Learning more about the condition What Is Motor Neurone Disease?
Motor Neurone Disease is a rare condition which affects a person's nerves and brain.
There is no known cure but regular treatment can make the condition more manageable and care assistance can ensure that those with MND live a happy and fulfilled life.
What ages are affected by Motor Neurone Disease?
This uncommon condition can affect adults of almost any age but is most common amongst people in their 60s and 70s.
What Are The Causes?
It is not fully understood why some people have MND but it is caused by an issue with the brain and nerves, specifically the motor neurones. These cells cease to work, with the symptoms increasing over time.
Is it Hereditary?
Though there is some evidence to suggest if you have relatives with MND then you are at an increased risk of developing the condition, it is by no means a given that you will.
What Are The Symptoms Of Motor Neurone Disease?
- In the early stages, it can start as muscle weakness and it's vital to seek advice from your GP as soon as possible.
- Movement may become difficult.
- Breathing and swallowing will become more challenging and eventually a breathing mask and feeding tube may be required.
- Muscles may become stiff as well as feel weak.
- In the early stages, it may become difficult to walk and a person with developing MND may trip and fall excessively.
- Speach will often become slurred and choking, especially whilst eating or drinking may be experienced.
- Weakness of the hands and frequent cramping are often described as a sign of the onset of MND.
- Intellect and the sense are usually not affected by MND.
How Many People Have MND?
An estimated 5000 people in the United Kingdom have Motor Neurone Disease.
Does Sex Affect The Likelihood Of Having MND?
It is estimated that men are twice as likely to develop the condition.
What Is The Life Expectancy For People With MND?
There are different forms of MND. Typically a person can live around two to five years from the time MND is diagnosed. However, Dr Stephen Hawking survived with the condition for over 35 years as he had a variation of MND which progressed very slowly.
Can Motor Neurone Disease Be Cured?
At present, there is no known cure, though a lot of research is being conducted around the world in the hopes of making a breakthrough. Various treatments can make the condition far more manageable and there is a good level of understanding when it comes to the progressiveness and stages of the condition.
What Are The Treatments For MND?
- Physiotherapy and exercises can be used to reduce stiffness and maintain muscle strength.
- A healthy, balanced diet will assist with overall health.
- Speech and language therapy will help those with MND to adapt and maintain their abilities to communicate for longer.
- Medications can be administered to control muscle stiffness and saliva issues. A medicine called riluzole can slow down the progression of MND, though only by a small amount.
- Occupational therapy can help to make day-to-day tasks a little easier.
- Patience and emotional support will aid the person with MND and their loved ones to cope better with the situation.
Private Carers In Lincolnshire & Yorkshire Home Carers To Help People With MND
Motor Neurone Disease makes a huge impact on the people affected by it. Not just the person with the condition but their loved ones. Home carers are there to assist with the day to day practical challenges and provide emotional support at the same time.
The Great Care Company provides custom care plans tailored to suit each client in our care. You pick the services you'd like help with and select the hours or days you want us there.
It could be a few hours a week or around the clock care. We're here for you, as and when you need us.
We will help with everything from physical therapies and medication to work around the home including cooking and cleaning if needed. We set goals which mean you can enjoy your life and feel as independent and fulfilled as you'd like to be.
The Great Care Company allows families to stay together whilst giving loved ones who have taken on the role of a carer to get a bit of respite for themselves. You deserve a guilt-free break, knowing your relative is in great hands.
MND is a progressive condition and we understand that circumstances will change. If additional levels of care are required then we're here for you, whether it's increased services or more extensive hours, please know that we'll provide the service you need.
We can be there at the start of the day until bedtime. We'll even give the person with MND around the clock care if it's needed.
As symptoms progress, you may have been told that a care home is the best option. This is not always the case. Home care can provide a much more affordable and sympathetic option, allowing people with Motor Neurone Disease to stay with their loved ones, their pets and familiar surroundings.
We work hard to make our service the most effective solution for people with MND. With tailored packages to suit you, whilst presenting a more affordable option than care homes.
We do not compromise on the levels of care you receive, ensuring you and your loved ones are supported both physically and emotionally when your life is touched by Motor Neurone Disease.
Choosing the right services for you: What Can Be Included With Motor Neurone Disease Home Care?
Personal Hygiene Care
Bathing and washing can be difficult for people with MND and it can prove a challenging task for relatives and loved ones to assist with. Our carers will undertake the task and ensure privacy and dignity are upheld.
Setting Goals & Milestones
It's important to understand the progressive nature of Motor Neurone Disease and how to adapt to it. We'll work with your healthcare advisors to ensure the correct treatments and therapies are conducted in line with the various stages and suited to the needs f the person with MND.
Physical Therapy & Medication
It's important that the correct procedures are conducted and the correct amounts of medication are administered at the correct times. We'll assist with everything from making sure appointments are kept as well as hands-on assistance with things like physical therapy, which may be difficult for loved ones.
