Muscular Dystrophy Care

Service Breakdown

Muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder that results in the progressive deterioration and weakening of muscles, leading to mobility difficulties and sometimes respiratory and cardiac complications.

There are several types of muscular dystrophy, including:
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD): This is the most common and severe type of muscular dystrophy. It primarily affects boys and causes progressive muscle weakness and wasting, typically starting in early childhood.
  • Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD): This is a milder form of DMD and also primarily affects boys. It causes progressive muscle weakness and wasting, but the symptoms typically start later in childhood or even in adulthood.
  • Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD): This type of muscular dystrophy affects the muscles of the hips and shoulders, and can begin in childhood or adulthood.
  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD): This type of muscular dystrophy affects the muscles of the face, shoulders, and upper arms. It typically starts in adolescence or early adulthood.
  • Myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD): This type of muscular dystrophy causes muscle weakness and wasting, as well as delayed relaxation of muscles after contraction. It can affect various muscles in the body and can start at any age.
  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD): This rare form of muscular dystrophy primarily affects the muscles of the arms, shoulders, and legs, and can cause heart problems as well.
  • Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD): This type of muscular dystrophy is present at birth or early infancy and causes significant muscle weakness and wasting.
There are also several other less common types of muscular dystrophy, each with their own distinct characteristics and symptoms.

While there is no cure for muscular dystrophy, there are several ways to manage the symptoms and provide care for those affected by the condition.

What Our Caregivers Provide

Medical Management: Regular medical checkups with a physician experienced in neuromuscular disorders are important for monitoring the progression of the disease and identifying potential complications. Our trained caregiver will ensure that your loved one receives all the necessary checkups.
Physical Therapy: Physical therapy can help maintain muscle strength, flexibility, and range of motion, and improve overall mobility. Once a physical therapist has created a personalized exercise program, our care expert will be there to assist in the physical therapy when needed.
Domestic Chores: Our caregiver will help with basic chores like meal prep, cleaning, grooming, etc.
Nutritional Support: Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is essential for individuals with muscular dystrophy. Our caregiver will help meet all the dietary needs proposed by your specialist.
Emotional Support: Living with muscular dystrophy can be emotionally challenging for individuals and their families. We will ensure to provide the necessary emotional support to you and your loved one.

How To Get Started

1. Getting To Know You

Once we've received your enquiry, our team will assess your application and give you a call to learn more about what you need. We'll then provide you with information on the services that are available based on your exact requirements.

2. Care Team Assessment

We will then arrange for one of our experts to visit you and carry out a comprehensive assessment of your care needs. After this visit, a fully costed care package will be offered and a plan created in collaboration with you and your family to ensure that you are happy with all aspects.

3. Selecting Your Care Giver

We will identify suitable healthcare professionals to support you in-line with your care plan and arrange for you to meet them to ensure that all of your needs are met. If any additional training is required to support your care requirements, this will also be coordinated.

4. Care Begins

Your service commences.

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