In the gut-wrenching, heart-moving documentary Gleason, which opened in theatres last month, Steve Gleason made a film about his struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The former NFL New Orleans football star wanted to produce something for his unborn child so that his son can remember his father’s former glory before the progressive disease would take over. ALS was coined “Lou Gehrig’s disease,” after a famed baseball player Henry Louis “Lou” Gehrig, who played for the New York Yankees from 1923 to 1939. ALS is a motor neuron disease that destroys an individual’s ability to speak, swallow, and eventually, breathe.
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ALS is a slow progressive and fatal disease that is characterized by muscle twitching, muscular stiffness, and muscles shrinking in size. The cause of Lou Gehrig’s remains unknown, but there is a lot of support for families who have a loved one with Lou Gehrig’s, such as A-1 Home Care in LA County. The average survival rate for patients with ALS is 3 years after the initial diagnosis; some may live as long as 10 years after the onset. You and your loved ones can benefit from 24 hour ALS Care, such as assistance with feeding, meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing, grooming, and transportation to medical appointments in your area or beyond.
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A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency dedicated to providing safe and secure in-home care for seniors and their entire families in LA County. Being bonded and insured means that our caregivers have to go through a criminal background screening before they’re allowed to care for the elderly. The advantage of hiring a caregiver through a reputable agency such as A-1 Home Care is that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will only release criminal history to a qualifying organization such as state-licensed agencies, schools, law enforcement agencies and non-profit organizations. The DOJ will not release criminal records to private families should they decide to hire a caregiver on their own. Protect your elderly loved ones and yourself by talking to an experienced care manager about your loved one’s needs at home. Customer satisfaction is 100% guaranteed!
For affordable ALS care, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit www.lainhomecareservice.com for services in Hollywood, Glendale, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Malibu, Beverly Hills and surrounding cities in LA County.