Learning Disability Care
Providing Learning Disability care at home for adults, in Milton Keynes.
In the past, residential care homes were seen as the best option for adults with learning disabilities. Luckily there are now so many more learning disability care options available, which helps these adults to live more independent and fulfilling lives.
What Is Learning Disability?
A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability due to neurological (brain) damage or genetics. It can affect how a person is able to carry out daily tasks and activities, along with how they understand the world around them and how they communicate with others. Usually, (on a scale from mild to severe), the learning disability an individual has and how it affects their life will vary greatly, from person to person.
Causes of Learning Disabilities:
- Before birth – illnesses to the mother, or genetic abnormalities
- During birth – lack of oxygen, head trauma, or being born too early
- After Birth- can be caused by accidents, illnesses, or seizures
Our approach to Learning Disability care
At Intrust care we offer at home care, for adults with learning disabilities in Milton Keynes. Our services enable you or your loved one to stay in the family home or to live independently in the community, with our ongoing support.
First and foremost, we are passionate about treating people as individuals and understand that care should be shaped around not only a person’s needs, but also their preferences. Before any care is undertaken, we perform a thorough assessment to find out which daily activities you or your loved one find most challenging, and what your main concerns are. It allows us to create a truly personalised care plan, so that you get the specialised support you need, when you need it.
With milder learning disabilities some of the services we can offer are:
- Helping to prepare meals
- Assistance with life skills
- Helping you to complete household tasks and daily activities
- Taking you to appointments, social events or accompanying you on trips out
- Assisting with personal care if necessary
- Helping you to manage your medications
- Assisting with filling in forms, managing money and applying for volunteer positions or part-time work
If your loved one has a more severe learning disability they may need 24-hour live in care, or a higher number of visits each day. We can provide this, as well as helping with mobility issues around the home, assisting with nutritional needs (including PEG feeds), helping with medications and any other complex care needs.