Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease affecting the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and voluntary muscle movement. SMA involves the loss of nerve cells called motor neurons in the spinal cord and is classified as a motor neuron disease. There are a number of forms of SMA which means there is wide variability in age of onset, symptoms, and rate of progression.
Our specialist carers are trained to meet the individual needs of each client and can provide medication and clinical support as well as giving help with a series of everyday tasks, from cooking and cleaning, to getting to hospital appointments, as well as making suggestions about how to improve things such as mobility around the home.
Further information is available from Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK.