Degenerative Neurologic Care at Home

Do you or your loved one have a degenerative neurologic condition such as ALS, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, or multiple sclerosis? You may benefit from neurologic care at home.

What is neurologic care at home? What type of services are included in neurologic care at home? How long can a person with a degenerative neurologic condition live at home?

We have the answers you’re looking for. Here’s what you need to know about degenerative neurologic care at home.

What Is Neurologic Care at Home?

Neurological care at home involves clinical, physical, and emotional support at home to patients with degenerative neurological conditions such as ALS, Parkinson’s Disease, and multiple sclerosis.

What Are the Different Types of Degenerative Neurologic Diseases?

While there are several different types of degenerative neurologic diseases, four of the most common are ALS, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and multiple sclerosis.


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common type of motor neuron disease (MND), a progressive disease affecting motor neurons, which causes deterioration of the body’s muscle function.

“ALS is an always fatal neurodegenerative disease in which a person’s brain loses connections with the muscles. People with ALS lose their ability to walk, talk, eat, and eventually breathe.”

ALS care at home may involve helping patients bathe, get dressed, eat, and perform other activities of daily living, with more care required as the disease progresses.

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that leads to stiffness, shaking, and trouble with balance, walking, and coordination. Symptoms usually begin gradually and get worse over time [2]. Parkinson’s disease symptoms include:

  • Tremor (trembling) in arms, hands, legs, head, or jaw
  • Slowness of movement
  • Stiffness of the trunk and legs
  • Impaired coordination and balance, sometimes leading to falls
  • Depression or other emotional changes
  • Urinary problems or constipation
  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, or speaking
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Skin problems

Parkinson’s disease care at home may include assisting patients with walking or transferring from a wheelchair to the bed or toilet, dressing, feeding, and other help as needed.

Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s disease is a rare, inherited disease that causes the progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. It has a broad impact on a person’s functioning and typically results in cognitive, movement, and psychiatric problems [3]. Medications may help manage the symptoms but can’t prevent the mental, physical, and behavioral decline associated with the condition.

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the body and brain.

-“The cause of MS is still unknown. Scientists believe that a combination of environmental and genetic factors contribute to the risk of developing MS. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted.”

MS care at home will vary depending on the individual’s needs and may include mobility assistance and assistance with activities of daily living.

What Types of Services Are Included with Neurologic Care at Home?

Neurologic care at home services may include things like:

  • Assessment and personalized treatment plan
  • Reporting changes to a physician
  • Monitoring signs and symptoms
  • Assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, and eating
  • Medication monitoring
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Disease-specific training and education for the patient and their family

How Long Can a Person with a Degenerative Neurologic Disease Live at Home?

With the right type and amount of care, a person with a degenerative neurologic disease may be able to live the rest of their life at home.

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How Can I Tell if My Loved One Needs Neurologic Care at Home?

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When trying to decide whether your loved one needs neurologic care at home, consider the following questions:

  • What are your loved one’s symptoms?
  • How have your loved one’s symptoms progressed since diagnosis?
  • What are your loved one’s care needs?
  • What care or treatment is your loved one currently getting?
  • What type of care do you want your loved one to receive?
  • Could your loved one benefit from more assistance than they’re currently receiving?


Neurological care at home involves clinical, physical, and emotional support at home to patients with degenerative neurological conditions such as ALS, Parkinson’s Disease, and multiple sclerosis.


1. What Is ALS? ALS Association,
2. Parkinson’s Disease, National Institute on Aging,
3. Huntington’s Disease, Mayo Clinic,
4. What Is MS? National Multiple Sclerosis Society,
5. What Questions Should You Ask Before Hiring a Home Health Agency? HomeCare Magazine.

How Do You Help Someone with Mobility Problems?

Mobility care at home may involve a wide spectrum of services, such as:

  • Assessing for mobility aids like a cane, walker, wheelchair, risers for sofas or chairs, swivel seat cushions, or transfer discs or boards to help the person slide in and out of bed.
  • Suggesting home modifications such as installing grab bars in bathrooms, removing rugs, rearranging furniture, installing ramps over steps and door thresholds, widening doorways for wheelchairs, or moving the closet bar down so clothing is easier to reach.
  • Assisting with mobility and transfers when the patient consents, while using proper body mechanics.
  • Providing emotional care, especially for people who are newly experiencing changes in their mobility.
  • Educating family caregivers about how they can help their moved one on a daily basis.

What to Look for When Hiring a Home Care Agency for Neurologic Care at Home

Wondering what to look for when searching for the perfect home care agency? Here are some things to ask about [5]:

  • How much do services cost? What’s included in that cost? How do they handle billing?
  • Is the agency accredited and/or licensed by the state? Are there any complaints against the company?
  • What happens if your caregiver doesn’t arrive on time? How does the agency handle emergencies?
  • Do you get to meet potential caregivers before they come to provide services the first time?
  • Does the agency have minimum standards of training?
  • Does the agency do background checks on potential employees?
  • What happens if you need to change or increase services as your loved one’s health worsens?

If you need assistance finding the best degenerative neurologic care at home, contact us today. We will help you find the perfect fit for your loved one’s needs.

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