A diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is extremely challenging and it’s natural if you’re feeling very upset and angry that it’s happened to you or a loved one. As the conditions progresses, we understand what support you need each step of the way. Our personalised, expert care will give you the best chance of being able to enjoy life.
How we can help
We understand that Motor Neurone Disease MND can affect your speech and language, that you may have muscle stiffness and saliva problems and that eating and drinking can become difficult. Our Vitality caregivers are compassionate and highly trained to look after your emotional and physical needs. They will treat you as the whole person you are, and give you the support that works for you. They will prioritise your dignity at all times and only ever care for you with kindness and respect.
What we offer
We will personalise your care to your individual needs. We can offer help with everyday tasks, such as bathing and dressing and we can support you with chores like laundry, cleaning and cooking. You may be surprised how much pressure this takes off you and your family.
Your care plan starts with a holistic home assessment by our Medical Director, Dr. Sahota. He has years of experience supporting people with MND and understands the emotional and physical challenges. He’ll develop a personalised lifestyle prescription to help you make the most of every day.
A personalised meal plan
MND can affect how you swallow so you may find it harder to eat and drink. It can also affect your movement and mobility so mealtimes can take longer. If these things happen, you may lose weight, which can impact on your well-being. Our GP will develop a personalised nutrition plan with foods you like, that are easier to eat and that will help you stay at a healthy weight.
Being diagnosed with a serious illness can lead to some intense and unpredictable feelings, including anger and sadness. MND might also affect how you think and behave. Our caregivers understand this. They will always have time to listen to how you’re feeling and to help you find ways to manage your emotions.
Help getting out and about
We can help with mobility and positioning. If needed, we can help to arrange an accessible vehicle for you and your mobility equipment.
We’ve introduced a pioneering smart tech to help make sure your care is joined up. It allows everyone involved in your care to know exactly what’s going on, with your permission. You can access your information at any time. And, if you wish, our smart tech system can also keep your family updated too.
For more help with Motor Neurone Disease visit the MND Association website here.