Lou Gherig’s Disease, otherwise known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), affects an individual’s ability to voluntarily control his muscles. This motorneurone disease starts with the degeneration of motor neurons within the brain and spinal cord due to malnutrition. When muscles receive insufficient nourishment, that region starts to deteriorate and “harden” (sclerosis). Early symptoms of ALS include dyspnea (difficulty with breathing), dysphagia (difficulty with swallowing), and dysarthria (difficulty with speech). In the late stages of Lou Gherig’s Disease, the atrophy of muscles is so far advanced that the individual loses total control over the voluntary movement of his muscles and becomes completely paralyzed.
Although there is no known cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease, the affected individual can obtain care from family and friends who gain as much knowledge as possible about ALS. As the in-home health care trend becomes more widespread, seniors are opting to stay at home to receive in-home health care in the comfort of their home environment. A-1 Home Care provides specialized non-medical care for individuals with ALS. Our in-home health companions, hospital sitters, home health aides, and caregivers are professionally trained and knowledgeable about the disease so that family members do not have to worry about their loved ones.
Allow us at A-1 Home Care to provide personal round-the-clock care, live-out or live-in care, so that you can put your mind at ease. A-1 Home Care serves the communities of Orange County in Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Orange, Anaheim, Corona, Tustin, Santa Ana, and surrounding cities.