At Annex Healthcare, we understand there’s no substitute for the many comforts of home. Our specialized care options can be tailored to the specific needs of patients. Regardless of the services requested, our goal is to provide the assistance necessary to maintain quality of life in a way that’s comfortable and affordable.
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects muscle movement. Home care typically involves food preparation and processing and assistance with daily activities.
Autoimmune diseases are often characterized by inflammation and joint pain. Since symptoms can range from mild to severe, home care is based on the level of assistance a patient needs at the time.
Injuries to any part of the brain can affect physical and mental capabilities. Home care may be needed on a temporary basis for injuries responding well to treatment, or permanently for brain injuries involving irreparable damage.
Chronic Disease Management
Diabetes, arthritis, and hypertension are just some chronic conditions that may require home care. Chronic disease management tends to be more involved for senior patients who may have co-existing health conditions.
Home care for dementia patients usually starts with minimal assistance and includes increased assistance as the condition advances.
Assistance with food selection and preparation is a common need for patients living with a gastrointestinal disorder.
Gastronomy Care and Feeds
Symptoms come and go with MS, and tend to get worse as nerves deteriorate. Care often involves help with daily activities, promoting mobility, and ensuring medications are taken as prescribed.
Cerebral palsy and epilepsy are just a few of the neurological conditions that may require some level of home care. We often monitor patients for signs of an episode or worsening of symptoms.
Fractures, low back pain, and arthritis are common orthopedic injuries that may necessitate home care. Assistance may include helping patients perform recommended exercises.
Pain and Disability Management
As a progressive condition, PD presents an assortment of symptoms affecting speech and mobility. Care providers may periodically inspect the home to remove potential fall hazards.
Any paralysis involving arms and legs is going to present challenges for patients. We provide assistance with all daily living.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries may result in localized pain or a loss of sensation and movement. Home care options can range from daily assistance with dressing, bathing, and personal hygiene to assistance with anything involving lifting, reaching, or stretching.
Performed to assist with breathing, a tracheotomy may be needed on permanent basis for stroke patients or individuals with other medical issues. Home care involves checking the tracheotomy tube and monitoring a patient’s respiration.
Wound Care and Dressing Changes
Proper wound care is essential to healing and prevents infection and other issues. Home care involves identifying possible signs of a problem and adhering to doctor’s instructions for dressing changes.
Many clients and their family members prefer the convenience of reliable home care from Annex Healthcare and the peace of mind it offers. We encourage you to consult with one of our staff members to determine where we may meet your needs. Contact us today for more information on our services.