Mental Health

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services provide everyday assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities. Those with additional special healthcare needs, like pain or chronic illness, may find the services especially beneficial. MH services can also be helpful for caregivers and families who may have questions about optimizing their loved one’s care regimen. God’s Heart offers a wide variety of services:

  • Bathing
  • Toileting
  • Transfer
  • Ambulation
  • Skin Care
  • Grooming
  • Therapy Extension
  • Exercise Extension
  • Meal Preparation and Feeding
  • Customized services available on a case-by-case basis

Why Do MH Services Matter?

Patient Quality of Life

First and foremost, Mental Health services help increase the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities. Services like meal preparation, transportation, and bathing can all provide stability and optimal health for patients while increasing peace of mind for families and caregivers. MH services can also play an important role in a patient’s mental health. MH services from an experienced caregiver can provide emotional support and social interaction, which are both especially important for special needs adults who may no longer be attending school.

Additionally, adults with developmental disabilities can benefit greatly from the structure put in place by in-home care. Home care providers often develop close, supportive relationships with their patients, offering support and encouragement during daily activities and helping the patient develop vital social skills.

Caregiver Peace of Mind

As the family member or caretaker of an individual with a developmental disability, you want the best for your loved one. In fact, many individuals with developmental disabilities live at home with their families, depending on loved ones to fill essential caretaker roles. When a family member acts as an individual’s main care provider, it can leave little room for the caretaker’s own goals and livelihood. That can lead to burnout and depression. For that reason, professional in-home care is a great tool to provide respite to family members who double as caretakers.

In-home care is also a good option for older adults who may be caring for their adult children. The truth is, many adults care for their special needs children well into their golden years, which can lead to anxiety about care after the parent is gone. For that reason, it’s a good idea to get an adult with developmental disabilities accustomed to in-home care long before the caretaker parents worry about their own aging or chronic illness.

Who Is Eligible for MH Services?

Mental Health services can be customized to suit a host of patient needs. Mental Health services can improve the quality of life of individuals with a variety of developmental disabilities:

  • Down syndrome
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Anxiety and mood disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Visual or hearing impairment
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Head injuries
  • Epilepsy
  • Learning disabilities

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