Approximately 1 in 44 children in the United States has some form of autism. New tools for supporting and communicating effectively with autistic people, particularly those with non-verbal autism, are popping up every day. As with many areas of life, there are apps for just about anything, including assisting in helping people with autism develop… Continue Reading Best Autism Apps on Apple and Android
Slips, trips, and falls are part of any child’s life. But they can cause serious injuries if your home isn’t properly safeguarded. Giving children room to explore and learn how to move around safely is vital for their development. Visually-impaired children will be less likely to spot hazards like sharp objects or obstacles that could… Continue Reading Improve Home Safety for Vision Impaired Family Members
Approximately 6.8% of children under the age of 18 in the United States are living with a diagnosed eye and vision condition. And 3% of whom are specifically blind or visually impaired. Parents and caregivers can sometimes struggle to find the right guidance on how to encourage children with visual impairment to become more social… Continue Reading 10 Activities for Visually Impaired Children
Many children have tons of energy and require physical activity. That means that a lot of children’s games are designed with movement in mind—but not all. Finding games that suit all levels of ability doesn’t have to mean boring, restrictive games. In fact, there are games children with limited mobility can play that provide various… Continue Reading 6 Fun Games to Play with Children Living with a Disability
Parents only want what’s best for their children. But many don’t realize what options are out there in terms of support and guidance. For example, home care for kids is not often the first thought for many parents, but it can be life-changing for the whole family. This is especially true for children with disabilities,… Continue Reading Can My Child Benefit from Pediatric Home Care?
Hot Minnesota weather means there are plenty of long summer days to enjoy, but these warmer days can also really impact the quality of life for care recipients—which can even feel unbearable at times. This is especially true for individuals living with existing health conditions. As a caregiver, it’s important to find fun ways to… Continue Reading How to Keep Home Care Cool This Summer
This Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, we’re taking a closer look at how arthritis can affect younger people. While many people associate arthritis with older ages, it can also appear in people at a much younger age. In fact, approximately 294,000 children in the United States are affected by juvenile arthritis. Juvenile arthritis has a number… Continue Reading What is Juvenile Arthritis?
Written by Dawn Sheldon, MSN, RN and Qualified Professional Your friend or a family member has recently been approved for Personal Care Assistant (PCA) services and needs a caregiver. They’ve approached you about being that person. Would you be their PCA? How does one become a PCA? This is a good question that has an… Continue Reading How to Become a PCA
As the summer heats up, it’s the perfect time of year to get out and about as a family. For families with disabled loved ones, it can sometimes feel stressful to find a spot to visit that will be suitable for a family member who requires the use of a wheelchair. Nonetheless, although there might… Continue Reading 4 Wheelchair Accessible Day Trips for the Family
There are many different types of care, each designed to fit the lifestyle and needs of home care recipients. While no two types of care are exactly the same, there are broad categories within the job title “caregiver.” So, let’s take a moment to review what live-in caregivers are, what responsibilities they have, and how… Continue Reading Do I Qualify as a Live-In Caregiver?