In-Home Care Through the Stages of ALS
Early Stages – At this stage, muscles may be weak and soft, or they may be tight, spastic and stiff. Cramping and twitching occur as well as muscle atrophy. Symptoms vary from person to person. Symptoms include fatigue, compromised equilibrium, slurred speech and a weak grip. Care at this stage is focused on emotional support and helping patients and their families understand the disease and what to expect moving forward.
Middle Stages – During this stage, patients will experience more widespread symptoms and may suffer from weak or paralyzed muscles. At this stage, patients may start to need more assistance with personal care and everyday activities to ensure safety while still maintaining dignity and quality of life.
Late Stages – Once a patient reaches this stage mobility is very limited, and help is needed 24/7 for most personal needs such as poor respiration and symptoms of fatigue continues to increase.
End Stage – At this stage, the focus is on providing comfort and maintaining quality of life by supporting physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and providing support for their family members.
Compassionate In-Home & Private Duty Care for ALS
The progression of the disease and its effects on each person will be different. At Home Care Connectors, we know that caring for those with ALS will be emotionally and physically taxing, and we provide relief and peace of mind for family caregivers. We approach each patient with compassion and care that is tailored to their specific needs with personalized care plans.
We provide help with housework, mobility assistance, feeding and nutrition, transportation & other personal care activities in & around Darien, Greenwich, Stamford, Westport, New Canaan & Fairfield, CT. Whether you need us in your home or in an assisted living facility, we’re equipped to provide the care you need. It is our mission to give your loved one the most peaceful and painless experience we possibly can. For more information about our services, please reach out to us today. We look forward to hearing from you.