Our In-Home Care Services
for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patients
The Disease Called ALS. What Is It and How to Manage It.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal Motor neuron disease (MND) that is characterized by the progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that ultimately leads to muscle weakness, paralysis, and, eventually, respiratory failure.
The causes of ALS are unknown but there are instances where genetics are a factor. There is also no known cure.
There are two main types, namely:
- Sporadic ALS
- Familial ALS
Care Options for Lou Gehrig's Disease
You or your loved one who suffers from ALS have the option to remain in the comfort of your home while receiving the necessary care.
This home care support can either come in the form of visiting care or live-in care. In either case, trained caregivers provide assistance with activities of daily living (ADL), medication management, and emotional support, enabling patients to maintain a sense of independence and continuity.
FAQs About Our ALS Home Care Services
Our aides are well-trained and experienced in caring for individuals who live with MND. Our agency understands the unique challenges and complexities associated with this disease and take special care to provide the highest level of support.
Yes, we are a Licensed Home Care Service Agency that serve all boroughs of New York City, and other major cities across New York State. We also carry all necessary insurances.
Our agency has established protocols for handling emergencies or medical issues to ensure the safety and well-being of our clients. Our protocols include conducting an immediate assessment and contacting all necessary emergency contacts.
Yes, certain private insurances and Medicaid covers home care for ALS patients.
Yes, our agency can staff a wide variety of time frames.
Ensuring continuity of care is essential in the home care of all our patients, just as it is with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patients. Our agency has well-documented strategies and policies in place to handle caregiver absences or vacations to minimize disruption to the client’s routine and care.
Matching caregivers with clients to ensure a good fit in terms of personality and needs is a critical aspect of private home care, especially for ALS sufferers. The process begins with an initial assessment of the client’s needs and preferences. A Registered Nurse from the agency will meet with the client, and if applicable, their family members to gather information about the patient. This assessments helps in created a personalized care plan. The agency will then use this information to match the most appropriate caregiver for the patient.
Yes, as a licensed home care service provider, we can certainly help with meal preparation and accommodate dietary restrictions since proper nutrition is essential for maintaining the health and well-being of our clients.
Yes, as a licensed home care service provider, we will create a written care plan that is tailored to your loved one’s specific needs. This care plan will serve as a comprehensive guide for our caregivers, outlining the services, schedule, and special considerations required to provide the best care possible for your loved one. The care plan will be developed in collaboration with you and your loved one, taking into account their medical, personal, and emotional needs. We are committed to delivering personalized care that addresses your loved one’s unique circumstances and goals.
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Become A Caregiver
at City Choice
Are you looking for a rewarding career that offers great experience, competitive pay and flexibility? Become a home-care aide with City Choice Home Care!
Our goal is to provide quality health care to our clients with the most qualified and compassionate staff available. If you’re already a certified home healthcare aide or if you’re looking to become a caregiver for a loved one through our CDPAP program, City Choice has an opportunity for you.
If you’re looking to make a real difference in the lives of others while getting the compensation you deserve, please reach out to us today!