MND affects the everyday things we take for granted – daily tasks like washing, using the toilet and getting dressed can become more difficult and tiring with MND. Support is available to help you maintain independence for as long as possible. There are aids and equipment that can help and an occupational therapist (OT) can assess your needs and advise.
There may come a point when you need more assistance. Who provides personal care is your choice and you may want someone close to you to be involved. However, the challenges of MND increase over time. At some point, you and your caregiver may need help from care workers or other services. For tips on dealing with dressing, bathing and going to the toilet, please see our Everyday Activities Information Fact Sheet.
The IMNDA can provide funding for care in the home. This funding is designed to act as a top up to HSE funded home care hours when the HSE hours are not sufficient to provide the level of care that is required for the client. This service can be requested through one of our MND Nurses.
The IMNDA also provide funding for up to five nights of night nursing at the end of life stage of the disease. This is to be used as a top up to the nights available through the Irish Hospice Foundation. Requests for this service must be received from the palliative care team in conjunction with the MND Nurse.
We do not recommend any specific carers or care agencies but please find below details of agencies some of our client group have previously used. To find a carer, you can also ask your local public health nurse or health centre.
Home Instead Senior Care
Home Instead Senior Care® is a HSE approved provider of home care in all areas of the country. Our professional CAREGivers can provide 24 Hour Companionship & Personal Care Services together with Motor Neurone, Alzheimer’s & other Dementia Support as well as Palliative Care and Hospital Discharge Assistance. Neither giving nor receiving care is easy. Home Instead Senior Care® puts relationships first in order to protect the dignity of those receiving care, to support those providing care; ultimately enhancing the quality of life of both those we care for and their families.
Phone: 1890 930 847 or Visit www.homeinstead.ie to contact your local office for a free care consultation.
Since 2005 Comfort Keepers Home Care has been providing homecare services across the country, supporting clients and families to live at home independently. Our home care services support our clients to remain in the comfort of their own home and communities. At Comfort Keepers team we have a team of dedicated healthcare professionals which include Nurses, Social Workers and Social Care Workers who oversee your care needs and support the carer team in the community to ensure superior care and compassion is provided to you or your loved one.
We are a HSE approved provider of care since 2012. We are committed to quality care delivery and best practice standards. For over 10 years now, we have achieved ISO 9001 accreditation and EIQA certification and achieving EIQA gold medal standard in 2015. We are active members of our industry body Home and Community Care Ireland and support the call for regulation within the sector.
If you would like to avail of a no obligation, consultation to discuss you or your loved one’s care needs in more detail please contact us.
Phone 1850 911 800, Email firstname.lastname@example.org or please feel free to visit our website https://comfortkeepers.ie/
Private Home Care
Caremark provides care and support for anyone who wishes to remain in their own home, regardless of their illness, disability or situation. Caremark currently offers care and support in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kildare, Westmeath, Longford and Roscommon.
60 Lower Baggot Street,
Phone: 01 602 4711
Irish Hospice Foundation
The Irish Hospice Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the hospice philosophy and supports the development of hospice/palliative care. The Irish Hospice Foundation offers assistance for night nursing. The Irish Hospice Foundation provides funding for up to 14 nights’ nursing for patients, who are in the terminal phase of illness, are being cared for at home, and are receiving palliative home-care. Referrals must come from a specialist palliative care nurse or consultant – not from a G.P, public health nurse or family member. For more information on the assistance they offer click here.
Morrison Chambers (4th floor)
32 Nassau Street
Tel: 01 6793188
Fax: 01 6730040
Homecare Independent Living (HCIL) is a national leader in providing homecare services to clients, enabling them to continue living with dignity and independence, in their own homes. Our services include 24 hour domiciliary care, peripatetic care, floating support and nursing, as well as respite care.
Supported by a team of over 1,000 staff and more than 20 years in the market, with a reputation built on trust, quality and innovation, our clients are at the center of everything we do at HCIL.
Homecare Independent Living (HCIL)
Be Independent Home Care is a Nurse Owned and Managed Home Care Company. Our team of qualified and supervised Home Care Assistants operate in homes throughout Dublin. We are approved HSE Homecare Providers and our team of Care Assistants are fully trained, reference checked, insured and Garda Vetted and work in strict adherence to our policies, procedures and guidelines.
We recognise that each one of our clients has individual needs and so tailor our services to each client by carrying out a full initial needs assessment. Often our clients simply need help with things like washing, dressing, mobility assistance or meal preparation and as our home care services range from just a few hours a day up to overnight or full time care, this allows you to decide how much support you require.
The Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) comprises of a group of clinical professionals with specific expertise in MND who work in a hospital and community setting. The IMNDA links in with these healthcare professionals but they are not employed by us.
They include; Neurologist, Occupational Therapist (OT), Public Health Nurse (PHN), Social Worker, Physiotherapist, Speech & Language Therapist (SLT) Dietician, Counsellor and GP. They work as an integrated unit and their aim is to provide flexible and rapid accessible care for people with MND, their families and carers. The type of multidisciplinary expertise required by people with MND will vary depending on the stage of the illness. They can help with difficulties with every day things such as personal care, climbing the stairs, mobility support etc.
More information on the role of the Multi-Disciplinary Team can be obtained in the ‘Everyday Activities’ section in Your Personal Guide to Motor Neurone Disease.