Live-In Cerebral Palsy Care Services | Cerebral Palsy Care Within the Security and Comforts of Home
FCP Live-In offers affordable live-in care to adults with cerebral palsy who want to live independently and with a sense of dignity. FCP Live-In is a leading in-home care agency with trained and skilled caregivers who ensure that clients receive the professional care and respect they deserve.
The comprehensive services that we offer enable our clients to successfully manage their daily living activities. Our wide range of services include:
Personal Care Services
- Help with bathing, showering, dressing, grooming, toileting, walking
- Help with eating
- Medication reminders
- Making and changing beds
- Light dusting
- Cleaning kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms
- Grocery shopping
- Preparing nutritious meals
- Running errands
- Accompanying you or your loved one to doctor’s offices and other medical appointments
- Accompanying you or your loved one to social and recreational activities
- Providing meaningful engagement and emotional support to help you or your loved one make the most of life
FCP Live-In creates affordable, customized in-home care services to meet your needs or the needs of your loved one. Quality live-in care for you or your loved one is only a phone call away.
To learn more about our In-Home Cerebral Palsy Care Services, contact FCP Live-In today. Call: 1 (866) 559-9492.
Understanding Cerebral Palsy And Its Symptoms
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to control his or her movements, balance, and posture. The disorder is caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Cerebral palsy symptoms vary from person to person, but the most common symptoms people experience include:
- Difficulty walking
- Stiff muscles
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle spasms
- Lack of coordination
- Lack of balance
- Slow, writhing movements
Cerebral palsy is diagnosed within the first two years of birth and continues to affect a person into adulthood.
There are four main types of cerebral palsy:
1. Spastic Cerebral Palsy. This type of palsy causes stiff muscles, and the stiffness is primarily in the arms and legs. So, the stiffness may make the person’s movements look awkward and jerky.
2. Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy. This type of palsy makes it hard to move the hands, arms, feet, and legs. So, a person with dyskinetic cerebral palsy has a hard time sitting and walking.
3. Ataxic Cerebral Palsy. This type of palsy causes a lack of coordination and balance and makes it difficult to make quick movements or movements requiring control, such as writing.
4. Mixed Cerebral Palsy. This involves more than one type of cerebral palsy. The most common mixed cerebral palsy is spastic-dyskinetic, according to the CDC.
There is no cure for cerebral palsy, and symptoms can change over time. As a result, adults who have difficulty walking or using their arms would benefit from having a live-in home caregiver to help with their daily living activities.
Challenges Faced by Older Adults With Cerebral Palsy
Adults with cerebral palsy are at risk for more challenges as they grow older. In fact, medical experts say people in their 40s may begin to age prematurely because of the strain cerebral palsy places on the body over time.
Signs of premature aging include increased risk of falling, dental problems, and long-term side effects from medication and surgeries. Adults may also suffer increased pain due to degenerative bone disease caused by the pressure cerebral palsy places on joints over time.
Studies suggest that cerebral palsy also reduces a person’s movements and ability to walk. Lack of movement for prolonged periods can lead to obesity, which can cause chronic health conditions, such as heart and lung disease,
What’s more, cerebral palsy’s damage to the nervous system, head, or neck can cause swallowing disorders, also known as dysphagia. Swallowing disorders can cause food to get stuck in a person’s mouth or cause a person to cough during or after eating. Troubles with eating can lead to poor nutrition, weight loss, or dehydration.
Most People Affected By Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is the most commonly diagnosed childhood motor disability in the United States. And, around 764,000 children and adults in the United States have at least one cerebral palsy symptom. Additionally, spastic cerebral palsy is the most common type of cerebral palsy, affecting about 80 percent of people with the disorder.
About 1 in 345 children in the United States have cerebral palsy, according to statistics cited by the CDC. What’s more, children born prematurely or at low birth weight are at a higher risk for developing cerebral palsy. Also, multiple births (such as twins and triplets) increase the risk of at least one of the babies developing the disorder.
Cerebral palsy’s impact on a person’s ability to walk is apparent at a young age. One study found that 41 percent of children with cerebral palsy were limited in their ability to crawl, walk, run, or play. In addition, 31 percent of children needed to use walkers, wheelchairs, and other special equipment.
Older adults who have trouble using their hands and feet may also need special equipment. And, those who are not able to walk may need lifelong care. Fortunately, FCP Live-In caregivers can help adults with cerebral palsy manage their daily living activities and provide a sense of safety and overall well-being.
In-Home Caregiving More Fitting for Adults with Cerebral Palsy
Since cerebral palsy affects the arms, hands, and legs, you or your loved one may have difficulty taking care of personal needs. And, family members who provide care can become overwhelmed with the daily task. So, you may consider an assisted living facility as a good option for getting necessary help.
However, caregivers at an assisted living facility are assigned to residents who also need care and attention. Staffers, then, have a limited amount of time to provide care. A live-in caregiver, on the other hand, is right in your home providing the same type of care as an assistant living staffer.
When it comes down to it, in-home care might be a more practical, convenient, and affordable choice. No having to move from familiar surroundings to live among strangers. No having to wait your turn for someone to show up to help. No having to pay expensive monthly rental costs and fees.
At FCP Live-In, our clients receive the same type of services as those provided by an assistant living facility. The difference is that our clients receive care in the comfort and security of their homes.
About FCP Live-In And Our Cerebral Palsy Services
We have provided the ultimate solution for assisted Cerebral Palsy services since 1997. Our live-in Cerebral Palsy services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home Cerebral Palsy services approach to senior care with the goal of a lifestyle that provides enjoyment for the one in care, and families with peace of mind.
FCP Live-In is a Live-In Home Care company with over two decades of experience specializing in elderly care needs within the home. Our live-in caregiver staff provides an insurance policy of safe and supportive care, along with a 24-hour professional support system that starts with our direct care staff in the home and expands out to a multi-faceted corporate structure that is there for the client and the Live-in Caregiver at all times.
For more information about our Cerebral Palsy services, contact FCP Live-In today at 866-559-9492 or please fill out the form below.