21 Tips for Promoting Independence in Adults with A Disability
Do you think you can make someone more independent? The care of people in the disability field is not without its costs. Physical or emotional this can take their toll. Sometimes finding time is difficult but it certainly is worth it. Caring staff often find themselves trying to let go. Families with intellectual disability often face difficulties in dealing with adolescence despite being unaware of achieving independence. Change is scary.
Aging in Place: Growing Older at Home
12 ways to provide support for seniors while encouraging independence
What support can help me age at home?
Common concerns about aging in place
Resources to help you age in place
How much will it cost to age in place?
How to plan ahead to age in place
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Establish a trusted support network
How many hours of care do you expect?
Keep an open dialogue with your loved one
Consider alternatives to guardianship
Seek to support, not control, what people do
Let’s talk about sex
Everyone has the right to make mistakes
Use adaptive equipment throughout the house
Start slowly with daily life decisions
Give decision-making power
Encourage your community to embrace diversity
Search for meaning rather than judging someone’s behaviour
Respect and recognise multiple identities
Find a weekly activity for your loved one
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Encourage choices whenever possible
Draft an advance directive
Join mainstream community groups
Consider options for learning, employment or volunteering