Multiple sclerosis (MS) care

We offer three types of care for people needing MS care and support.

What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

MS is a condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms. It’s a lifelong condition that can sometimes cause serious disability, although some people are affected less seriously with milder symptoms.

What are the symptoms of MS?

MS can cause a wide range of symptoms,  including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance. There’s no definitive list of first signs. What could be an early MS symptom for one person may never be experienced by another.

One of the more likely early symptoms of MS is a problem with vision. This is often because it’s a more ‘concrete’ symptom as opposed to harder-to-define neurological symptoms like numbness or tingling. You shouldn’t assume that these symptoms are a sign of MS – not everyone who experiences them will go on to get an MS diagnosis.

Agincare’s MS care and support

MS affects everyone differently and can take various forms. Although it can be life-changing, with the right support, you don’t have to lose your independence or your sense of self.

We offer three types of care for people needing MS care and support:

Live-in MS care

Our live-in care service gives you one-to-one support in the comfort and security of your own home from a carefully-matched care worker.

Live-in care gives you control over your care:

  • You can stay in your own home, alongside any family or pets
  • You can keep your independence and continue to be part of your local community, with your social life and timetable
  • The companionship of your care worker helps prevent isolation and loneliness
  • Your care worker can support you to get the medication, nutrition and hydration you need
  • Your care worker can take care of domestic chores such as cooking, cleaning and laundry
  • Live-in care is proven to reduce falls and hospital admissions
  • Peace of mind for family and friends that may not be local, knowing help is at hand 24/7

Our focus is to actively support you to adapt and overcome any limitations, ensuring that the things important in your life, which may include your employment, attending university and socialising, are maintained.

We don’t just focus on the physical effects of MS, but on the emotional ones too. We support you and your family to engage with the local community support services and groups as you choose.

Multiple Sclerosis training

All our care and support workers complete the nationally-recognised care certificate. Specific client needs-led training is taught by internal and external trainers and/or healthcare professionals. We also have an internal ‘Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness and Management’ training programme, covering:

  • Awareness of MS
  • Person-centred MS care and support
  • Promoting self management

We work with local and national MS organisations and our training company  to continually appraise and enhance our training to make sure we are supporting you in the best way possible.

Call us now on 01305443115 to talk to our team about how we can support you or a family member with personalised care.