Family Resource Home Care Provides Quality Neurological Care for Those with Nervous System Disorders
Diseases and disorders of the nervous system can affect the function of the brain, spinal cord, and/or nerves. When something goes wrong with a part of the nervous system, the impact on a person’s mental and/or physical health can be severe. The afflicted person may have trouble moving, speaking or swallowing; and/or they may experience problems with their memory. These neurological problems can be extremely challenging for families.
Find out more about establishing quality neurological care services for your senior loved one with Family Resource Home Care
Our caregivers are trained to work with seniors with neurologic disorders but do not provide care to treat disorders or symptoms. We care for the whole person, regardless of the name of their disease or the way their symptoms present.
Types of Neurological Disorders
There are over 600 different neurological disorders with those listed below being among the most common. Some of the more common disorders include:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Complications from stroke
- Traumatic brain injury or injury to the spine
- Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body disease, Vascular and other forms of dementia*
- Parkinson’s disease
- Cerebral Palsy
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Neurological disorders are chronic and many are progressive. Despite the trajectory of these disorders, a person can live for many years with their disease. Care needs change over time, is varied and unique to each individual, and can cause a wide range of physical and mental complications including:
- Balance and physical instability
- Tremors and rigidity
- Uncontrolled movements
- Slower movements or paralysis
- Swallowing problems
- Speech problems
- Behavior and mood issues such as irritability and depression.
- Impaired memory and cognition problems
Seniors with Neurological Disorders and Their Families can Benefit from Home Care
Caring for a person with a neurological disorder can be a challenge for family members. Oftentimes the individual will require a considerable amount of assistance requiring more time and expertise than a family can provide. Experienced Family Resource caregivers can help manage the care of your loved one with a neurological disorder, maintain and even improve their quality of life, and help them stay safe and comfortable in their own home.
Compassionate in-home neurological disorder care can help patients accomplish activities of daily living (ADLs) including:
- Meal preparation and feeding
- Toilet and continence assistance
- Dressing, grooming, bathing and hygiene
- Mobility issues including walking and transferring
- Socialization and self-care
How Do We Establish Services for Someone with a Neurological Disorder?
At Family Resource Home Care, we start by listening.
We know that your loved one is much more than the sum of their medical and cognitive conditions. When you call us for a first-time appointment, we will use the time to learn all we can about your family member from their health history to current lifestyle, interests and concerns. We work with the senior to determine what goals are important to them and what needs they have. We will also talk to family members to learn more and build a complete understanding of the client.
From there, our geriatric care professionals will develop a detailed and personalized care plan, keeping in mind the client’s specific needs. The next step is to match a qualified caregiver and ensure a good fit of personality and skill. The caregiver will know and understand the care plan and follow the steps outlined. If the caregiver or senior, or family ever has any questions about the care, supervisors are available by phone 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
The Family Resource professionals work hard to make sure your loved one is pleased with their care, and adjust the care plan or caregivers as necessary.
Every Family Resource caregiver is certified, and most have their own insured vehicle to escort your loved one to appointments, shopping, and social outings. We carefully select and screen our caregivers with thorough background checks, required references, and an in-depth interview. We only work with caregivers who are genuinely nice and care about their clients.
The Family Resource Home Care team works with you to set goals – whether they are physical, mental or emotional – and then work towards accomplishing them with a customized care plan for your loved one. Click here to contact us or call 866.545.1092 now to schedule an in-home consultation about neurological disorder care services for your loved one.
* For greater detail about the care Family Resource provides for our clients with dementia type neurological disorders, please see the service page Alzheimer’s Disease and other Forms of Dementia.