Motor neurone disease, often shortened to MND and sometimes known as myotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is a progressive disease. This generally means that the condition will worsen as the individual ages.
Thanks to the now-famous Ice Bucket Challenge, more people than ever before are aware of the effects of motor neurone disease. However, this does not mean that they are always ready to embrace the unique challenges of caring for a person who suffers from this condition. MND affects people in many ways, but the most debilitating effects include a loss of grip, trouble walking, failing speech, difficulty swallowing and, eventually, breathing problems.
Many young adults can live independent lives, but as the disease progresses, some will require more intensive nursing. Live in care for motor neurone disease provides these individuals with the tailored support they need to live a fulfilling life without relying purely on their friends and family for help.
Home Care for Customers with MND
Choosing to instruct the help of a live in carer is a big decision, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, we know from experience that customers with motor neurone disease are able to live a happier, more independent life when supported by one of our talented carers.
When you contact us, we’ll arrange an initial onsite visit, during which one of our senior representatives will meet with the customer (and often their immediate friends and family) to discuss their ongoing needs. Our team will then put together a personalised live in care plan and will set about finding a suitable companion; after all, as they will be spending so much time together, it’s important that the chosen carer shares common interests with the customer, and has a similar outlook on life.
Our home carers, who have valuable experience in working with customers with motor neurone disease, will be on hand to provide physical support and can help the individual with everything from cooking and cleaning to managing their daily medication. The customer’s personal care will be attended to, ensuring their wellbeing at all times. Above all, though, our live in carers for people with motor neurone disease are trained to offer friendship to those within their care. It’s this close relationship that encourages trust, which ultimately leads to a more enjoyable and fulfilling experience for both the carer and the individual.
If you’d like more information on live in care for customers with motor neurone disease, we’d love to speak to you about your requirements. Simply call us on 0800 471 4741 today.