Homecare for Differently Abled
According to Oxford English Dictionary, ‘Differently abled’ was first proposed (in the 1980s) as an alternative to disabled, handicapped, etc. on the grounds that it gave a more positive message and so avoided discrimination towards people with disabilities. Whether it is a hospital care or home care taking care of differently able person in any age group needs extra dedication, commitment, tolerance, understanding and positive approach by the care givers.
When it comes to Home care for a Differently abled person,it usually starts with the immediate family member as a care giver, then come the Doctor, Nurses, Physiotherapists and Care takers (Trained Attenders) when the family member is unable to handle the situation and need professional help for extended duration of time period.
Extra Dedication: When an elderly person (Mrs. S) with a psychiatric history, post-radical Mastectomy, Rheumatoid arthritis crippling all the joints and severely osteoporotic is suffering with the disability, the family member should be dedicating his or her time in taking care of this person. When her Son was unable to dedicate his time fully he opted for Home Health Care where dedicated staffs comes from a reputed Home Health Care organization worked round the clock to take care of this Differently abled Lady and gave a good quality of life without any aches and pain. They were helping her in oral care, personal care, dressing, exercises, walking with a walker and keep busy and happy by giving her activity like writing, reading, playing , praying etc.
Commitment: A teenager Mr. L is an Autistic child.. His Mother gave 100% commitment in rehabilitating the child with the help of the Occupational therapist, special educators, Medical Care takers (Trained Attenders) in training the child to go to a regular school, mingling with regular children inspite having the disability.
Tolerance: 75 year old Mr. S is a Stroke Patient for past two years. He has round the clock Home Nursing care and Physiotherapy care. He was bedwetting for long time inspite of using the diapers. His dedicated Male Nurses were having so much of tolerance in taking care of this Gentle Man till they understood the problem and fixed the problem by giving right medications after discussing with the Urologist.
Understanding: Mrs. E is a 88 year old English teacher with Left sided old stroke who lives alone. She lost her husband and Daughter at the same time and was going through emotional distress. The family member tried so many Home Health care agencies but they couldn’t find the female caretaker who understand their Mother and take care. Finally they came to India Home Health Care where a dedicated team identified two female care takers who understood Mrs. E’s physical and emotional needs and taking care of her 24 hours a day without any discomfort.
Positive Approach: A 50 year old Male with Aphasia (loss of speech after Stroke) and a alcoholic is leading a normal life due to the positive/optimistic approach to the problem by the family member, speech therapists and alcohol rehab professionals.
In conclusion if the caregiver shows above 5 qualities then the differently able person can enjoy the quality of life. He or She can avail the privilege offered by our government by visiting the national portal of India website. Also they can visit outdoors wherever it is a wheelchair friendly atmosphere thereby having a fulfilled life.
- gov.in-National portal of India