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Personalized Care For Individuals With Developmental & Intellectual Differences

By Tom Carroll

‘Taking care of the Caregiver’ needs to be a priority, too

Caring for individuals with developmental and intellectual differences requires a special level of compassion, understanding and patience, which is why the majority of this type of care is provided by family members.

Developmental and intellectual differences include any condition that is due to physical, learning, language or behavioral issues. In the U.S., one out of every six children has a developmental or intellectual difference such as ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, hearing loss, vision impairment or a learning disorder. At the same time, it’s estimated that the combination of adults with these differences, along with older adult Caregivers, will merge to incur additional weight on families and their ability to provide proper care.  

At Home Helpers of Media, we understand the effort it takes to conscientiously provide support for individuals with developmental and intellectual differences. Even the most patient, loving and compassionate person needs a break sometimes. We strongly believe it’s important to provide trusted respite care for family Caregivers so they can take care of themselves. Many are working a full-time job, then come home and immediately switch into full-time caregiving mode. Everyone deserves time for themselves to relax and recharge.

Our Exceptional Caregivers have been trained to provide assistance to families who are dealing with complex care needs. Knowing your loved one is being cared for by a qualified professional provides additional peace of mind. Respite care for the family Caregiver allows that individual to refresh, recharge and sustain the care their loved one needs.

You’ll be surprised how quickly our Exceptional Caregivers are able to integrate into the family’s care plan. Time after time, I’ve seen instances where the entire family looks forward to their Home Helpers Caregiver stopping by for a visit. Parents who were hesitant to let someone look after their child while they go out soon understand how valuable that time off can be for both the child and them. Instead of feeling guilty, they feel a new sense of balance has come into their lives.  

I invite you to call us at 610-358-1110 to schedule a free consultation to see how we can tailor an in-home care plan that meets the needs of your loved one and provides you with the peace of mind you deserve. Our vision is to be the extended family when the family can’t be there by delivering the same type of care we would want for our own loved one.

Home Helpers has more than 20 years of experience. We would love the opportunity to work with you to design a plan that meets your needs and budget.