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Neuromuscular Disorders: Treatment and Management from Right at Home Alton & Bordon

Highly-personalised care from a dedicated, professional and consistent team in Alton & Bordon.

Types of Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular disorders are conditions which affect the nerves that pass from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles. They also affect the muscles themselves, and the complex neuromuscular junction between each nerve and muscle (myasthenic conditions).

There are many different types of neuromuscular disorders, most of which require some level of homecare and support. Neuromuscular conditions are complex because they can affect both motor skills and cognition. 

The types of neuromuscular disorders that our CareGivers in Alton & Bordon can support include:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Spinal and Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Specialist care requirements may vary between different conditions and from person to person, based on their symptoms. That’s why we define personalised care plans for each individual, whatever their neuromuscular condition may be.

Get in touch with Alton & Bordon Right at Home office to see if our homecare services can help you.

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"The care and support my son receives is excellent. He always looks forward to his carer coming to take him out and we can relax knowing he will be taken care of. We have no hesitation recommending this company from our experience."

Pauline N | Mother of Client | Alton

Our specialist care services for neuromuscular disorders in Alton & Bordon

Whether you’re looking for homecare for MS patients or homecare for muscular dystrophy, Right at Home Alton & Bordon can help. Amongst our specialist homecare services, we offer: 

  • Safety supervision
  • Support getting dressed
  • Personal care and grooming
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry services
  • Medication reminders
  • Mental stimulation
  • Transport assistance

We have a team of highly committed CareGivers in Alton & Bordon who are able to offer support for people with muscle wasting conditions.

We are experienced using a range of specialist equipment that may be needed as part of an MD home care routine. Our services also incorporate specialist care plans for multiple sclerosis in-home care, and other common neuromuscular conditions.

Beyond physical support, we also encourage our Clients to access local community groups like MS Society and Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Alongside our specialist neuromuscular disorder care, we also offer full time, live-in care, for those who may need extra assistance. Respite care available in Alton & Bordon also proves invaluable for family carers to take a break from supporting their loved ones.

Contact Right at Home office in Alton & Bordon to discuss your personal care needs. 

FAQs about our homecare for neuromuscular disorders in Alton & Bordon

What causes neuromuscular disorders?

Many neuromuscular disorders are inherited or caused by a gene mutation. An affected individual might have no family history of a similar condition.

Neuromuscular conditions may stem from autoimmune or hormonal disorders, or even/perhaps a viral infection. But, in many cases, unknown factors can play a big part in leading to a condition. 

Whatever the cause, the important thing is it’s vital to find manageable ways to adjust to the various symptoms and effects. Our specialist CareGivers in Alton & Bordon can help.

What are common symptoms of neuromuscular disorders?

We understand that neuromuscular conditions can have a varied impact on the lives of our Clients.

Symptoms and effects of neuromuscular disorders are not always consistent.

This is why it’s important for our CareGivers to work with you to come up with an individual care plan that meets the Client’s needs.

However, some common MS symptoms and effects associated with other neuromuscular diseases can include:

  • Muscle wastage
  • Muscular weakness
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscular spasticity
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing

These symptoms can make it difficult for people with MS, or those living with muscular dystrophy to live independent lives. That’s why our homecare services focus on physical support and help with neuromuscular disorders management. Our Carers in Alton & Bordon also provide invaluable emotional support for Clients facing some challenging symptoms.

What treatments are available for neuromuscular disorders in Alton & Bordon?

For many neuromuscular disorders, progressive muscle weakness is an unavoidable symptom of the condition. In these cases, there is no specific cure. However, ongoing physical therapy can reduce (and even reverse) some of the impacts of MS, MD and other disorders.

Our team of specialist homecare providers in Alton & Bordon will define a care plan to suit your treatment regime. With input from local healthcare professionals, we support our Clients through ongoing treatment, adjusting the level of care we provide accordingly.

How can exercise improve neuromuscular connections?

For certain neuromuscular disorders, physiotherapy and exercise can play an important role in preventing muscle wastage and reducing pain. 

Our team of CareGivers can help you or your loved one with transport to appointments and physical therapy sessions.

Neuromuscular Information and Resources in Alton & Bordon

  • Most neuromuscular disorders cause weakness and it can sometimes be very difficult to identify the precise cause of the problem.
  • There is a range of Neuromuscular diseases (that) includes muscular dystrophies. In some cases these are severe and limit life expectancy, others are relatively mild.
  • For more information visit the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and the MS Society websites.
  • Alternatively, take a look at our information hub for guidance. Specifically, read our guide on How to Prepare for Homecare. This provides useful insights whether you’re seeking homecare for muscular dystrophy or specialist support for other neuromuscular disorders.
  • To find specialist local support in Alton & Bordon, take a look at MS Society’s Support Group.

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