8 Tips for Caring for
Someone with a
Disability
1. Improve the home
environment.
 Determine the specific needs of the person and how
you can install systems or ways to m...
2. Plan regular trips.
 Visiting the park, shopping at the mall, or simply
taking a trip to the book store can help the
d...
3. Find a pet.
 If he’s interested, find a pet for him. Dogs, cats,
and even little gerbils can be great companions
to an...
4. Create new hobbies.
 Ask the person you’re caring for if he’s interested
in taking art, music, or cooking classes or
d...
5. Find ways to help others.
 Find ways for the disabled person to contribute to
others. Writing thank-you notes, talking...
6. Visit with a social worker.
 Book an appointment with a social worker at
least once a month. This will give the person...
7. Always be positive.
 Remember that positivity goes a long way. Help
him see that he has the power to make his life
gre...
8. Offer constant support.
 Sometimes just being there is enough. An
encouraging smile, a gentle touch on the arm, or
a s...
Talk to a Social Security
Disability Attorney Today
 If you have a child or spouse who’s disabled, he
or she may qualify ...
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8 Tips for Caring for Someone with a Disability

  1. 1. 8 Tips for Caring for Someone with a Disability
  2. 2. 1. Improve the home environment.  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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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 benefits.  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- 9000 or by visiting craigswapp.com.

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