Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a difficult diagnosis that requires a series of major adjustments for both the individual and their families. For many, the goal is to remain comfortably at home for as long as possible, spending time with loved ones.
In-home care for individuals with ALS needs to be thoughtful and tailored each step of the way. One of the key differentiating factors is age. According to the ALS Association, the average age of diagnosis is 55 years old. Many of those affected by ALS still have children living at home and a spouse that may or may not be working. The personality and schedule of the caregiver should reflect these needs.
Tandem Careplanning has professional, highly-vetted caregivers that can provide additional support to individuals living with ALS, as well as their families. All Tandem caregivers undergo thorough background checks and receive specialized training. We encourage care seekers to interview and get to know potential caregivers before deciding who they want to share their days with. The Tandem Careplanning team is available 24/7 throughout the process, providing resources and guidance as needs evolve.