Currently with no cure, the terrible disease that claims that lives of millions of young people every year is cystic fibrosis (CF), a condition that severely damages the respiratory and digestive systems. Most children do not make it adulthood if they are born with cystic fibrosis, but nowadays, thanks to advancements in medical care, many of them make it into their 20s and some might even live into their 40s. Early detection and intervention are key to improving the quality of life for these young individuals.
Children with CF have an abnormally high level of salt in their sweat. You will notice persistent coughing, recurring lung infections, inflamed nasal passages, wheezing, breathlessness, poor weight gain, stunted growth, severe constipation, foul-smelling greasy stools and intestinal blockage, especially in newborn babies.
Home Care for Cystic Fibrosis
Under the supervision of a registered or licensed nurse, live-in certified nurse assistants (C.N.A.s) from home care agencies provide cystic fibrosis care for the child or young adult at home. The majority of CF patients prefer to stay at home where they feel more comfortable; as part of home care services, C.N.A.s prepare home-cooked meals, help with laundry and light housekeeping, and provide transportation to medical appointments. A-1 Home Care’s experienced nurse aides will monitor side effects of medication and ensure that patients get their accurate dose of medication on time, every time.
A-1 Home Care Works with Your Cystic Fibrosis Team
We understand that this deadly disease must be kept under control, and our C.N.A.s will work closely with your loved one’s medical team to ensure thorough medical care with attention to detail. We provide 24-hour care, seven days a week, and our phone lines are always open if you need support.
Call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 to ask about our cystic fibrosis care providers or visit us online www.sealbeachinhomecare.com for home care services in Seal Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Villa Park, Fountain Valley, and other cities throughout Orange County.