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Neuromuscular Disorders: Treatment and Management in Croydon

Highly-personalised care from a dedicated, professional and consistent team in Croydon.

Types of Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular conditions 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 Croydon can support include:

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

Specialist care requirements may vary between different conditions and from person to person, based on their unique situation. Our Croydon based team can provide a personalised care plan for an individual's needs, whatever their neuromuscular condition may be. 

Speak to your local Croydon Right at Home office to see if our homecare services can help you.

Many of our Clients and their loved ones rely on our MD or MS homecare. Here’s what just one Client had to say about our service:

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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

Our specialist care services for neuromuscular disorders in Croydon

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

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

We have a team of highly committed Carers in Croydon who provide support for those with muscle wasting conditions.

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

Alongside our specialist neuromuscular disorder care, we also offer full time, live-in care, for those who may need extra assistance. For family members who may need to take a break from supporting their loved ones, ask about our  respite care services, available across Croydon.

Speak to your Croydon Right at Home office to discuss your personal care needs. 

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Neuromuscular Information and Resources in Croydon

  • Many neuromuscular disorders cause weakness and it can sometimes be very difficult to identify the precise/exact 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.

FAQs about our homecare for neuromuscular disorders in Croydon

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 a viral infection. However, in many cases, unknown factors can play a big part in leading to a condition. 

Whatever the cause, it’s vital to find manageable ways to adjust to the various symptoms and effects. Our specialist CareGivers in Croydon can help. 

What are common symptoms of neuromuscular disorders?

We know that living with a neuromuscular condition can be difficult for our Clients. Symptoms of neuromuscular disorders can vary. 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:

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

As a result of these symptoms, it’s often 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 CareGivers in Croydon also provide invaluable emotional support for Clients facing some challenging symptoms.

What treatments are available for neuromuscular disorders in Croydon?

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

Our team of specialist homecare providers in Croydon 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. 

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