Home Care for Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s disease is unique in the way it affects individuals, so we craft our care plans to be just as specialized.

A Holistic Approach to Huntington’s Disease Care

At Interim HealthCare, no care plan is one-size-fits-all. That’s especially true for our Huntington’s disease clients, who often need unique support and care to help alleviate the broad mental and physical effects of the disease. From assistance with performing physical therapy exercises to daily emotional support, our healthcare professionals can help provide specialized care for Huntington’s disease patients.

Huntington’s Disease

What is Huntington’s Disease?

Affecting approximately 30,000 people in the US, Huntington's disease is a genetic disease that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain over time. It is named for the physician who first published the precise symptoms and course of the disease in an article written in 1872.

 Huntington's disease has a broad impact on a person's functional abilities and usually results in movement, thinking (cognition), and psychiatric disorders. Symptoms of Huntington's disease usually develop between ages 30 and 50, but they can appear as early as age 2 or as late as 80. The hallmark symptom of Huntington's disease is uncontrolled movement of the arms, legs, head, face and upper body. Brain changes can lead to a decline in thinking and reasoning skills — including memory, concentration, judgment and ability to plan and organize — and to alterations in mood — especially depression, anxiety, uncharacteristic anger and irritability, and obsessive-compulsive behavior.

Individual Home Care

Comprehensive Home Care for Individuals with Huntington’s

Interim HealthCare professionals can design a Huntington’s disease care plan that incorporates therapies as well as assistance with homemaking tasks and medication management. Together, we’ll customize a program that includes:

  • Physical therapy to maintain coordination, balance, and flexibility
  • Recommendations for devices that help with movement and daily living
  • Maintaining a healthy body weight through nutrition and exercise
  • Speech therapy for improved eating and swallowing
  • Cognitive stimulation and emotional support
  • Safety supervision and ambulatory assistance
  • Medication reminders and management
  • Assistance with eating, dressing, bathing, grooming, light housework, and other daily activities
  • And more!

Experts in Huntington’s Disease Home Care Since 1966

Huntington’s disease affects individuals differently, with a wide range of symptoms and cognitive changes. We’ve been helping individuals and their families navigate the complexities of Huntington’s disease care at home for over 50 years. By examining the individual emotional and physical needs of your loved one, we can craft a holistic plan designed with their safety, comfort, and happiness in mind.