When most people think of In Home Care, they likely think of elderly care. While older Americans definitely comprise a large segment of the in-home care population, you might be surprised to learn that many other families use these services as well. Special Needs Care is a type of In Home Care where the client is not necessarily a geriatric patient, but still requires assistance with day-to-day tasks.
Special Needs Care is appropriate for those with mental, emotional, or physical issues that impede their ability to function completely independently. An example might be an adult child with Down Syndrome whose parents have passed away, or a recent heart attack victim. Some of the assistance that can be provided includes help with errands, transportation, and Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) like bathing, toileting, meal preparation, and more.
Who benefits from Special Needs Care?
The first person positively affected by this kind of care is obviously the patient/client. Relief from symptoms, access to care, and the resources associated with a medical care team can all go a long way towards improving a person’s outlook and health. But the second- and third-degree effects are worth noting as well: the benefits to family and loved ones in terms of peace of mind are important, too. At Pennsylvania Agency of Nurses, we make it our mission to provide patients with compassionate, individualized, and knowledgeable care. You maintain control, we absorb the stress...and that’s an approach that will benefit everyone!
How does Pennsylvania Agency of Nurses provide Special Needs Care?
Regardless of variations in emotional, psychological, and cognitive needs, you can be assured that PAN caregivers have the appropriate credentials and experience to adjust the level of care as needed. Our Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), and caregivers can provide specialized, appropriate care to a diverse population of clients with diverse needs, above and beyond those mentioned above.
Prolonged or unexpected incapacities, illnesses, and diseases can seriously impact a person and their family. But it’s good to know that there are resources available to provide comfort and assistance that go beyond what family members can do. Special Needs Care is available for acute or chronic conditions and can be adapted to many different situations. If you have further questions, please contact us to see how PAN can help your family!