Supporting Individuals with Disabilities
Individuals with multiple conditions or disabilities are unable to do certain things by themselves. They largely depend on help from the caregiver organizations, family members, close relatives, and the community at large in addressing some of their needs. Additionally, disabled people can receive help from any individual who may find it good and ethical to support them in their day-to-day activities. In this essay, I will discuss my contribution and support as a health and social care provider to the disabled or persons with multiple conditions.There are a thousand ways in which an individual can support physically challenged individuals. However, an individual is limited to offer assistance based on his or her capacity. Personally, I can support people with multiple conditions by assisting them in doing some of the house chores, such as cooking, laundry, and cleaning. Secondly, I can offer personal care through the provision of postoperative care as well as administering medication. Thirdly, I can pay home visits and carry out risk assessments to determine the essential care plans suitable for them. I can also support the disabled persons by making sure all their physical and emotional needs are sufficiently addressed. Finally, I can help people with disabilities by training them how to use supportive equipment meant for helping them to cope with their situations. For example, I can train them how to use wheelchairs, walking crutches, hearing, and visual aids.
Disabilities and multiple conditions affect individual’s physical and emotional well-being. Therefore, there is a need for them to be provided with additional encouragement and support in any activity they are undertaking. As an individual, I am empathetic, and I feel obliged to help them in meeting their emotional and physical needs where possible. In conclusion, I encourage the society to support the disabled individuals as a collective and voluntarily responsibility that should be embraced by every member of the community.