support the person with the disability receives from the family
- How society responds and views the disability
- The impact on the persons mental ability to cope
Our Disability Home Care Staff
Care About You staff experienced home care co-ordinator’s who are skilled and well-practiced in assessing and planning various areas of disability care. We provide a free disability needs assessment and comprehensive care plan that works best for the client. We carefully match a Home Care Assistant to the client and their needs.
All of our Homecare Assistants at Care About You are fully qualified with a FETAC Level 5 Certificate and before they begin employment they are completely Garda vetted.
Here is a list of some of the services we offer:
- Help with getting in and out of bed
- Laundry and ironing
- Collecting medication
- Cleaning the house, cleaning windows, changing bed, carpet and floor cleaning etc.
- Attending appointments with the person
- Support in managing day to day activities