8 Tips for Caring for
Someone with a
1. Improve the home
Determine the specific needs of the person and how
you can install systems or ways to make his life easier
in the home. Ask him what will work for him and what
he’ll need help with on a daily basis.
2. Plan regular trips.
Visiting the park, shopping at the mall, or simply
taking a trip to the book store can help the
disabled person get outside of the house and
enjoy the fresh air.
3. Find a pet.
If he’s interested, find a pet for him. Dogs, cats,
and even little gerbils can be great companions
to anyone. They bring life and joy into any home.
4. Create new hobbies.
Ask the person you’re caring for if he’s interested
in taking art, music, or cooking classes or
developing new hobbies. Hobbies make a
person feel productive and important.
5. Find ways to help others.
Find ways for the disabled person to contribute to
others. Writing thank-you notes, talking to
someone lonely, or baking cookies for a friend
are service activities that will help him build self-
confidence and find joy in life.
6. Visit with a social worker.
Book an appointment with a social worker at
least once a month. This will give the person
you’re caring for a chance to talk to someone
about his mental and physical wellbeing.
7. Always be positive.
Remember that positivity goes a long way. Help
him see that he has the power to make his life
great and meaningful. Discuss what you’re both
grateful for on a daily basis.
8. Offer constant support.
Sometimes just being there is enough. An
encouraging smile, a gentle touch on the arm, or
a shoulder to cry on are all ways to offer support
to someone who needs a friend.
Talk to a Social Security
Disability Attorney Today
If you have a child or spouse who’s disabled, he
or she may qualify for Social Security disability
A Social Security disability attorney can help you
better understand the application process and
can get you the benefits you deserve if your
claim has been denied.
You can contact us today by calling 800-404-
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