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Muscular Dystrophy Nursing / Support Care Toronto

Muscular dystrophy requires ongoing care as symptoms continue to progress. C-Care personal support workers can help provide movement therapy, and implement the appropriate medication protocols for long-term care.

Providing care to those affected with muscular dystrophy requires time and energy from family members and health care providers. It requires long-term attention and significant amounts of care, making it an overwhelming task for loved ones.

The disease leads to progressive weakness among the heart and breathing muscles, as well as the loss of integrity of the other body muscles. It consists of a group of diseases that have now been diagnosed using genetic testing. A large number of genes have been identified as factors in the development of different types of the disease.

Muscular dystrophy can progress to the point of requiring ventilators. Breathing muscles can become so weak that their function becomes compromised. For this reason, minimizing respiratory complications is vital to the care of people with muscular dystrophy.

Caring for Muscular Dystrophy

Providing care for those with muscular dystrophy requires that we address a range of areas including assistance with movement. This includes exercise and various physiotherapy protocols that are specific to the person.

Many people require medications including steroids and ACE inhibitors that must be monitored and administered accordingly.

Surgery is often a part of a client’s history. Procedures to correct structural distortions can require significant post-surgery care, as well as rehabilitation work to restore function.

We recognize that beyond the physical components lie emotional challenges. Our clients can find support through our caregivers who can provide the empathy and patience they need most during this difficult time.

As people move through the various stages of the disease, different perspectives will prove valuable in directing future measures to care for those living with muscular dystrophy.

This will create a comprehensive plan that maximizes the health and function of the person facing this debilitating condition.

C-Care support workers help those with muscular dystrophy by offering the services they need for quality health care. This includes mobility exercises, emotional support, and overseeing the administration of medications. This makes our staff a vital part of the ongoing care needed for muscular dystrophy.


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