In-Home Neuropathy Care, Caregiver Services | Neuropathy Care Inthe home with an FCP Live-In Caregiver
Neuropathy can make it difficult for your loved one to walk, use his or hands, and cause chronic pain. You and other family members may help as much as possible, but you can easily suffer physical and emotional burnout because of the need for constant care. Fortunately, FCP Live-In’s Neuropathy Care Caregivers can help shoulder the burden of caring for an older adult at home.
FCP-Live is a leading in-home care agency that provides personalized services that meet the specific needs of older adults. We screen our caregivers to make sure they are the right fit for our clients. Our in-home services include:
- Help with bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding
- Help with toileting, incontinence care
- Help with mobility
- Help with transfer (bed, wheelchair)
- Medication reminders
Light Housekeeping Services
- Meal preparation
- Clean kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms
- Light dusting, sweeping, vacuuming
- Grocery shopping
- Running errands
- Provide transportation
- Accompany client to medical appointments
- Accompany client to recreational and social activities
- Engaging client in meaningful conversation
- Provide emotional support
We provide quality, affordable in-home Neuropathy Care services. To find out how best we can serve you, call FCP Live-In today at 1 (866) 559-9492.
Neuropathy Damages the Peripheral Nervous System
Neuropathy, also called peripheral neuropathy, refers to damage to the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nerves send messages from the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) to the arms, feet, hands, internal organs and other parts of the body.
There are three categories of peripheral nerves: motor, sensory and autonomic (which controls heart rate, digestion, blood pressure and other functions). In addition, there are many types of neuropathies that can affect these peripheral nerves.
Neuropathy has many causes; some hereditary and some are developed. In some instances, neuropathy develops after a traumatic physical injury—such as a car accident, sports injury or surgery—that damages the peripheral nerves.
Some common signs and symptoms of peripheral nerve damage include:
- Numbness, weakness or tingling sensation usually in the hands and feet
- Sharp, stabbing pain
- Burning in the feet
- Muscle weakness
- Trouble with balance
- Sensitivity to touch, cold or heat
Seniors are at a higher risk for developing neuropathy because diabetes, cancer and other chronic health conditions that cause neuropathy increase with age, according to the Mayo Clinic.
If your loved one has disabilities caused by neuropathy, FCP Live-In can help. Our agency has a 24-hour professional support system available to our caregivers and clients. With this support and our dedicated caregivers, we can help your loved one live independently and securely at home.
Neuropathy May Worsen Overall Health
The numbness and pain neuropathy causes can limit the ability to perform routine tasks. For example, people with neuropathy may need help fastening buttons because of the pain or numbness in the fingers.
What’s worse, the condition can place people at risk for a life-threatening health problem. Autonomic neuropathy, for instance, numbs or dulls the peripheral nerves that regulate heart functions. So, a person with neuropathy may not feel warning signs of heart disease, such as chest pain.
What’s more, studies show that neuropathic pain can cause sleep disorders and set off a chain of unhealthy events. According to an article in the journal, Pain Therapy people with neuropathic pain are more likely to develop sleep disorders. The pain, in turn, will likely worsen because of sleep disorders, which can negatively impact a person’s overall health.
People With Diabetes More Likely To Develop Neuropathy
An estimated 30 million people in the United States have some type of peripheral neuropathy, according to the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN). Of the total estimate, diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is the most common type of neuropathy. The foundation estimates that 60 percent to 70 percent of diabetics have DPN.
Seniors with type 2 diabetes face more problems with DPN because of neuropathy’s harmful effects on an older adult’s ability to balance themselves, walk, and use their arms and legs.
The next population that struggles the most with neuropathy are cancer patients, according to the FPN. Foundation estimates show that neuropathy impacts 30 to 40 percent of cancer patients, primarily because chemotherapy drugs and medications can damage the nervous system.
Neuropathy also affects 33 percent of all patients with HIV or AIDs. FPN figures further show that 23 percent of people have peripheral neuropathy but the cause of the condition is not known.
Without a caregiver, a person with neuropathy, a chronic health condition or physical disability may not be able to care for themselves and their household tasks.
Home Care More Personalized Than Residential Care Facilities
If neuropathy has limited your loved one’s daily activities, you may decide that a nursing home or assisted living may be the best option for your loved one.
Staff at long-term residential care facilities are assigned to multiple residents and are less likely to provide the daily, personalized care that seniors need. So, residents with neuropathy, chronic illnesses, and other disabilities must wait their turn to get help from staff with grooming, bathing and other aspects of personal care.
In addition, long-term residential care is expensive for families. And, it may trigger depression on seniors who move out their homes and into an unfamiliar environment to live among strangers.
Unlike staff at a residential care facility, FCP Live-In caregivers are in the homes of their clients and the seniors do not have to wait their turn for care. What’s more, seniors get the customized care they need in the safety and comfort of their home.
About FCP Live-In and Our Neuropathy Care, Caregiver Support Services
FCP Live-In has provided the ultimate solution for assisted Neuropathy Care services since 1997. Our live-in Caregiver Care services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home Neuropathy Care 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 24/7 professional support system that is there for the client and the live-in caregiver at all times.
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