If your disabled loved one recently reached the age of majority in your state, they may want to live independently sometime in the future. But if your loved one's health and their ability to live by themselves concerns you, you may not know what to do for them. Your loved one can live independently with the right personal care and resources. Learn more about young adults with disabilities living independently below.
What Are Your Concerns?
If your loved one's disability limits their ability to shower or dress independently, you may not think it's wise to leave them at home alone. You may worry about your loved one's physical health and personal hygiene. Although your concerns are valid, you may not need to worry too much about your loved one's personal care. Your loved one may actually benefit from living independently at home.
The transition from child to young adulthood may be difficult for some disabled people. However, with the right encouragement and training, young adults with disabilities can learn how to manage their finances, shop for groceries, and transition from home to work or school.
The individuals receive the training and assistance they need to live independently from assisted living and personal home care providers.
Who Should You Contact for Help?
You want to contact or reach out to an assisted living and personal home care provider as soon as you possibly can. Many independent living providers assist or train disabled young people on how to manage their own personal care needs at home. Providers may train or work with young people in their homes, or providers may pick up individuals from their homes and transport them to a safe training facility in the community.
If your loved one prefers to receive their personal care assistance and training at home, a provider will create a schedule for them. Your loved one's schedule may contain a variety of personal care activities, such as financial management and food shopping.
Your loved one may learn how to purchase many of the things they need online. If your loved one struggles to use a computer or smart device, a provider can teach them how to do so. Some providers even offer computer training classes to their clients.
You can also discuss other things that may benefit your loved one's transition into adulthood, including participating in personal care workshops.
Find the assistance your disabled young adult needs by contacting a provider today.