The care worker’s role

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive and terminal disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This information is for you if you’re a care worker – someone who is paid to provide care for people who are unable to look after their own care needs.

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As a care worker, you play a key role in helping to maintain quality of life for a person with MND.

You may be in more frequent contact with the person than other professionals involved in their care, so you will have a good overview of how they are day to day and will become aware of changes in their condition, or any extra needs they have.

With MND, it can be difficult to predict what might happen next and what support might be needed. If you notice any early signs of change and alert the right people, this may help to get support in place sooner.

If you are able to give detailed, objective feedback on the person’s condition and any changes, this can be very useful for other professionals who are providing care.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262