Motor Neurone Disease Care in Leicester and Leicestershire
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Motor neurone disease (MND) is a life-limiting condition, this will have an impact on your daily life, affecting your ability to move, eat, drink, and breathe. The Aspire UK team are here to provide specialist motor neurone disease support in your own home, helping people across Leicestershire and Leicester City to live a fulfilling life.
Trying to navigate through life with motor neurone disease is unpredictable and can feel like too big a challenge to take on alone as it progresses, that’s why Aspire UK hire fully trained care workers overseen by qualified nurses to provide the very best bespoke care. We understand that everyone’s needs are unique, so we offer a wide range of services to support individuals and their families, from day and wake night support to live-in care. Our goal is to help individuals live independently in their own homes, in a way that suits them.
Motor neurone disease care at home
Bespoke motor neurone disease home care support
We believe it’s important to deliver person-centred care in the safety and comfort of a person’s own home, surrounded by family, people who know the person with MND well, ensuring that safe clinical care and support is provided, ensuring continuity and maintaining routine. Our compassionate care staff, the team, enables the person to remain at home, supporting with daily household tasks, enabling people with MND to maintain their hobbies, social activities and of course provide emotional and psychological support. A barrier can be maintaining links with, relatives, friends and communities however our staff will support the person with social media, face timing to maintain contacts. Our bespoke care plans are personalised to suit the person’s needs, care, and support. The plans will evolve and change as needs change. Aspire UK approach is to work with health professionals, ensuring health and social care wrap around support is provided, keeping people safe.
On this page we hope to walk you through everything you need to know about motor neurone disease, the benefits of at-home care, and why our decades of experience make us one of the leading clinical and complex care providers at home in Leicester and Leicestershire. If you or a loved one could benefit from motor neurone disease live in care, get in touch with our friendly team today and find out more.
What is motor neurone disease?
Motor neurone disease is a progressive neurological condition that affects the brain and spinal cord nerves. Motor neurones are nerve cells in the central nervous system responsible for sending signals to all the muscles in the body. Motor neurone disease attacks and disrupts these nerve cells causing the muscles to weaken and impairing one’s ability to move, often leading to paralysis over time.
Motor neurone disease is an uncommon disease with around 5,000 people affected by it in the UK at any one time. Because of this, it is important to seek motor neurone disease support from qualified, experienced care providers, who understand the complexities of the condition. Aspire UK offer flexible at-home care to support all stages of motor neurone disease, helping individuals and their families with chores, hobbies, hygiene, and emotional support to live comfortably in their routines at home.
Symptoms of motor neurone disease
Motor neurone disease symptoms can appear differently in each patient and can progress at varying speeds, which is why a personalised, flexible care plan is needed to support each individual in ways that suit them best at any given time.
Common symptoms may include:
- Weakness and loss of muscles
- Progressive mobility issues
- Pain or discomfort
- Difficulty eating and drinking
- Cramps and spasms in the muscles
- Difficulty with speech and communication
- Breathing problems
It is essential to seek advise from your GP or / and a specialist health professional.
The Aspire UK approach to motor neurone disease care
Home Care for Motor Neurone Disease in Leicestershire
The effects of motor neurone disease are life-changing as you or your loved one tries to navigate day-to-day life it can feel overwhelming at times. Creating the right support system, and a personalised at-home care plan, can help with MND or motor neurone disease maintain control over their lives, enabling them to make day-to-day decisions. At Aspire UK, we ensure you have a dedicated trained compassionate team, dedicated to supporting people with motor neurone disease, and their families to regain some normality to everyday life and improve the quality of life of our patients and their families.
We understand that no two people experience motor neurone disease are the same, which is why Aspire UK build person-centred care plans that focus on the person, not the illness. We support individuals in their goals, and aspirations, to work together to foster independent living. Our approach has allowed us to become a trusted provider of motor neurone disease care in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Motor neurone disease care resources
This week, we sat down with Trish, our Operations Manager at Aspire UK. We asked her what makes Aspire’s service unique, how our amazing care
FAQs about motor neurone disease care (MND)
As of yet, there is no known cure for motor neurone disease. While mobility issues progress, it is important to know that with the right motor neurone disease support can go on to live a fulfilling life.
While some people experience mild to severe thinking and behavioural changes, around 50% of people in motor neurone disease care experience little change in cognition, and with the right support can work towards their personal goals.
We offer tailored safe clinical care and support, ranging from Waking night to Sleeping In services. We know that people in need of motor neurone disease care at home have varying needs and personalise our services to suit you and your family.
We offer tailored care, ranging from one day per week to live-in care. We know that people that require motor neurone disease care have varying needs, and we personalise our care plan to suit you and your family.
The cost of care depends on your unique circumstances and how often care support is required. For information about the cost of care, speak with our team.
We are based in Leicester and mainly work with families across Leicester and Leicestershire.
Are you looking for motor neurone disease care at home in Leicester or Leicestershire?
The Aspire UK team offers for people diagnosed with MND and in need of MND care, in the comfort of their own homes. If your loved one could benefit from care at home, contact a friendly member of our expert team today.