Caring for A Loved One With A Disability
According to the 2016 National Disability Statistics Compendium published by the Institute on Disability/UCED, there were over 40 million Americans with disabilities in 2016. Consequently, the 2016 percentage of the US population with disabilities was 12.8%. Other estimates in our research show even higher percentages of disabilities; but the bottom line is that disability affects a large percentage of the United States’ population.
As you may expect, disability becomes more prevalent as people age. Americans age 80+ are eight times as likely to have a disability as teens under 15. Disabilities range from vision and hearing impairment to difficulty walking, lifting or grasping.
When our friends and family members have a disability, they often need help with mobility and completing tasks at home and in the workplace. When individuals have less significant disabilities, special adjustments and technology advancements may allow the individual to lead a normal life. However, individuals with severe disabilities may require more consistent assistance.
Home care is one option that allows adults with disabilities to live and thrive in their home environment. Home care agencies such as Expicare Nursing, Inc. specialize in helping people with disabilities by providing safe, responsible daily care and assistance with physical mobility, personal care, transportation, making meals and cooking, house cleaning, laundry services, and grocery shopping.
In addition to the aforementioned activities, Expicare Nursing, Inc. staff can
- Provide home adaptation to improve safety and independence
- Accompany your loved one to medical and therapy appointments
- Liaise and work in partnership with physical, occupational and speech therapists
- Communicate with family members and friends
- Offer companionship and social stimulation
- Provide nursing care
Expicare Nursing, Inc. provides care that can range from skilled nursing services to companionship care and can be as comprehensive as live-in care or only occasionally as hourly private care. Whatever your needs are, we can work with you and your loved ones to create a solution that fits your needs.
Owned and managed by highly qualified Registered Nurses, Expicare is a recognized leader of home health care in South Florida. For over three decades, Expicare has provided unparalleled home health care to thousands of patients throughout Palm Beach County. From post-surgery assistance to compassionate care for patients and families struggling with Alzheimer’s, Expicare provides highly skilled nurses and nursing assistants to care for your parents or loved ones. For more information, contact 561-736-1422, toll-free: 855-730-9895, or visit www.expicare.com.