[ December 27, 2015 ]
One in five adults in the UK has a physical disability, and over a million of them live independently. Having a physical disability does not automatically mean you have to sacrifice your independence, but it’s important to understand your needs and make sure you’re receiving the right care to help you retain your independence, particularly if you choose to remain at home.
Staying in your own home can mean that some adjustments may need to be made in order for you to remain there safely. This may include installing a stair lift or hand rails, or making a bathroom more accessible with a walk-in shower. Adaptations for your house may be suggested by having an occupational therapist assessing you and your home, to see what types of equipment you might need.
You may also require care in your home, to help you with tasks that you struggle with, whereby a carer or carers will come into your home and support you with aspects such as personal hygiene, domestic chores or preparing meals. This daily support can make all the difference in helping you live comfortably at home.
Shaw Healthcare offers flexible home care to help you maintain your independence and still meet all your needs. Our packages are tailored to individuals and their needs, and can provide you with as much or as little care as necessary. Whether it’s popping in once a day to help you with housework, or coming in three times a day to provide more complex care, at Shaw we really believe in offering a supportive, friendly and reliable service that makes sure you feel comfortable and in control.