Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects the nervous system, leading to declines in motor function. While there is no cure, the best ALS treatment can slow the disease’s progression, reduce discomfort and prolong life.
HealthBridge Complex Care facilities offer a breadth of experience in caring for ALS patients, no matter where they stand in their prognosis.
In addition to administering ALS treatment medications, HealthBridge facilities develop an individualized care plan for every ALS patient that includes both palliative care and physical therapy. This combination of treatments offers the best opportunity for maintaining motor function and strength. Our medical team works closely with each patient and their therapists to re-evaluate care plans as necessary.
Our therapists are also well versed in using speech assisted devices such as Dynavox to improve quality of life by enabling ALS patients to communicate for as long as possible.
Individuals suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease often require hands-on ALS end-of-life care, as they need 24/7 support to fulfill all their daily needs. HealthBridge provides the medical attention and treatment necessary, as well as the caring, gentle support and the meeting of basic needs. We’re committed to creating the most comfortable environment for each and every one of our patients.
HealthBridge is made up of a growing network of complex care facilities located throughout the country. We pride ourselves on offering the best care available in an environment that promotes healing. Find a HealthBridge location near you.