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The Special Needs Respite Care Guide: Quality Care and Your Caregiver

Here are some suggestions to effectively manage and evaluate your special needs respite caregiver. You've researched, interviewed, and hired an individual or respite care facility to provide care for your child with special needs. Congratulations! Hopefully your life has gotten a little more manageable already. But it's important to evaluate ...

Special Needs Care for Adult Children: Quality Care and Your Caregiver

Now that you’ve hired a professional caregiver, here’s how to build a sustainable relationship with them. As we noted in the first chapter, adults with disabilities access professional care in all kinds of ways and combinations. Whether a disabled person hires a professional caregiver for a few hours a day, ...

Why We Care: Sarah M., Caregiver for Pets With Special Needs

As part of our "Why We Care" series, we feature Sarah, a special-needs pet caregiver and Millennial champion of vulnerable creatures. One night this past winter, Sarah M. came home to find a package on the doorstep. “There was a shoebox on the porch, so I opened it,” Sarah says. ...

Special Needs Job Guide: How to Set Yourself Up for Success as a Special Needs Caregiver

Now that you have been hired for the position you wanted, you will want to be sure that the job will be satisfying and that your employer will be pleased with your job performance. Good communication and being a reliable, responsible and competent employee are keys to job success. Here ...

The Special Needs Child Care Guide: Quality Care and Your Special Needs Caregiver

Learning to effectively manage and evaluate your special needs caregiver after you have chosen a provider. The hard work is done. You have narrowed down your options, crunched the numbers, interviewed your candidates and settled on a child care provider. But it's important to continue to manage and evaluate the ...

Caregiver Guide for Special Needs

Diagnoses & Conditions, Common Issues & Challenges, Therapies & Resources Every person with special needs is different and has unique care concerns. The Care.com Caregiver Guide to Special Needs offers information and advice to help overcome daily challenges and understand common disorders and conditions.