Living with a disability is certainly not uncommon here in the United States, as well as in many other places all around the world. By the time that children reach a school age, it is estimated that nearly five and a half have been diagnosed with some type of disability. It is important, however, to understand that not all disabilities are the same, and that while some will only require the minimal care and assistance, others will require full care well into adulthood.
The conditions that children are diagnosed with range on a wide scale, but many share similarities. For instance, as much as one percent of the population of children in the state of Alaska alone have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, and many more have autism spectrum disorder to some extent but have not yet been officially been diagnosed. Autism spectrum disorder is just that – a spectrum. Some children who are diagnosed with it will go on to lead independent lives, but others will require full time adult day HAB once they reach adulthood and are no longer able to be cared for by their parents.
And disability often develops in adulthood, especially as a person reaches elderly age – at and over the age of sixty five. Once you reach your elderly years, you are likely not to be in as great of health as you once were, particularly if you are dealing with some chronic conditions as well (as up to seventy percent of the elderly do). But giving up your independence can be incredibly difficult, and it is not an easy thing to make the decision to move into an assisted living facility.
But living alone at home can also pose a number of dangers. In fact, recorded falls among the population of seniors here in the United States are sky high, with one senior being seen in the emergency room for every eleven seconds that passes by. And for the vast majority of falls, home is the place where they are most likely to occur (up to fifty percent of them, a considerable number by any means). And this is becoming a more and more prevalent concern not only here in the United States but in many other places all throughout the world as the elderly population continues to grow.
After said elderly population exceeds being twenty percent of the total population of the United States by the time that we reach the year of 2030, now in the not so distant future, the risk of elderly injury is also going to rise. But for many, moving into a place such as an assisted living facility is simply something that they are not ready to consider – or might never be ready for, though this will, of course, vary from individual to individual and circumstance to circumstance.
Home health aides such as through programs like adult day HAB can be helpful, and adult day HAB and like personal care services can make a considerable different in the lives of those who are in need of them. Adult day HAB services can be provided not only for those who have reached old age and are suffering the physical and sometimes even the cognitive affects of such, but those who are otherwise disabled as well. Adult day HAB services can cover a variety of adult day HAB needs, from bathing to feeding to simply helping to get up and around the home.
Adult day HAB services might also become essential for veterans, especially those who have sustained life threatening and disabling injuries. Recovering from such injuries might take a very long time – and might never leave said veteran back to their old physical condition. It is important to understand that adult day HAB services can provide the little bit of extra help that they are in need of while still providing them with some level of very essential independence in their lives.
Adult care services are highly important, there is simply just no doubt about it. Services like those can provide the care that is needed but independence as well.