If you are a parent to a special needs child, your life is full. Having time away to reconnect with yourself and others is an important thing for every parent. But, you probably have extra concerns because your child is special needs, and you don’t want to hire just any babysitter. At the same time, you don’t want to suffer from caregiver burnout. That’s where a registry like Family Private Care becomes very valuable.
At Family Private Care, we refer caregivers to seniors, and we also work with people with special needs. Whether you need help for an hour or regular respite care each week, you can count on skilled, screened and professional caregivers who are passionate about their work.
What We Do
As your child gets older, their body will get larger and they will be more difficult to move or lift on your own. Caregivers can help with these physical challenges, and can assist with the personality difficulties that often occur. Caregivers also provide companion services so that you can go out for a break while your child is cared for and entertained. And, because all caregivers are screened for experience, credentials and references, you know that your loved one is in good hands.
Some of the other things caregivers can help with include:
Creating a safe environment
Assistance with dressing, bathing or toileting
Help with administering medication
Transportation to doctor appointments
Implementing healthy, fun and bonding activities
Helping Families Stay Together
Organizations like ours are dedicated to providing solutions for families that want their loved one to remain in the home for as long as possible. For adult children with special needs, remaining at home becomes more challenging. But, many parents are simply not ready or willing to move their child to a residential or long-term care facility, and they cannot afford the high cost of a daycare program. That’s where in-home help is extremely rewarding and beneficial. And, it can be tailored to meet the family’s individual needs and budget.
Your life is rich, full and rewarding – there’s no doubt about that – but it’s necessary to take care of yourself so that you can be the best parent possible.