How an assistive bed can make living with MND easier

Motor Neurone Disease, also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), is a rare condition that progressively damages the nervous system.

It causes motor neurones in the brain and spinal cord to stop working properly resulting in a progressive loss of muscle activity.

This life-limiting neurodegeneration means that all mobility is lost over time so assistance with accessing a bed is critical for ongoing dignity and care – both for the user and carers. Theraposture adjustable beds can provide the necessary functionality so that living at home with MND is more manageable.

Theraposture beds are tailor-made to encompass profiling and/or variable height to assist users living with MND.

The profiling action allows the head or foot end of the bed to raise and lower independently so the ideal sleeping can be achieved.

As breathing becomes an increasing challenge with MND, sleeping with the head raised can improve this situation and offer more comfort at night.

Couples can still sleep together if one of the partner’s has MND through the selection of a dual combination adjustable beds.