LIFESTYLE

image of Tobi Dynavox eye gaze technology for ALS patients

EyeGaze Technology

Tobi Dynavox The eye gaze is a technology that synthesizes with your eye movements and allows you to type words with your eyes. It is a very useful tool if you lose the ability to speak or if it is difficult or painful to speak.

image of an ALS patient in motorized wheelchair

Motorized Wheelchair

A Motorized Wheelchair is excellent to generate a renewed feel of independence. You will be able to get around on your own without being dependent on those around you. And this way, if someone parks you facing a wall you can turn yourself around! 

image of an emergency button for an ALS patient

Emergency Button

An emergency button is a very good thing to have in case a PAL needs something urgent. The button we used is the SadoTech Model C Wireless Doorbell

image showing importance of a wheelchair accessible vehicle for ALS patients

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

For ease of transportation with a wheelchair. Our van manufacturer is BraunAbility

image of sleep number mattress helping ALS patient to have comfort when sleeping

Sleep Number Mattress

The Sleep Number Mattress has been our best friend the last few months.

an image of AVAP/BIPAP machine for person with ALS disease

AVAP/BIPAP

The AVAP/BIPAP Machine has been clinically shown to open up the chest cavity and allow for deeper breathing. Having this on at least 8 hours a day can have a significant effect on the prognosis of the disease.

image of Cough Assist to help ALS patient strengthen breathing and clear phlegm and mucus

COUGH ASSIST

The Cough Assist is aimed to exercise the coughing muscles such as the diaphragm to strengthen breathing and aid in clearing of phlem and mucus.

Lifestyle

FEEDING TUBE

The decision to get a feeding tube could be the best decision you make if made at the right time. Here are three reasons why you should consider one. 

  1. In ALS you will have an unusually high metabolism since calories are needed to breakdown muscles. 
  2. You will lose weight exponentially with a loss of muscle mass. 
  3. It may become more and more tedious and frustrating to eat with the loss of swallowing function

Administering feeds:

  1. Bolus Feeds using gravity
  2. Feeding Pump

Types of feeds:

  1. Home-made blended feeds
  2. Preblended feeds

*Patients may get nauseous with heavy feeds in which case, the volume and density should be regulated*

Contact Us

1437 Texas Highway 6
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
281-313-7435

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