Multiple sclerosis and home care

Multiple sclerosis, otherwise known as MS, is a medical condition that affects the brain and spinal cord. Due to this, people living with multiple sclerosis often experience problems with their vision, arm or leg movements, sensations or balance – all issues that can have a drastic effect on everyday living by impeding independence and interfering with daily tasks. 

Fortunately, support from a dedicated carer through home care can help minimise the difficulties associated with multiple sclerosis. If you or a family member are living with this chronic condition, read on to discover how specialist care in Romford and frinton on sea and surrounding areas can help. 

More about multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system by disrupting the flow of information between the brain and body. Although the exact cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown, research shows that it’s an autoimmune disease, meaning something triggers the immune system to mistakenly attack the brain and spinal cord. 

The condition can develop at any age but most often affects people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, making it one of the most common causes of disability in younger adults. Women are 2 to 3 times more likely than men to be diagnosed. 

Living with multiple sclerosis

Living with multiple sclerosis presents newfound challenges to everyday life. Symptoms vary from person to person, ranging from mild to severe, and can come and go in phases. In many cases, symptoms steadily get worse as time goes on. 

A person diagnosed with this condition may experience visual problems such as blurry vision, and have trouble controlling their bladder. They may also be more tired than usual, experiencing high levels of fatigue.

In addition, muscle stiffness or spasms are also a common occurrence. This can contribute to difficulty walking, problems with balance or coordination, and numbness in different parts of the body. 

Due to the impact multiple sclerosis has on the brain, a person living with this condition may experience problems with learning, thinking, and planning. 

How can specialist home care help?

Our specialist home care services are designed to help people living with complex conditions live full, rich lives – all from the comfort of their home. It’s our goal to empower those living with multiple sclerosis to retain their independence and live safely at home for as long as possible. 

Some of the duties you can expect our specially trained team to perform include help with personal care such as dressing, toileting, and washing. We’ll also ensure the house is neat and tidy, with all safety hazards taken care of. In addition, we’ll help out in the kitchen by cooking nutritious meals and doing the cleaning up afterwards. 

Our wraparound service also includes coordinating with the wider healthcare team to ensure continuity of care and that all your medical needs are taken care of. 

The beauty of home care is that all that support is tailored towards an individual’s needs and preferences, so the level of assistance we provide is completely up to you. We’re here for you when you need us. 

Get in touch 

If you or a loved one are living with multiple sclerosis and could benefit from the specialist care we provide, we are here for you. Please feel free to get in touch or give us a call on 0800 999 3447. Our professional team will be happy to answer any of your questions or provide more information on how we can support you.