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Neuromuscular Disorders: Treatment and Management in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley

Highly-personalised care from a dedicated, professional and consistent team from Right at Home East Lancashire and Ribble Valley.

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

The types of neuromuscular disorders that our CareGivers in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley 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 our East Lancashire Right at Home office to see if our homecare services can help you.

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"All the staff have been amazing, kind and patient with Mum, going above and beyond with getting to know her and how to help her. I would not have anyone else provide her care."

Helen O | Daughter of Client

Our specialist care services for neuromuscular disorders in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley

Whether you’re looking for homecare for MS patients or homecare for muscular dystrophy, Right at Home East Lancashire and Ribble Valley can help. Our specialist homecare services include:

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

We have a team of trusted CareGivers in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley who provide support for Clients with muscle wasting conditions. We are experienced using specialist equipment that may be needed as part of an MD home care routine. Our services also incorporate specialist options for multiple sclerosis in-home care, and other common neuromuscular conditions.

Beyond physical support, we also help our Clients to access local community groups, like the 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. For family members who may need to take a break from supporting their loved ones, ask about our respite care services, available across East Lancashire and Ribble Valley.

Speak to your local Right at Home office in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley to discuss your personal care needs. 

FAQs about our homecare for neuromuscular disorders in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley

What causes neuromuscular disorders?

Many, but not all, neuromuscular disorders are inherited or caused by a gene mutation. For various reasons, an affected individual might have no family history of a similar condition.

Neuromuscular conditions may be the result of 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.

No matter the cause, the important thing is to find manageable ways to adjust to the various symptoms and effects. Our specialist CareGivers in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley can help.

What are common symptoms of neuromuscular disorders?

We know that living with a neuromuscular condition can be difficult for 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 pain
  • Muscle wastage
  • Muscular weakness
  • Muscular spasticity
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing

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 Carers in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley also provide invaluable emotional support for Clients facing some challenging symptoms.

What treatments are available for neuromuscular disorders in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley?

Progressive muscle weakness is often an unavoidable effect of neuromuscular disorders. 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 the East Lancashire area 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.

For specialist local support in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley, read more about the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals neuromuscular service.

Neuromuscular Information and Resources in East Lancashire and Ribble Valley

  • Most neuromuscular disorders cause weakness and it can sometimes be very difficult to identify the 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.

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