Finding Ocean Healthcare meant she could stay at home, something we all (her family) felt really strongly about.
Philip Williams

Caring for someone with a degenerative or congenital condition

Living with a chronic condition, whether degenerative (hereditary) or congenital (not hereditary) means that you or your loved ones care needs to adapt as the condition progresses and changes over time. Getting the right care and support to see you through those changes can make all the difference.

There are a lot of different conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Huntington’s Disease, Motor Neurone (MND) Disease and Cerebral Palsy to the less well-known such as Friedreich Ataxia, Kennedy’s and Marfane Syndrome Disease. In the UK over 320,000 people live with a degenerative or congenital condition at any one time and not everyone will be affected in the same way.

Personalised care and enabled living for people with a Degenerative or congenital condition

At Ocean Healthcare our nurse-led care team work closely with the individual, their family and their medical professionals to ensure that their personal care plan meets their needs.  These plans are regularly reviewed to ensure that we’re always providing the right level of care and support

However, it’s not just about medical or clinical needs. A person with a condition still has things they want to achieve and do. This could be a special aim or goal they want to achieve or simply being able to get involved in an activity on a daily basis. Therefore, we see our role as carers is as much about supporting and enabling them to achieve these goals as it is caring for their medical needs.

Our care teams are fully trained and have specialist skills to ensure they can support a range of complex conditions at home using appropriate specialist equipment. 

Please do book a call or get in touch with us if you have a loved one
that you are looking for care for in the Devon area.

Benefits of Care at home

Being at home allows someone greater independence as well as the opportunity to build or maintain precious relationships with families and friends. There are other benefits too including:

  • More privacy and dignity at home.
  • Familiar surroundings and routines.
  • Greater independence.
  • Flexibility to choose the kind of care you receive and how often.
  • Personalised care plans that can change with your needs.
  • Home surroundings tend to be calmer and more peaceful.
  • A regular team or dedicated carers.
  • Care at home can significantly improve quality of life.
  • More opportunities to integrate and socialise in the community.