Huntington’s Disease


Byron provides long term care needs for those with Huntington’s Disease (HD).

We work closely with the Indiana University Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence to provide specialized resources to our team members. Byron staff provide care and opportunities while still realizing the unique physical and emotional sides of the disease. Training is the key to successfully caring for the complex needs of this unique population. Our partnership with Indiana University helps to continually educate our staff, ensuring they are providing exceptional care. This training begins with hiring practices to ensure the best employees are selected. Through a multi-disciplinary approach to training, team members learn about the physiology of the disease and how to proactively manage behaviors which may arise.

Because the onset of HD usually happens at a younger age, fitting in at a long term care community may be difficult. Having an overall younger population adds to the ease of acceptance and encourages specific opportunities to fit in at our community easier.

We host a monthly HD support group in partnership with HDSA which is moderated by faculty and staff from the University of Saint Francis. As a community, we also support and participate in several different events that raise funds and awareness about HD including walks, bowling, concerts and other experiences.

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