Muscular dystrophy care

Spectacular muscular dystrophy care

Living with muscular dystrophy comes with several challenges. But having the right care in place, from professional healthcare assistants can bring support, comfort and hope.

In the UK, 1 in every 1,000 people are diagnosed to have muscular dystrophy and other muscle wasting conditions as spinal muscular atrophy.  Muscular dystrophy is an inherited genetic condition that causes the muscles to weaken over time. Changes in the genes responsible for the structure and functioning of the body’s muscles result in muscular dystrophy.

There are many different types of muscular dystrophy, affecting people in different ways. Muscular dystrophy often initially affects a particular group of muscles, before affecting the muscles more widely and causing increasing disability. Even though such conditions are rare, we provide customers living with muscular dystrophy with support from professional carers. Our carers will offer you support in the familiar environment of your own home, as well as advice and guidance for your treatment options.

We understand that muscular dystrophy and associated muscle diseases can result in different physical challenges as time progresses. That’s why we don’t simply focus on current condition, undertake proactive actions to delivering reactive and diligent care that will meet our clients’ needs as time goes by.

Research reveals that personalised neuromuscular care plans and condition-specific emergency alert cards are vital documents that can help keep sufferers safe and healthy. Our specialist teams of care assistants and nurses can provide the care that suit you and your needs and tailored to your condition.


Whether you’re looking for the first care provider to support, or looking for a change in healthcare company that better suits your needs; we believe we can provide you a lifestyle driven care solution.

How can Verity Healthcare help?

At Verity Healthcare, we pride ourselves on providing a flexible service, tailored to our clients needs to help them to enjoy a full, independent life in their own home. Our approach to care planning for our clients goes the extra mile, taking into account our clients lifestyle choices as well as all their health needs. We encourage emotional well-being by motivating and enabling our clients to take part in activities they enjoy and interacting with others.

We believe that every client has unique needs and so should receive the care that works for them. Our approach is to give our clients control of their care by making sure that every decision and action focuses on their specific needs. Our Clinical and Nursing Team work in close partnership with our clients and other health professionals to assess your clinical and social requirements to develop a bespoke, comprehensive care and lifestyle plan that addresses our client’s needs and mitigate risks.

All care and nursing staff to be assigned to you will be fully trained at our Centre for Professional Development to provide exceptional care and support to meet your specific  needs. We pride ourselves on the quality of training and support provided to employees and we are confident that they can meet your care, lifestyle and independence needs.

Call us today to find out how we can support you at home and help you to live the life you want.  We’ll offer exceptional reablement care, nursing care and emergency care to help you live as independently. Get in touch today on 0203 643 5295 to discuss your options.

Specialist muscular dystrophy care

Verity Healthcare are committed to providing specialist muscular dystrophy care through our clinical excellence protocols. Our nurse-led team will ensure that we’re always upholding the highest standards of quality care for our clients.  We’ll assign highly skilled support worker who shares your interest and preference to support you on your way to full recovery.

As such, we make sure that all of the care worker assign to work with each client receives training specific to the clients they are working with. We conduct regular monitoring, review, and training to ensure that standards do not slip. Our expertise and experience in all these areas means we are well placed to support individuals and families at all stages of muscular dystrophy.

Our care assistants receive ongoing support and supervision from our nursing team to deliver specialist support to people with spinal injury, including those who require:

  • respiratory and gastrostomy management such as tracheostomy change
  • naso-gastric feeding including PEG feeding
  • ventilator care
  • tracheal suction;
  • oxygen therapy.
  • medication administration
  • ambubagging
  • chest percussion

Our care solution is directly tailored to your specific needs and can range from short-term visiting care where, our care worker will visit for a 30 mins or more to offering live-in support for people with muscular dystrophy or spinal muscular atrophy. Your care solution will take into account your home situation to ensure that your team is sufficiently flexible to meet your needs.

To aid in providing exceptional care, Verity Healthcare care workers have the expertise to:

  • Undertake physiotherapy exercises: supporting you with moving and handling exercises to strengthen your joints
  • Improve mobility: safely supporting you with standing, sitting and moving from room to room
  • Promote nutrition: cooking or collecting food shopping
  • Perform domestic chores such as washing up, vacuuming, washing laundry
  • Provide personal care including, bathing/washing, changing clothes and changing clothes
  • Develop life skills – supporting with learning new skills, education and work aspirations
  • Manage medicine – assisting with taking the right medicines as prescribed to improve health and wellbeing
  • Encouragement to relearn skills and do things for yourself to maintain your independence
  • Running errands such as collecting prescriptions or helping with the food shopping

Our friendly, highly experienced, team members understand that it’s natural to have many questions and reservations when deciding whether to receive support at home.  Get in touch today for a completely flexible and custom-made support and care.

Call us on 0203 643 5295 to discuss your needs or  email us You can request a callback and we’ll return your call.

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