Learning Disabilities Care
If your adult child has a learning disability, you are probably anxious to ensure they receive the best care. Sometimes families can feel conflicted about leaving a loved one with a new carer, and worried as to whether the carer will be able to understand and respond to their different needs.
At Managing Care, we understand all these concerns. We have a wealth of experience in working effectively with adults with learning disabilities, including:
- Down’s syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- And many other complex needs.
We are fully aware that no one knows your adult child the way you do, and we recognize that they are an important individual with their own life to live. With that in mind, all our Learning Disabilities Support is tailored in close consultation with you and your family. Right from your initial assessment, we’ll take the time to find out all about your loved one – their needs, health, habits and preferences. Then, we’ll work closely with you to structure a unique care plan to perfectly fit their life – and yours.
For example we can assist with:
- Helping your adult child to think about what they want in their life and be involved in the planning of their care if at all possible
- Liaising with any other appropriate professionals as required by you and your family
- Supervising your child’s health and safety as they undertake day to day activities
- Helping your loved one to develop and stick to boundaries and routine – for example when to wash and eat, and physically assisting with these tasks if required by your child’s condition
- Encouraging your adult child’s independence in a safe and responsible manner – for example helping them to get out and about and participate in activities or pursue any goals
- Cooking, housekeeping and general errands
- Prompting medication.