We are all humans, and our disabilities make us no more or no less. Living with a mental or developmental disability can be manageable at home. Whether you are living with or assisting a loved one with a disability, there are several support options available. It is not uncommon nor is it a sign of giving up if you need to ask for additional support. We're here to help.
If you have been recently diagnosed or are living with a disability we can refer a caregiver who can help. A disability caregiver can support adults with Multiple Scleroris, Muscular Dystrophy, Stroke Victims, Ataxia, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Traumatic Brain Injury, and many other neurological, physical, and cognitive conditions.
What this means...
Home care to maintain a balanced and safe lifestyle
Providing a non-medical companion and personal care
Housekeeping support and other duties
Enable a broader range of activities, mobility, and independence
Fall, Injury, and Wander Risk
Injury Prevention And Recovery
Slips and falls in the elderly are the leading cause of injury-related emergency visits and primary origination in accidental deaths in those 65 and up. Most falls do not result in major injury but the psychological impact of a fall or fear of falling can hinder activity and mood significantly in seniors.
Fall Prevention Can Save a Life
A recent study by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that of people age 72 and older, the average health care cost of a fall injury totaled $19,440. The total includes emergency room visits, hospitalization, nursing home assistance and home health care. For seniors, however, the cost of a fall is greater, often resulting in a significant loss of mobility and independence. Fall prevention planning can have a huge impact on reducing the changes of a fall.
How We Can Assist
First Choice refers caregivers who can provide non-medical in-home care recovery assistance after a fall. Providing in-home help for the loved one in your life improves the chances of preventing falls as well. By encouraging regular exercise, medication prompts, eliminating fall hazards around the home and helping seniors navigate high-risk areas like the kitchen and bathroom, the quality non-medical in-home caregivers that First Choice refers can help to significantly reduce the risk of a fall for your aging loved ones.
ALS, MS, and Parkinsons
We provide comprehensive non-medical home care services by referring professional caregivers to individuals suffering from a variety of neuromuscular conditions.
We help individuals suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s live rich, fulfilling lives by referring only the best caregivers.
Living with ALS
We refer experienced caregivers to those with ALS. These caregivers can help enable your loved ones to continue living full lives.
If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with ALS, our network of friendly and compassionate non-medical caregivers can help manage a wide range of daily household chores, personal care routines, and daily activities.
Living with MS
Multiple sclerosis attacks the central nervous system. Symptoms range from mild numbness in the limbs to paralysis or loss of vision. The progress and severity of the disease varies from person to person but results in the need for some level of personal care and assistance.
Living With Parkinson’s
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) that are first affected by Parkinson’s disease typically include the ability to dress, walk and get in and out of bed. Other early activities to be affected are housework and preparing meals.
While treatment for Parkinson’s can provide dramatic relief from symptoms, assistance with ADLs is usually required at later stages.
Post Surgery and Rehab
No matter what age, post-surgery routines often dictate the success of the surgery and require some form of rehabilitation. Very often in older adults, this means short-term inpatient stays in skilled nursing facilities or a nursing home. Of course, being in a different environment away from one’s home is not necessarily the best road to recovery.
Research shows that at least 70 percent of people over 65 will need long term care services and support at some point in their lifetime and today In Home Care is the most afforable and most popular long term care support option.
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