Vulnerable. What do you think of when you hear the word ‘Vulnerable’? Maybe a child, or someone unable to look after themselves? However the words ‘vulnerable adult’ can change this perception, as the image of a helpless child suddenly fades.
Being a vulnerable adult means a person aged 18 years or over, who is in receipt of or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, causing them to be unable to take care of themselves.
As an adult, you are given all this freedom to create your own life with only needing yourself to rely on, but to reach this age and need help in just doing day to day activities can be really hard to come to terms with.
But Nudgu understands that although you may not be able to completely rely on yourself, independence is still incredibly important for the well being of everyone. So by setting Nudgu reminders for a friend or family member who is a vulnerable adult, you allow them a sense of security whilst still giving them independence. Even though some vulnerable adults have carers to look out for them, they don’t need constant assistance, and that’s when us here at Nudgu can help you.
Neglect and abuse is sadly often associated with vulnerable adults and many experience this through people they may know, or someone they consider a ‘friend’. As awful as it is to imagine someone taking advantage like this, it’s important we make it clear to those who have experienced abuse that they need to speak out. Whether this is to a friend, carer or GP, no one should experience this alone. By showing your support to someone who has experienced abuse or neglect, they are far more likely to open up to you, as a trustful friend.
So sending a Nudgu reminder is a helpful way of showing your friend or family member that you are thinking of them. It’s tough to see someone you are close to have these limitations on their ability but that is every more of a reason to show your support.
Show your love with a Nudgu Reminder today…