Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a rare neuromuscular disease that affects less than 20,000 cases in the United States annually. While it mostly affects adults over 40, younger people have also been afflicted with this degenerative disease for which there is no cure. Individuals with ALS suffer from loss of voluntary control over muscle movement. This affects their speech, food consumption, mobility, and respiration. Even simple tasks such as picking up your phone or brushing your teeth become ordeals daily! Fortunately, families can rely on resources like A-1 Home Care to provide live-in care for comfort and assistance.
A-1 Home Care offers hospice care to support families and their loved ones with ALS to maximize the normalcy of life as much as possible. Although hospice care and palliative care are mostly associated with end-of-life care, families should consider hospice care long before that time because palliative care is more about pain management, comfort, spiritual support, and assistance with activities of daily life in the face of serious illness. Family caregivers enjoy temporary or round-the-clock relief from A-1 Home Care’s ALS caregivers who help with cooking, cleaning, personal care, transportation to appointments, grocery shopping, and social visits. These may sound like mundane tasks, but it takes a load off the shoulders of family caregivers who are burned out at the end of the day from a long day at work.
Whether you have a loved one who has just been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s or you are looking for respite care so you can give yourself a break, you have come to the right place! A-1 Home Care is an established home care agency that has been around for 24 years, faithfully serving communities in all of Los Angeles County. All our experienced caregivers are thoroughly screened so you can have peace of mind, knowing that your loved one is in good hands.
To hire a compassionate and competent caregiver today, call (310) 366-7964 or call our corporate office at (562) 929-8400. You may also visit our website https://www.a-1homecare.com/ to view a range of our services. Hourly and live-in care services are also available throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.