Neuromuscular Disorders: Treatment and Management in Guildford & Farnham
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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 Guildford and Farnham 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 unique situation. That’s why we define personalised care plans for each individual, whatever their neuromuscular condition may be.
Speak to Guildford & Farnham Right at Home office to see if our homecare services can help you.
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Our specialist care services for neuromuscular disorders in Guildford & Farnham
Whether you’re looking for homecare for MS patients or homecare for muscular dystrophy, Right at Home Guildford and Farnham can help. When it comes to specialist homecare services for neuromuscular disorders, we can help with:
- 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 Carers in Guildford and Farnham who offer trusted support for people 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. We can also provide specialist 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. Respite care available in Guildford and Farnham also proves invaluable for family carers to take a break from supporting their loved ones.
Speak to Right at Home office in Guildford & Farnham to discuss your personal care needs.
Neuromuscular information and resources
- Neuromuscular disorders are conditions affecting the nerves which pass from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles, the muscles themselves, and the complex junction between each nerve and muscle (myasthenic conditions).
- Most neuromuscular disorders cause weakness and it can sometimes be very difficult to identify the precise cause of the problem.
- Many, but not all, neuromuscular disorders are inherited.
- For various reasons, an affected individual might have no family history of a similar condition.
- The spectrum of Neuromuscular diseases 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 website.
FAQs about our homecare for neuromuscular disorders Guildford & Farnham
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 perhaps a viral infection. However, in many cases, unknown factors can play a big part in leading to a condition.
No matter the cause, it’s vital to find ways to manage and to adjust to the various symptoms and effects. Our specialist CareGivers in Guildford and Farnham can help.
What are common symptoms of neuromuscular disorders?
We are sympathetic to the effects living with a neuromuscular condition can have 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
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 Guildford and Farnham also provide invaluable emotional support for Clients facing some challenging symptoms.
What treatments are available for neuromuscular disorders in Guildford & Farnham?
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 Guildford and Farnham 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 Guildford & Farnham
- 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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