Multiple Sclerosis MS Care
We provide some of the best carers in the country to support MS sufferers so you can continue to live well in the comfort of your own home
Understanding Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a widely unpredictable inflammatory condition of the Central Nervous System affecting around 100,000 adults in the UK. There are many types of MS from relapsing remitting MS to benign MS, symptoms are wide ranging and no two people’s experiences are the same. This is why our carers are trained to offer the best care that they can relevant to the symptoms being experienced.
Flexibility and person-centred Multiple Sclerosis care
People living with Multiple Sclerosis may require flexible care whether it is full-time or temporary and so our care package is tailored to individual requirements. All clients are comprehensively assessed to ensure that their care plan is relevant to the symptoms being experienced.
Our carers are trained to recognise and support the many and varied signs and symptoms of MS such as fluctuating mobility, sensory and continence changes, speech and swallowing difficulties as well as cognition problems and pain management.
We offer practical advice to reduce the anxiety and stress many of these primarily invisible symptoms of MS can cause, keeping the environment even and temperate to help reduce muscle stiffness and inflammation being just one.
Carers learn skills and techniques which they put into daily practice to support and improve the quality of life for those living with MS as their condition progresses, empowering them and enabling them to continue to live their lives as they wish.
Christies Carers are trained to support MS throughout its various stages. Some days you may need more help than others, whether it’s personal care, mobility care or just a chat over a cup of tea, your carer is carefully selected to understand and support your needs.
The MS society funds research, provides grants and campaigns for change to stop MS in its tracks and to support independence for sufferers. For more help and advice, please look at www.mssociety.org.uk
Multiple Sclerosis: Client case study
Proven success – Outstanding results
Ruth worked as a hairdresser and a dinner lady. She was a keen horse rider and loved sketching and drawing. Juggling motherhood and work was naturally difficult but very fulfilling.
Ruth was diagnosed with MS after she gave birth to her first son. For many years there were no symptoms at all and she had a second son and thought that maybe the doctors had misdiagnosed, or the illness had gone away.
The first sign that the MS was progressing came when she started tripping up kerbs and over time little things like everyday household chores were becoming harder.
Driving became impossible as the illness progressed and it was hard for her to accept that the things she loved to do had become a thing of the past. Her younger son cared for her at first, though as the MS progressed she felt she had become a burden and it was especially difficult as she came to require more personal care.
As Ruth’s condition progressed she and her family decided full-time MS care was needed. With a Christies Care home care package in place, Ruth is able to remain in the home she and her family love and enjoys a more dignified and independent lifestyle.
Lorenza, one of Ruth’s carers says, “She is a lovely lady, who still has so much to give and although her illness has taken much away from her, she still retains an incomparable sense of humour and a love for life that she lives to the full.”