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Home Care for ALS & Lou Gehrig’s Disease in Santa Monica

Affordable Home Care Services for Disabled Seniors

So far there is no known way to prevent or cure Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It’s believed that 1 in 10 cases are inherited while the majority of cases have yet to be discovered. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive deterioration of the nerve cells that control muscle movement. Symptoms of ALS are weakness in hands, feet, legs and ankles, lack of coordination, muscle cramps, twitching in arms, shoulders and tongue, trouble lifting the front of your foot, slurring of speech or trouble swallowing. These usually begin in the hands, feet or limbs then continue to the rest of the body until the muscles atrophy and become completely unresponsive. In the later stages of Lou Gehrig’s disease, everyday tasks such as chewing, swallowing, speaking and breathing are affected, leading to death.

While there is no reversing the nerve damage ALS causes, there are treatments that slow the advancement of the symptoms. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with ALS or MND, receiving medical care and home assistance will keep you independent, comfortable and healthy for as long as possible. It’s important to remain strong and keep a positive attitude while adjusting to your body’s limitations. There are many people leading full lives for 10 years or more after being diagnosed with ALS or Motor Neuron disease (MND). You are more than a person with a progressive nerve condition and you can live beyond the 3 to 5 years predicted.

A-1 Home Care’s goal is to help handicapped and ill people of all ages remain self-sufficient and live full lives. We provide affordable home care services to disabled, seniors and elderly living in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Venice and other cities in Los Angeles and Orange County. Our Caregivers, Companions, Home Health Aides, Hospice Caregivers, Nurse Aides and Home Helpers are reliable, compassionate and dedicated to providing personal care and assistance in the comfort of your home. We guarantee to treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve while helping you with cooking, cleaning, medication reminders, mobility, range of motion exercises, incontinence, speech therapy, transportation, personal hygiene and companionship. Home care services from A-1 Home Care are designed to fit your schedule and needs and can be arranged on an hourly or 24 hour live in basis. Our non-medical homecare agency specializes in after surgery, hospice, special needs, heart attack care and post stroke recovery.

Call 310-657-8780 for ALS home care today!

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