Epilepsy, a seizure disorder, is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the U.S. after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, epilepsy affects approximately 2.2 million Americans and one in three adults knows someone with this medical condition. Even though its prevalence is greater than autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease combined, it is among the least understood of the major medical conditions.
Ace Human Services is your partner in providing home care for individuals who have epilepsy. Our care can range from supervising activities of daily living to providing complex personal care such as bathing, transfer assistance and assistance with feeding. Our direct support persons also can remind an individual to take scheduled medications.
Also our staff can provide transportation to social and recreational activities, running everyday errands like grocery shopping or picking up prescriptions, or going to a medical appointment. This means that we can assist family members in receiving respite care so they have some time to recharge their batteries. It also means that this type of support for an adult may help keep them in the comfort of their own home.
For more information about epilepsy and to find supportive resources visit: http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/livingwithepilepsy/parentsandcaregivers/index.cfm