When you receive a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), it can be a real shock and it can also have a practical impact on your daily life and how you live it. The physical and mental strain that you feel as a result of the illness and the shock it brings to you and those around you can be really tough to deal with, and it’s not something any person or any family should have to go through alone.
Activities can become more difficult and things you previously took for granted might now be more difficult than you ever imagined they would be. None of that has to stop you continuing to pursue the lifestyle you want to pursue. And the same applies to your family members and loved ones who might be hit by the diagnosis just as hard as you have been. We understand the damage this diagnosis to do, and that’s why we’re here to help.
At Home Caring, we provide at home care services for people with MS. We’ve worked with many people in a similar situation to yourself and we’re confident that we can assist you with improving your lifestyle and coping with the changes that have been brought about by the diagnosis you’ve recently been given.
What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
Multiple Sclerosis is a disease the impacts the body’s central nervous system. It gradually damages the nerve fibres in the nervous system, and it’s this that can affect your body and its general functionality. The coating of the nerve fibres is the thing that’s primarily damaged and they’re called myelin. It’s a problem that can impact people of all ages but is most commonly discovered in women between the ages of 20 and 40.
There are people above and below that age group that are impacted by MS though. Men can also experience it but they’re much less likely to than women because of the way in which hormones are believed to impact the development of the disease; of course, men and women have different hormones. It’s important to see a doctor if you’re worrying about any symptoms you’ve been experiencing and think you might have MS.
There are lots of different symptoms that are associated with MS but it can affect people in different ways. For some people, the illness will present itself in the form of dizziness, exhaustion and a loss of balance. Numbness of the skin and difficulty moving arms and legs properly can also suggest MS, as well as muscle spasms and problems with your vision.
How We Can Help with MS Care
The care we offer will always be tailored to your specific needs. People experience symptoms differently and the severity of those symptoms can vary a lot as well. This is something that we obviously have to take into account because our focus is always on offering you the care that’s most appropriate for you and suited to your requirements. The daunting task of dealing with this diagnosis will be made easier with our careful and compassionate assistance.
We put an emphasis on helping with those daily challenges that can sometimes overwhelm people when they’re getting used to living with this condition. We also offer care to people and families for whom MS has been a reality for a long time. We understand that care needs change over time when it comes to a problem like MS. Our trained assistants know how to help you with just about every problem you might experience with your condition.
We can help with the medical and practical needs that are necessitated by your condition, but we can also help with daily tasks around the house to make your life that little bit easier than it otherwise might be. This can include tidying up around the house and taking care of the things that you’re not able to for whatever reason.
Support with Medication and Physiotherapy
If you need help with taking the right medication each day, we can help you with that. We know that it can be tough to stay on top of things like that when you’re dealing with MS and you have a lot of other things going on in life as well. It can be good for families to get support with your medication as well so that the pressure is not on them to get these things right. As part of the overall care service we offer, we’ll ensure you take the right medication at the right time.
Many people who experience MS also do physiotherapy as a way to help with their mobility. It’s important to do whatever necessary to help keep your mobility as strong as it can be as your MS progresses. If you need help with this in your home or help finding time to get to your physiotherapy appointments, we’ll help you to do that. We understand that this is a vital need for anyone suffering from MS.
There are lots of things that you have to deal with when you have MS, but our carers are trained and experienced, allowing them to stay on top of all these things alongside you. This support ensures that you don’t forget things or don’t miss out on opportunities to strengthen your health for any reason whatsoever. Our carers will listen to your needs and help you in whatever way possible.
An Adaptable Care Service as Needs Change
Because we understand that the needs of MS sufferers change over time, we make sure that we’re able to offer you a care service that’s always adaptable to those changing needs. We don’t have a rigid idea of how our care services are provided. Instead, we listen to your needs and listen to how they might be changing over time in order to provide the most relevant care possible to you or your relative.
Our carers are trained in how to help people with MS, no matter what the particularities of your health situation are. They’ve seen all kinds of symptoms and situations, so they know how to respond and how to make your life easier and more comfortable when you’re having problems. Their care skills will make a real difference in your life and potentially offer those around the MS sufferer some more respite and time to be normal rather than having to be a carer all the time.
An adaptable service is vital to anyone experiencing MS, as well as those around them offering support in the home. When you’re looking for a service to use, this is something that you should make use of. The wrong approach to MS care will result in the wrong outcomes and your experience won’t be as positive as it should be. Remember to take this into account when choosing which services to use.
Informed Advice and Tailored Support
When you choose to use the service of Home Caring, you’ll be using the services of carers who have an informed knowledge of MS and what’s associated with it. That kind of advice is essential when you’re going through a lot and don’t know where to turn. This is just one example of how the emotional support provided by our carers is just as important as the medical and practical support they also offer. They’ll share their advice and recommendations with you when you want them.
As well as offering all kinds of emotional support, the support they offer in general will be tailored it your situation. We always take time to find out about you, your health and your home situation before we start providing our care services. This is important to us because by understanding all of these things better, we can make sure that the care we provide is better as well, so everyone benefits from this.
You only need to make clear what changes you want to make to your care or tell us what you want from our carers, and those changes will be made right away. Our number one aim is always offering you the care that’s best for you and that helps the people around you in the home. MS is a tough condition to deal with, but it’s much tougher when you don’t have access to the right care and support from people who know what they’re doing.
At Home Caring, we’re able to offer professional and reliable support to MS sufferers. The care we provide will be right for the individual and based on their particular needs. If you’ve been looking for a care option in your home for the specific problems caused by MS, we provide the solutions you’ve been searching for. Having already provided the very best MS care to many people, we believe in the ability of our care services to transform daily lives.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today and we’ll discuss all of these important matters with you in more depth. A member of staff will be ready to take your call, so call 1300 875 377.