Do you have a loved one with disabilities that make life a little more difficult for them? If so, it helps to know how you can best assist them. Adults with disabilities face unique challenges that may require some additional support from those around them. Here are some of the best things you can do to help the adults with disabilities in your life.
• Exercise patience. Sometimes, learning a new skill or performing an everyday task is more challenging for adults with disabilities. When helping your loved one grocery shop, do household chores, or perform other activities in the home and community, remember to be patient and recognize that, while the activity may be easy for you, others may find it more challenging.
• Learn about your loved one’s disability. Educating yourself on your loved one’s disability can make a big difference in how you approach caring for and assisting them. Talk to other people in the community who have experience working with adults with disabilities. Ask your loved one about their experiences or difficulties they may be dealing with. Doing so will give you a better understanding of how a person’s disability affects their everyday life.
• Help them find the resources they need. There are many different resources available to adults with disabilities that help them succeed in their lives. We offer many different resources here at Vocational Solutions of Henderson County, including vocational training that will allow your loved one to find and maintain a job that fosters independence and teaches them valuable life skills. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you assist the adults with disabilities in your life.