Raising a child with developmental delays can bring a lot of joy and a lot of worry, especially as they get older and enter the adult world. This is especially true once you are no longer able to care for them due to your own health and age. Fortunately, there are a range of supportive services that can help you in your home or allow your adult child to live in a home of their own. The following guide can help you understand the help that is available.
Living Arrangement Options
The first decision will be where to live. There are several options, depending on your child's disabilities and the funds available to support them.
Scope of Services
There's no need to worry about what will happen to your child after you pass if you begin working with supportive services while you are still around to help. Using supportive services may be all that's necessary to give your child the gift of independent living. These services do more than simply check-in with your child. They can also:
Help your adult child find housing, both now and in the future as they themselves begin to age.
Aid your child in finding meaningful employment that matches their abilities, while also providing transportation to the job and help on the job, when necessary.
Choosing housemates for your child if they prefer to no longer live alone.
Assistance with personal finance, including making sure the bills are paid and that the bank account is balanced.
Daily living help, including cooking, cleaning, hygiene care, and health care.
Social planning, including scheduling fun days out for your child so they remain an active part of their community.
You know you won't be around forever to help your child, so take the steps now to ensure they can continue to live a happy, healthy, and productive life, even after you are gone. Contact a service like GENACTA Home Care to find out more.