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How to Support Adults with Specialized Needs

Adult male with autism holding an orange race car toy

Did you know, over 40% of Joshin members receiving care are adults with specialized needs? Joshin caregivers are ready to support adults just as much as they’re ready to provide care to children. 

If you’re unsure of all of the ways Joshin can benefit both adults with specialized care needs and your family, keep reading!  Whether it’s your adult son with autism, your spouse with an injury, or your mother with limited mobility, our network of experienced caregivers can help you and your loved one live your happiest and healthiest life.

Basic Care Needs

If you have a loved one that requires assistance with basic care tasks, Joshin caregivers have vast experience to do so. These tasks include bathing/hygiene, dressing, health monitoring, medication management, mobility assistance, and much more! Caregivers can help with just about anything that needs to be done daily. You can schedule a caregiver to come every day, solely in the mornings, all day, or anytime you or your loved one needs support!

Independent Living

While some adults with specialized needs move in with their family (or continue living with them), others may decide they want to lead a more independent life – think daughter with Down syndrome, brother with a brain injury, or aging father. If they do choose to live on their own, caregivers can help make that a safe option. Families can schedule a caregiver to come twice a week, for a few hours each day, or offer a rent free place to live in exchange for 24/7 care. Joshin caregivers can assist with grocery shopping, meal-prep, laundry, light-housekeeping and bill pay, and much more to make independent living possible.

Companionship

If an adult with special needs lives alone or is alone most of the day while their family is working, caregivers can provide a sense of companionship, emotional support, and socialization opportunities. This can be beneficial for the individual because it offers them an opportunity to gain a friend, socialize and be active. Caregivers can not only make sure their basic needs are taken care of, but they can also be in good company by chatting, playing games, or taking them to do their favorite activities out of the house. Emotional care can be just as important as physical care.

Transportation

Not having access to transportation can lead to feelings of isolation which negatively impacts an individual’s health and well-being. Most caregivers are able to offer transportation to those who are not able to drive. This makes it much easier for an adult with specialized care needs to get to the places like, medical appointments, grocery stores, visits with family and friends, or social events. To find a Joshin caregiver who is able to provide transportation, look for the car symbol in their bio.

Provide Respite Care

Being the primary caregiver for a family member can become emotionally and/or physically exhausting, especially when you have other obligations on top of that. Respite care is beneficial because it provides some temporary relief for primary caregivers, allowing them to refresh and avoid caregiver burnout. The relationship between the caregiver and the adult with specialized needs may also improve because respite care can diminish any tension that has built up. Joshin caregivers are happy to step in and support your loved one for an hour, or even weekly, to give you a much-needed break!

Take Away

You don’t have to do everything alone. Joshin caregivers are available and ready to help make you and your loved one’s life easier, happier, and healthier.

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