Carers for Learning Disabilities
The term ‘learning disabilities’ refers to a wide spectrum of conditions, but generally, a person living with a learning disability may have some cognitive abilities that are different than average.
We all gain independence by learning various lessons throughout our childhood and into early adulthood, but for those with more severe learning disabilities, such as pronounced autism, there may be an increased inability to cope independently. From struggling to cook, to being unable to manage paperwork and bills at home, the problems associated with learning disorders are as wide and varied as the people who live with them.
Living with a learning disability can make it hard to integrate into society, and people may have trouble looking after themselves. If your loved one is struggling to cope alone, we would recommend contacting an agency that provides live-in carers for learning disabilities.
Learning Disability Care for Adults
Home care is a desirable option for those living with learning disabilities. Regardless of their age or the severity of their condition, they will receive the support they need on a daily basis, without having to give up any of their home comforts.
Your live-in carer should be guided by you to encourage maximum independence whilst ensuring your loved one feels safe, secure and fully comfortable with their surroundings as they enjoy a full and varied life.
Live-in carers normally quickly learn the preferences of their customers in order to provide comprehensive care that will enable them to live independently. It’s their responsibility to ensure that the individual’s physical and emotional needs are met, and naturally, this can involve carrying out a wide range of tasks. Live-in carers may assist with cooking, cleaning and laundry; they may also do the weekly grocery shop, or they may attend appointments and events with their customers.
Ultimately, it is our sincere aim that your live-in carer will become a real friend. They’ll aim to involve your loved one in as many different activities as possible to keep them engaged and ensure they are in control of their own routines. This is especially important for customers who feel more secure knowing what they have planned for the day ahead.
Find Carers for Learning Disabilities Today
Knowing how to care for someone with a learning disability can be hard, but we’re here to help. Live-in carers for learning disabilities can offer an effective and affordable way to ensure that your loved one is well looked after. As well as matching around-the-clock carers, we also offer to find short-term carers for respite, which can enable primary carers to take a little time out for themselves. You can be as flexible as you need to be.
If you think live-in learning disability care may be the right option for you or your loved one, get intouch with our care team today. Alternatively you can call us on 0330 053 5014 to discuss your individual circumstances.