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ALS In-Home Care Services

Supporting those living with ALS

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. We know how important it is to have professionally trained caregivers for those living with ALS.

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 ALS caregivers undergo thorough background checks and receive specialized training and our team is available 24/7 throughout the process, providing resources and guidance as needs evolve.

Why Choose Tandem for ALS In-home Care?

ALS can be a bumpy road, with uncertainty around every corner. It can be even more difficult to manage this disease within the family, and ALS caregiver burnout is common. Tandem is the perfect partner in care and the best ALS resource for caregivers. 

Working with Tandem Careplanning, you have access to a dedicated Care Team that provides stability and continuity throughout the process. If you decide you need more help with ALS management, simply call our Care Team to discuss adding more shifts or an additional caregiver to your Care Plan. That might include caregivers who have other specialized expertise, should the need arise. Either way, we’re with you throughout the journey and all the twists and turns of the road ahead.

Why is ALS Home Care Unique?

Approximately 16,000 Americans are living with ALS at any given point in time. No two are the same. At Tandem Careplanning, we understand that and work hard to adapt to your life and preferences.

Personal Home Care

Between 60 and 80 percent of dementia cases are due to Alzheimer’s disease and approximately 10 percent of all people over the age of 65 are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The progressive nature of this disease and the wide range of possible cognitive and behavioral changes, such as memory loss, depression, and agitation can make caring for adults with AD challenging. Learn more about Alzheimer’s home care.

Other Types of Dementia

Other common types of dementia can present challenges that are distinct from those that present with Alzheimer’s disease. For instance, people with Lewy body dementia, which affects some 5-10 percent of dementia cases, commonly experience sleep disturbances and visual hallucinations in the early stages of their disease. Learn more about Dementia home care.

ALS

ALS is a progressive neuromuscular disease that can rapidly cause a number of physical changes, such as difficulty with mobility and communication. Oftentimes, individuals are diagnosed in their 40s and 50s. Tandem caregivers can support in-home care for ALS with a range of specialized skills as the disease progresses. Learn more about ALS home care