What is Disability Care?

For many individuals living with a disability, one-to-one care provided by a professional carer allows them to continue living happily and independently in their own homes. A person living with disabilities may face many unique challenges in their everyday environment. Professional disability care can provide the practical care and support necessary to help them enjoy greater freedom and control over their lives.

Many home environments are not well suited for people living with disabilities. Door handles, bathtubs, and many other everyday items are not always created with accessibility in mind. Disability care at home can help support you to complete everyday tasks like meal preparation and housekeeping while offering friendship and emotional support as, and if, you need it.

Every health, mental or physical impairment will require a unique approach to care. The disability care provided by The Good Care Group is completely flexible and can be tailored to meet your own exact care needs.

Contact our friendly team to discuss how highly-personalised, live-in care can help you continue living independently in the familiarity of your own home.

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What is a disability?

A disability, whether physical or mental, is any substantial impairment that impacts your ability to carry out the tasks required of everyday living. Some impairments are the result of complex medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s while others like visual impairments may be the result of the natural ageing process.

Despite the challenge brought on by a disability, with the right disability care and support you can continue to thrive and live with dignity in the comforts of your own home.

What is disability home care?

Disability care is when a professional carer visits your home to provide one-to-one, dedicated support. These visits may be hourly or daily through domiciliary care or the carer may move directly into your home to provide round-the-clock live-in care. 

A professional carer can provide a wide range of services including:

  • Discreet and sensitive personal care
  • Housekeeping duties
  • Meal preparation and planning
  • Help with mobility such as lifting or transferring
  • Trips and visits to your local community
  • Caring for your pets
  • Facilitating social visits

Moving into a care home at any stage in life can be a distressing experience, but this is especially so for people living with disabilities. Staying at home and receiving dedicated and compassionate care can not only improve the quality of life for people with disabilities but their health outcomes as well. 

Types of care available

If you have decided to seek extra support in the form of disability care, know that there are many options available.

Visiting or domiciliary care is when a professional carer visits your home for an hourly or daily visit to provide you with care. Although visiting care is a good option for people with minimal care requirements, individuals with substantial care needs or complex medical conditions may need increasing levels of support that visiting care simply cannot provide.

The safest and most convenient solution for receiving disability care at home is through high-quality live-in care. Receiving dedicated, one-to-one support at home from a full-time live-in carer has far-reaching benefits not only for your quality of life but for your overall health and well-being.

Our health and well-being-focused care is designed to improve the health outcomes of our clients by reducing hospital admissions, falls in the home, behaviours that challenge, and health conditions like urinary tract infections and chest infections. At the same time, with the help of the latest care technology and a holistic approach to care, we strive to improve our client’s nutrition and hydration, medication management, and overall independence and enjoyment in life.

With round-the-clock live-in care, you always have a compassionate and professional hand close by to help you with everyday tasks. This allows for a consistency and continuity of care that cannot be provided through infrequent care visits. Live-in care is completely flexible and can be tailored to address your unique needs, ensuring you are completely supported to continue to live your life the way you wish.

While live-in care provides practical help with everyday tasks, it also does so much more. With live-in care, you and your professional carer have time to get to know each other and enjoy activities together. Whether it’s a listening ear over a cup of tea or a walk in the garden together, live-in care provides companionship and friendship when you need it most. This level of emotional support is difficult to achieve through visiting care since your carer will have to focus on practical tasks related to your care during their short visits.

If you require specialist support for a complex medical condition, nurse-led care at home is also available to provide help with conditions such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and dementia.

Nurse-led private carers are expertly trained to perform a number of nursing tasks such as:

  • Continence care
  • PEG feeding
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Wound management and dressing
  • Blood sugar monitoring
  • Ventilated care
  • Palliative
  • End-of-life care

Who provides disability care?

Disability care can be provided by a home care agency, residential care home, your local authority, or by a live-in care provider such as The Good Care Group. If you are living with a disability, then you may already receive a budget from your local council. This funding can be used to contribute to the costs of self-funding your own care or you may be eligible for social care funding.

Individuals can also avail themselves of the disability care provided by their local councils. The council will assess your care needs, financial assets and disability-related expenditures to determine the level of care you need. Based on the results of your financial assessment, they may ask you to help fund your own care.

Arrange for disability home care

The Good Care Group has been providing award-winning live-in care to families across England and Scotland for over 10 years. If you are living with a disability or complex medical condition such as dementia or Parkinson’s, our high-quality live-in care will provide the dedicated care you need while allowing you to thrive in your own home.

Every decision we take is designed to improve the health outcomes of our clients. Through the use of innovative care technology, and with the help of our in-house experts like Specialist Consultant Nurse, Dr Jane Pritchard, we can predict potential risks and shape our care plans accordingly.

All of our professional carers are trained well beyond the industry standard and equipped to provide quality care at home to individuals living with disabilities. Through our highly-personalised and holistic approach to disability care, we can support you in living a meaningful and enriching life in the comfort, safety, and familiarity of home.

As the only live-in care provider in England to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), you can trust that your loved ones will receive the expert care they need to help them overcome any day to day obstacles they may experience.

If you are living with a disability or could benefit from one-to-one live-in care, our friendly and experienced team is here to help you find the perfect care solution for you and your family.

Contact our advisors to arrange for disability care for you or your loved ones. 

Talk to us about your care needs

To talk about your care needs, contact one of our friendly advisors. Calls from landlines are free.

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