Through our dedicated nurse-led training, supervision and a robust recruitment process, all our carers are trained in the skills required to competently support clients. Our carers also receive client-specific training, to ensure the care we deliver is tailored to the client’s symptoms and lifestyle choices.
 
For more information, please contact us.
 
 

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune condition – that’s where something goes wrong with the immune system and it mistakenly attacks healthy body tissue. MS affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord thereby disrupting nerve signals. MS has a wide range of symptoms which include fatigue, numbness and tingling, blurring of vision, mobility problems, muscle weakness and tightness. 
 
Our care packages for clients with MS are individualised, person-centred and tailored around the client with the aim of addressing all the physical and mental care requirements associated with multiple sclerosis, including personal care, mobility issues, musculoskeletal symptoms, pain management, feeding management, medicines management, incontinence management and the client’s general well-being. 
 
We also assist with social interaction and housekeeping while providing companionship for the client and ensuring maximum comfort for the best quality of life.
 
Our support is proactive and flexible to ensure you continue living an enriched life. Our nursing team will carry out a detailed assessment to identify specific needs and any specialist support required. We will work with you and your family to draw up an individualised and detailed personalised support plan, considering all clinical needs, as well as social requirements, goals, choices and preferences. The support plans are regularly reviewed to ensure the support plans continue to meet your changing needs, wishes and aspirations. 
 

 

Muscular dystrophy

The many types of muscular dystrophy – including becker, limb-girdle, congenital, facioscapulohumeral, myotonic, oculopharyngeal, distal and Emery-Dreifuss – create a wide range of symptoms and movement-based physical challenges.
 
Each client will experience these in different ways and physical dependency may increase as time passes.
 
We offer clinical support such as ventilator care, respiratory management, nutritional support and mobility assistance. We also provide wider support, including social interaction and involvement in interests and activities that can help to support emotional well-being and quality of life for clients affected by muscular dystrophy as well as their families.

Cerebral palsy

Usually caused by an injury to the brain during pregnancy or during or after birth – often because of lack of oxygen. There are sub types of cerebral palsy including ataxic cerebral palsy, spastic cerebral palsy, athetoid cerebral palsy and mixed cerebral palsy. 
 
Cerebral palsy affects everyone differently, but common symptoms include poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles, and tremors. Individuals may experience problems with sensation, vision, hearing, swallowing and speaking. 
 
We place great importance on understanding the unique circumstances of the client and how we can tailor your support plan to meet your individual care needs, preferences and wishes. With our support, you or your loved ones with Cerebral Palsy can live independently, comfortably and how you want. 
 
Our nursing team will carry out a detailed assessment to identify specific needs and any specialist support required. Together with the clients and their family, we will then work together to draw up an individualised and detailed support plan, considering all clinical needs, as well as social requirements, goals, choices and preferences. The support plans are regularly reviewed to ensure the support plans continue to meet your changing needs, wishes and aspirations. 

Long-term ventilation

Our team has extensive experience in supporting adults and children with long-term ventilation needs which may arise due to conditions such as brain injuries, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, multiple sclerosis and many other neurological conditions. 
 
Our highly skilled nurse led team work towards improving the quality of life of our clients to support everyone to reach their full potential. We build our care around our clients; understanding their requirements and all ongoing ventilator support needs before putting together a bespoke care and support plan to reflect their needs. This ensures that all clinical requirements are met and that the client’s personal preferences are integrated into the way we care for them.We’re committed to upholding the highest standards of clinical care in the home. 
 
Through dedicated nurse-led training and supervision, all our carers are trained in the skills required to support the clients on long-term ventilation. The extensive training includes tracheostomy care, tracheostomy changes, tracheal suction, cough assist, nebulisation, chest percussion, ambu bagging and oxygen therapy. 
 
Our robust clinical governance processes ensure that quality, safety, and risk management are central to our approach.  

Spinal Injuries

Spinal injuries are life changing to the affected person. We believe our clients have the right to live lives that are purposeful and meaningful. We aim to offer empathetic and sustainable support to enable the affected client to be independent and reach their full potential. 
 
Our services are individualised, person centred and tailored to meet your individual needs, choices and preferences.  
 
Our expert team of nurses assess every client’s clinical and social requirements to develop a bespoke, personalised and comprehensive support plan. Our support plans are regularly reviewed to ensure the plan continues to meet the individual’s changing complex needs. Building strong working relationships not only puts our clients at ease, it’s key to delivering an excellent, safe service. We therefore work closely with our clients and their families to put in place a support plan that is tailored to your needs and choices.
 
Our personal care assistants can deliver specialist support for spinal injury, with the ongoing support and supervision from our nursing team whose background is intensive care nursing. Our staff are skilled in long term ventilation, naso gastric feeding, PEG feeding, medication administration, continence support, pressure sore prevention as well as personal care.  

Acquired brain injuries

Brain injuries are life changing to both the affected individual and their family. Brain injury can be either an acquired brain injury (ABI) or traumatic brain injury (TBI). 
 
ABI can result from conditions including stroke, brain tumours, infection, poisoning, hypoxia, ischemia, encephalopathy or substance abuse. TBI results from physical trauma, for example, an accident, assault, or neurosurgery.
 
We are passionate about brain injury care and we are dedicated to helping each person to enjoy lives that are as independent, active, and fulfilled as possible. 
 
We work closely with the client and their family to create a personalised complex care package tailored to the individual’s unique needs, client’s injury, personal choices and preferences.
 
We’re committed to upholding the highest standards of clinical care in the home.
 
Providing stability and continuity of care to our clients is central to the services we provide.  
 

Through our dedicated nurse-led training, supervision and a robust recruitment process, all our carers are trained in the skills required to competently support clients. Our carers also receive client-specific training, to ensure the care we deliver is tailored to the client’s symptoms and lifestyle choices.  To top it up, we always maintain strong communication with the client and their family. 
 
For more information, please contact us.
phone: 01992 879665 or email: info@firstchoicemedicalsolutions.co.uk