Caregiver Support and Resources

Mobility isn’t a one-size fits all solution, so it’s important to know you have options when it comes to keeping your loved one mobile. We have the tools to get you started.

Find the Best Mobility Solutions for Caregivers

Explore a wealth of caregiving resources, from mobility products for safe travel to funding assistance to creating a more accessible home for your loved one.

Caregiver Tips

Visit our caregiver article library to learn more about topics from personal health aides to accessible home modifications to self-care as a caregiver. 

Mobility Product FAQs

Learn more about mobility products – from new vehicles to preowned options to seating solutions – all game changers for loved ones with mobility challenges.

Grants and Funding

Mobility products can be expensive, but there are grants, financing and funding options that may help.

What's Right for Your Loved One?

Take our Where to Start quiz to find the best mobility solution for them and you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Caregiving

What is the role of a caregiver to a person with a disability?


The main responsibility of a caregiver is to ensure the emotional and physical well-being of the person they care for. Caregivers typically assist seniors and people with disabilities – especially those who have physical limitations or cognitive impairments that impact the ability to care for oneself. Caregivers help individuals with daily tasks that may be difficult or impossible due to physical or mental limitations. A caregiver should be timely, responsible, trustworthy, respectful, and have great listening and communication skills to best care for a person with a disability.

What are five common responsibilities of caregivers?


Caregivers can have a wide range of responsibilities depending on a person’s individual needs, but some common caregiver responsibilities include:

  1. Assisting with personal care including bathing, toileting, dressing, and eating.
  2. Providing companionship and emotional support
  3. Medication management
  4. Arranging and providing transportation
  5. Serving as an advocate during medical appointments or hospitalizations.

How to find a caregiver for disabled?


You can find a caregiver through multiple agencies, organizations, and state and federal resources. State resources can often be found by searching your state’s government website. Other organizations like local caregiving agencies or online sites like can be used to find a caregiver for disabled people. It is recommended to speak with a healthcare provider to discuss local resources and individual needs.

What disabilities qualify for a caregiver?


Multiple disabilities can qualify a person for a caregiver. Medicare may pay for caregivers if a person meets certain requirements, set out by the Medicare provider. Disabilities that may qualify a person for a caregiver include:

  • Mobility impairments like paralysis, quadriplegia, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida
  • Cognitive impairments including dementia, intellectual disability, Autism, or other impairments effecting the ability to care for oneself
  • Cancer or chronic illness
  • Aging

How do you take care of a person with disabilities?


Taking care of a person with a disability can look different for every person. The care provided should be individualized to a person’s specific needs.

Hear from Caregivers

The [Turny Evo] seat is a great addition to our family. Kennedy loves to be independent. For me and for her, it is the best thing ever! I’m so grateful companies like BraunAbility offer specialized equipment that makes such a difference.

Lindsey, from Indiana

Dealing with a vehicle and a car company seemed like a lot of extra stress that I really didn't want to have to deal with, but BraunAbility made it so easy that I have nothing but the best things to say about the company.

Adam Reininger, from California

I think anyone in a wheelchair needs to have an accessible vehicle because they're beneficial for everyone involved. I know if we didn't have [the van], we would never have left the house. The van is our freedom. It allows us to be able to leave and go anywhere.

Tricia Keierleber, from Florida

BraunAbility has an online survey community of people impacted by mobility disabilities and their caregivers. Each year, The Driving Force is surveyed to create the Drive for Inclusion Report Card, which highlights the opportunities we have to create a more accessible world for people with disabilities. You can download the Drive for Inclusion Report Card and join The Driving Force if you are a caregiver or a person with a physical disability.

Helpful Topics and Resources for Caregivers

From making your home accessible to what to consider when buying your first wheelchair, it’s easy to have more questions than answers as a caregiver. Here are a few blogs from our library that cover a number of caregiver topics.

  • Accessible Living
  • Hiring a Caregiver
  • Kids and Family
  • Accessible Equipment Information
  • Caregiver Tips, Advice, and Best Practices
  • National Resources
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Explore Caregiving Resources at Your Local Dealership


Looking for additional support? Whether you’re ready to purchase an accessible vehicle, install a home stair lift, or you’re searching for a local caregiving support group, we’re here to help. Find your local BraunAbility dealer or contact a products specialist today.

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