Almost 20% of the British population between 18 and 65 years of age is considered disabled under the Equality Act – more than 7 million people in total. The vast majority of these people were not born with a disability, and close to 80% of them acquired their disability after the age of 16.
These numbers are only expected to rise over the coming years and decades, so it is becoming even more important to make sure the younger generations are given just as much care as our disabled elders.
Continue reading to find out what Forest Healthcare can do for you or your loved one in our young, disabled care centres across the country.
Forest Healthcare centres that can offer care for young, physically disabled include:
|Hertfordshire||Elstree & Borehamwood||Forest Care Village|
|London||Islington N1||Bridgeside Lodge Care Centre|
|Norfolk||Hingham||Hassingham House Care Centre|
What is a young, physically disabled person?
This refers to an adult, over the age of 18, who has some form of physical disability. It can also include mental disabilities, speech and vision problems, which may or may not have been caused by the underlying physical disability. A young, disabled person may have been born with a disabling condition, but in most cases it is acquired later in life.
We use the term young, physically disabled person to differentiate this range of care services from what we provide to older people, over the age of 65, because we recognise that the challenges faced by younger people are much different. It can be quite an emotional time, particularly for those who are only beginning to realise what their disability means, and our staff are trained and experienced to manage these issues.
The most common categories of impairment in the UK:
- Lifting and carrying
- Manual dexterity
- Memory and concentration
- Physical co-ordination
Why would a young, person with disabilities need care services?
There are many reasons why young people need the services provided in care homes, including being unable to care for themselves enough to safely live alone in the community. This becomes an even bigger issue due to the fact that their parents are most likely still working and as such they can’t be available to provide care whenever it may be needed.
Another main concern in care services for people with disabilities is that most people simply don’t have the training, skills and experience to provide the proper care. This is particularly true when a higher level of medical care is required on a constant basis, or when access to medical equipment is necessary for treatment or possible rehabilitation.
Forest Healthcare provides all necessary services in our group homes for adults with physical disabilities. These homes may be in a centre that also serves older people, or in a specialist centre or community that is dedicated to younger people.
Contact us today and we will put you in touch with expert staff who can answer all of your questions and offer you a tour of our disabled nursing homes in London, Hertfordshire and Norfolk. If you would like to know more about the living arrangements in each particular facility, and the age groups served within, don’t hesitate to ask.