Spina bifida is a neural tube defect (NTD) that affects the spine and is noticeable at birth. The word spina bifida means “split spine” in Latin. This disease may cause mild to severe physical and intellectual disabilities. Although treatments are available right after childbirth, most individuals with this condition need a specialized team of doctors throughout their lives to check their condition frequently. Their families must also receive proper education about their loved ones’ health condition. In some cases, home care services may be necessary to assist patients when complications arise.
Patients may need the following care, depending on the weight of the complications:
- Mobility assistance through adaptive equipment like wheelchairs, braces, and crutches.
- Rehabilitative care to increase independent living
- Medication management and administration
- Catheterization to aid in urinary dysfunction
- Coordination with different therapists and specialists for treatment and medication
Fortunately, there is personal care in Indiana that can assist patients with this condition. Intrinsic Home Care, Inc. has been serving and caring for patients for a few years now through dedicated and highly qualified caregivers, therapists, nurses, and home health aides. They are a reliable and significant source of home healthcare services.
If you or someone you know requires companion care in Illinois due to complications caused by Spina Bifida or any other illnesses, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 219-961-2560 or 312-967-3177. You can also visit our website at www.intrinsichomecare.com to know about other services we provide for our clients. We are always available to make your lives better and more convenient.