ALS Care

Our caregivers are trained to provide compassionate and comforting care to individuals living with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. A progressive neurodegenerative disorder, ALS affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, eventually leading to loss of mobility, difficulty with speech, and challenges with daily activities.We understand the challenges of this progressive neuromuscular disease and are committed to providing the highest standard of care to meet the unique needs of each individual.

Our goal is to help individuals with ALS maintain their dignity, independence, and quality of life while providing them with the compassionate care they deserve. If you or a loved one is living with ALS, our caregivers can help you navigate this time with comfort, compassion, and understanding.

Our Story Begins with ALS

Providing professional and compassionate care for clients battling ALS is paramount to Compass Homecare’s story. Company founders, Sheldon and Beth Crystal experienced the impacts of this disease firsthand when Beth’s mother (Sheldon’s mother-in-law) was diagnosed with ALS. Following her diagnosis, her one wish was to remain at home, surrounded by her family, friends, and cherished memories. It was through this process that Sheldon and Beth learned the complexities and rapidly changing conditions of this disease, and found an intrinsic desire to help others facing similar situations to their own. With a deep understanding of ALS, their goal is to lead others to the place where they can find support, care, and comfort in the place they call home.

Is Home Care Right for You?

Navigating life with ALS is a profound journey, one that should be graced with dignity, comfort, and the utmost care. At Compass Homecare, we are devoted to ensuring individuals living with ALS maintain their independence and quality of life within the familiar surroundings of their own home in the Greater Toronto Area.

Understanding the realities of ALS is essential, both for those diagnosed and for their families. Our compassionate team at Compass Homecare is here to provide expert care, easing day-to-day tasks and offering comfort and pain relief while fostering holistic wellness. 

Our caregivers can assist with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, toileting, meal planning, and grooming, as well as provide mobility assistance and medication management. We also offer emotional support and companionship, providing a listening ear and a comforting presence during difficult times.

Nurse Care Services

Our Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses are highly experienced and specialize in home health care. Services range from ALS symptom management to ensuring that all medical needs are expertly managed in the home environment.

Personal Care Services

Our Personal Support Workers (PSWs) provide empathetic assistance with activities of daily living, adapting as your needs change over time. Whether it’s grooming, meal preparation, mobility assistance, or whatever else is required, our PSWs are trained and personally committed to making clients feel valued and respected. We are highly experienced in ALS management and are here to help with every aspect of your daily living.

Therapeutic Care Services

Our comprehensive therapeutic care, including Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, is designed to enhance your independence and comfort at home. From recommending ambulatory devices to prescribing range-of-motion exercises, our therapists play a crucial role in managing ALS.

Occupational Therapy Services

Our occupational therapists are dedicated to maximizing your independence, teaching new strategies for task completion, and recommending home modifications that facilitate safety and ease of living. Daily exercises also play a crucial role in ALS management. Depending on the client’s case, our occupational therapists will provide exercises aimed to slow respiratory and physical decline.

Hospice Services

We approach end-of-life care with love, respect, and unparalleled professionalism. Our hospice services offer comprehensive medical, emotional, and spiritual support for those with ALS and their families, ensuring comfort and dignity until the end. 

From specialized nursing care to heartfelt companionship, our diverse range of services is tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual living with ALS.

Benefits of ALS Home Care

Our home care services offer invaluable advantages to individuals living with ALS, as well as to their families. It prioritizes the safety and comfort of patients, enabling them to stay in their own homes while being cared for, close to friends and family. This intimate setting is a cornerstone of the compassionate care we provide at Compass Homecare. 

Here are more ways that home healthcare can enrich the lives of you and your family:

Nurse-managed care delivered conveniently in your own home
Regular, meaningful interactions with family members
Family involvement (loved ones become an integral part of the care team)
Personalized, attentive one-on-one care
Relief and rest for family caregivers
Expert clinical supervision and evaluations
Guidance and education tailored for family caregivers
Smooth and supported transitions to higher levels of care when necessary

Personalized Care for Personal Diagnoses

At Compass Homecare, we are privileged to play an integral role in aiding those with ALS to continue living at home with comfort, independence, and dignity, as we ardently await new therapies.

We are here to guide you every step of the way, providing the information and resources you and your family need to navigate life with ALS. With every client we see, we further understand the uniqueness that comes with each ALS diagnosis. Our care plans are custom-designed to address the specific needs, lifestyles, and wishes of each client, emphasizing holistic, comprehensive care.

Let us be your compass as you navigate life with ALS. Contact Compass Homecare today to discuss how we can support you and your family through this time.

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