Supporting one's own management or care by parents / carers - Mentally challenged people
Supporting one's own management or care by parents / carers
It depends on the level of development of the patient with an intellectual disability to what extent he can take care of himself and have his own direction. At home and in institutions they receive the support of parents, informal carers and professionals. Taking care of body care, food, medication use and oral care requires training, good observation. Sometimes tools come in handy, for example a three-level stand brush for a patient who can and wants to brush, but is not able to clean all surfaces with a normal toothbrush. Make use of the expertise and experience of parents, informal caregivers and caretakers / counselors when you draw up a care plan or support plan.