Meal Planning & Feeding
Our carers can assist with everything from shopping and meal planning to preparation and feeding. For more advanced forms of MND, where feeding tubes are involved, we'll employ the correct feeding protocols to ensure safety.
Working To Your Times & Budget
One great aspect of home care is that you pick the services you need and the times you want us there. This may start as a few hours a week and over time, the need for a carer may increase. We offer the flexibility to review your care package and scale up the amount of cover you want.
General Housekeeping, Cleaning & Laundry
Caring for someone with MND can often mean that tasks around the home take a back seat whilst loved ones prioritise their role as a carer. We can arrange for all the jobs around the home to be undertaken so you have less to worry about and can strike the balance between everyday tasks and looking after your loved one.
Emotional Needs & A Social Life
We understand that Motor Neurone Disease can really make an emotional impact on the person directed affected, their family and their friends. We'll talk you through the process, listen and assist so that you can enjoy life. We'll even accompany the person with MND to things they enjoy or provide cover so loved ones get to have a break outside of being a carer.
Companionship At Home, Not Care Homes
The most important aspect we offer is being there, in your home as an extension of your support network. This avoids the need to attend a care home and keeps families together.
Providng care near you: Motor Neurone Disease Carers In Lincolnshire & Yorkshire
The Great Care Company operates across Lincolnshire & Yorkshire, providing carers who can come to your home and assist with MND-related needs.
We have central offices in the following locations:
Please do not worry if you cannot see your town or village listed. We can arrange for our carers to visit you across almost all of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. We will always find an efficient and cost-effective way of getting you the carer you need to make your life easier.
Once you get in touch with our friendly team, we will talk you through the process, understand your location and needs, and put a care package together to suit you.
Home Care You Can Afford. How Much Do MND Home Carers Cost?
The Great Care Company is proud to help the people we serve and we tailor care packages which suit your needs exactly, without any hidden extras. We'll never exceed the budget you can afford and arrange everything before we start.
We offer the flexibility to expand the services you need as the condition progresses and unlike care homes, we offer regular carers who will be familiar to your loved ones.
Chat with our amazing team and let us get an understanding of what you require. We'll arrange a visit to your home and put the services in place. We'll even make you aware of any grants or financial support you may be entitled to so you can pursue them.
Learning about us: The Great Care Company
The best, most complete home care provider in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.
Our carers are experienced and understanding. We know about everything that comes with MND, including the emotional challenges.
The Great Care Company has developed a unique client-carer pairing system which matches care staff to clients in a way that ensures a bond on a personal level, beyond simply providing care.
We're an award-winning home care provider, consistently providing the best our industry offers with our 5 star-rated services.
There is never any compromise in terms of staff training. This ongoing process means that even specialised training (if it is required) is undertaken by us as a company to ensure our staff are the best in the care industry.
From time to time, we may provide additional care staff at no expense to you. This means holidays and sick days are covered without any gaps in the service and you'll be getting additional levels of care for the budget you've set.
Home care does not place restrictions will be imposed on your personal life, unlike care homes. We encourage you and your loved ones to live as normal a life as possible and enjoy all the things you should be.
Our team provide emotional support and encourages mental well-being. We can reassure you on the days when MND may seem like the biggest challenge and help keep your focus and enthusiasm up.
Our affordable home care packages put you in control. We provide the services you need, on the days you need them at a budget that suits you. As the condition progresses, we allow the flexibility to increase the services so you're always taken care of.
Budgets should never be the deciding factor when it comes to care. We understand that budgets can often be a concern and we'll always try to find the best package to suit yours. We'll even make you aware of any financial support you may be entitled to.
The Great Care Company prioritises our care staff's welfare and happiness every bit as much as our clients. We know that being valued and rewarded is the key to feeling fulfilled in your role.
Our company works with a wide array of people from all backgrounds and is experienced at providing care for the most complex of conditions. We're in a great place to support you and provide the reassurance you may need.
Consistent, familiar faces can make a huge difference when it comes to mental well-being and feeling at ease around people. This is why we provide staff who we've suited to the clients and aim to maintain them as dedicated carers.
The Great Care Company upholds the highest levels of dignity and respect. From our staff and carers to our clients and their loved ones. We value every person we work with and care for.
The Great Care Company was founded with a simple belief: To provide the kind of care we'd hope our own family members would receive.
It's a simple philosophy based on decency and human understanding. We're proud to be the best our industry has to offer and an extension to the support network of those in our care.
Getting In Touch:
Our friendly team are ready to speak with you and get the ball rolling with MND home care.
We'll happily answer any questions you have, no matter how small, and support you in the next few steps.
If you decide you'd like to see what we can offer, then we'll arrange for a team member to visit your home, discuss your needs and work out a package to suit you. There is no fee attached to this and no pressure to work with The Great Care Company.
You can call us, fill in the form or use our live chat feature and we'll get things underway.