Paralysis Home Care Helps Patients Embrace Life

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Paralysis is loss of the ability to move one or more muscles. It may be associated with loss of feeling, and the use other bodily functions. Paralysis home care considers the patient’s emotional and physical needs while providing top notch care.

Those living with paralysis may experience a host of secondary conditions to varying degrees, depending on the location of the paralysis and its severity, including:

• Blood clots
• Pressure sores;
• Bladder infections
• Pain

Paralysis home care will tend to the overall health of the individual to make them as comfortable as possible in the privacy of their own home.
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Causes of Paralysis and Patient Care

 
Paralysis is a loss of muscle function in part of the body. It can be partial or complete, temporary or permanent, localized or generalized. Most patients will feel no pain in the paralyzed areas of their bodies  Paralysis can affect any part of the body at any time during a person’s life that may require paralysis home care.
 
The four most common causes of paralysis are:
  • Stroke;
  • Head injury;
  • Spinal cord injury;
  • Multiple sclerosis.
Less common causes of paralysis include:
  • Cancer;
  • Cerebral palsy;
  • Other types of neurological and spinal conditions.
A paralysis patient is at increased risk for a host of medical problems including:
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Bed sores
  • Pneumonia
Many people with paralysis may not be able to complete some or all of the activities of daily living. Paralysis home care assists these individuals to do all of the activities of daily living with integrity.
 

Paralysis Care in a Safe Environment

 
Specially trained health care professionals assist paralysis patients in the comfort of their own home in activities such as:
  • Dressing
  • Medical wound treatment
  • Grooming
  • Bathing
  • Feeding
  • Bodily elimination
Paralysis home care plays an important role in providing the best quality of life possible for the patient. 
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