In-Home Care for Special Needs
and Autistic Individuals
Here at Orchard Living View, we provide expert in-home care to support people with autism and special needs. We realize and understand these individuals have unique care requirements and take great pride in tailoring care plans that meet their individual needs in the best way possible. Combining professional home care with loving family support is a great way to help these individuals develop and manage daily activities.
Our caregivers at Orchard Living View make the daily management of special needs individuals easier by creating a safe home environment, establishing routines, and encouraging learning opportunities to name a few solutions.
Providing in-home care is a great way to help autistic and special needs family members connect with outsiders in a safe and comfortable environment.
Some of the ways we help manage autism and special needs include:
- Socialization and communication
- Expanding sensory experiences
- Providing familial support
- Teaching life skills
How We Care for Those with
Autism and Special Needs
Socialization and Communication
Our caregivers help people with special needs improve socialization and communication skills by using fun activities. Interacting with people outside their families while still being safe at home can be greatly beneficial for people with autism and special needs. By using games as a medium, Caregivers can break down challenges people may have in sharing their thoughts and connecting with others. Our team at Orchard Living View also uses positive reinforcement to reward good behavior, such as awarding them with stickers or special activities. Praising specific behaviors and learning efforts can go a long way in helping people with autism or special needs.
Expanding Sensory Experiences
Experiencing new stimuli can be scary for people with special needs, especially when it takes place in an unfamiliar environment. By working with our caregivers, we make it possible for people to have these beneficial experiences at home where they feel safe and secure. Our team shows autistic individuals new colors, noise levels, and textures to help expand their senses and learn which stimuli elicit positive and negative behaviors. Understanding what affects autistic people can help prevent difficult situations and create more positive experiences in the future.
Assisting with Medications
People with special needs may need assistance in managing medications as their disease progresses. With multiple prescriptions, it can be difficult to keep track of the various medications that need to be taken on a regular basis. Thankfully, our Caregivers are highly experienced in this area and help remind patients to take their medication at the right time.
Providing Familial Support
Getting some assistance can provide valuable peace of mind, as caring for people with special needs can become overwhelming. Our caregivers understand how to step in and give family members a break from the stresses of managing daily tasks. We work with families to design individual personal care plans that meet their specific needs and reduce worries they may have about effectively caring for their loved ones.
Teaching Life Skills
Creating consistency with special needs individuals is a great way to reinforce learning and teach them new skills. Our caregivers work with individuals to create highly structured schedules for mealtimes, education, therapy, and sleep. Autistic individuals crave consistency and do best in a structured environment. We use this approach to expand learning opportunities and teach activities such as doing laundry, preparing meals, and getting dressed.
About Orchard Living View
Orchard Living View is a non-medical home care agency assisting seniors age in their own homes. Orchard Living View hires caregivers who are truly passionate about nurturing others, and who feel that caregiving is more than just a job. We work with clients that have chronic illness, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Our agency is trusted by doctors and hospitals throughout Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland County to provide caregivers that help clients adapt to their changing needs as they evolve.