Three Things Caregivers Of Persons With Disability Should Do

If you’ve recently become a caregiver to a person with a disability, it might seem a little overwhelming to support and offer the kind of responsibilities that come along with it. The responsibilities of taking care of a person with a disability can range from looking after personal hygiene, driving the person from one place to another, taking care of meals while also managing your own individual wellbeing.
We hope that these three tips will help you and make you thrive in your new job as a caregiver.

1. Gain Knowledge About The Disability

Who can digest the news of a loved one being ill or disabled well? No one! Such a news is always received with fear, worry and a lot of pain. On occasion such as this, remember that you can help yourself and your loved one facing the disability only if you are well equipped with knowledge. Researching from reliable sources about the specific disability and how to tackle it can actually relieve you of anxiety and prepare you for what might occur. Visiting local centers offering information, reading more, visiting support groups of caregivers may help you to feel more confident about the road ahead.

Know more about Ability On Wheel’s wheelchair accessible taxis and driving despite disabilities at Ability On Wheels.

2. Network with other caregivers 

Several support groups exist in different cities. The ideal thing would be to reach out to a support group that can help you to deal with your feelings of worry, anxiety, grief and can make you more in control of yourself. This will help you to address your new responsibilities in a better way. If you don’t have a support group in your area, there are a lot of support groups online that you can be part of to share your feelings.

These are people who will know exactly what you’re going through, will understand emotions that come in play while taking care of a person with disability, and will make you feel less alone.

3. Taking Care Of A Person With A Disability Doesn’t Mean You Forget Your Life!

It often happens that when we take care of an ailing or disabled family member, it’s quite easy to get consumed and forget your own life and ignore your needs in the new role.  That’s why it is very important to strive for balance in your life. This means scheduling time for yourself despite the demands of your new role. Pursue your hobby, take care of your friends, go out, whatever it takes do it to refresh yourself. Doing what you love will help you to embrace your role as a caregiver.

To help your loved one gain independence and live a free life, reach out to Ability On Wheels and help him learn how to drive. With special adapted vehicles; Ability On Wheels is the first of its kind driving school in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and has changed the lives of several people with disabilities by teaching them how to drive.

Looking for a Modified Vehicle? Know Some Things!

The needs of every specially abled person are different.  The need for a modified vehicle varies from family to family and person to person.

For some, a modified vehicle may be a means to merely reach a doctor’s appointment. For others, it is that first accessible trip across towns to travel!

So the need for an adapted vehicle could be as diverse as driving across town to making it in time to work or take that summer vacation. Whatever the purpose, there are consistent points that make a reliable vehicle: quality, customer service, and attention to detail.

Ability On Wheels offers Car Modification Services in Ahmedabad for people with special needs. However, if you are looking to purchase an already modified vehicle, certain things must be ensured.

It is an easy assumption to think that people with disabilities only need a vehicle to make it to their next medical appointment. On the contrary style, comfort, and personality are all important aspects of finding an accessible vehicle that is the perfect fit.

When purchasing an adapted vehicle, below are some must ask questions:

  • What type of modified vehicle will service my specific needs?
  • What type of modified conversions or adaptations do you provide?
  • What are the service capabilities and where is the nearest repair center?
  • What are your crash ratings?
  • How does the service staff handle complains or issues on the road?
  • Are you a certified dealer?
  • What kinds of financing options are available?

Consider your short term and long term requirements. Considerations may be navigating in and out independently, hand controls, or other features, distance to travel, etc. More than anything, a person with special needs wants to find a brand or dealer they can trust.

Ability On Wheels in Ahmedabad is a trusted Car Modification vendor and can be relied upon to carry out modifications according to the drivers individual disability.