There are a range of treatments for epilepsy, including medication, therapeutic approaches, or surgery if seizures are severe and not responding to other treatments. These treatments should be discussed with your healthcare professional and taken into account when selecting your home care packages and considering the assistance of disability services.
Your treating doctors might suggest lifestyle changes to avoid triggers and try to reduce the risks associated with unexpected seizures. For example, you may need to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery. However, with the correct home care services, you can be assured of supported independent living for optimal wellbeing.
You will need to discuss various treatment options with your doctor, and it may be helpful to maintain the same physician for regular consultations — find a general practitioner (GP) near you.
If you have just been diagnosed with epilepsy, there is information available on living with epilepsy, including what people with epilepsy wish they’d known when they were diagnosed, how it might affect your lifestyle, and information about pregnancy and epilepsy. There are also a range of NDIS support service providers to ensure you have access to the best services.
You should discuss any concerns or changes to your epilepsy treatment or management with your GP.