Multiple Sclerosis Care

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system where the coating around nerve fibres is damaged which essentially results in signals travelling along nerves being disrupted. This can result in a wide variety of symptoms which affect people in different ways and may include difficulties with balance, movement, vision, sensation, numbness, bladder control and thought processes. Read more about the symptoms of MS.

Multiple Sclerosis affects over 100,000 people in the UK and there are many strategies that can be used to improve the symptom control and quality of life of those living with the condition.

There are two main types of MS which can have different ways of affecting people, symptoms may come and go in phases (relapsing-remitting MS) or steadily progress over time (primary progressive MS). The majority of people living with MS in the UK have the relapsing-remitting type of the disease. They will have episodes of worsening symptoms or the development of new symptoms and then these slowly improve over a period of time. The time between relapses and recovery can vary greatly from person to person and may be as little as several days through to several years.  Read more about the Types of Multiple Sclerosis

 

How Radfield Home Care Can Assist You

Because Multiple Sclerosis can affect people in so many different ways there is no 'one fit for all' solution of how to best assist those affected. With the care services we provide we can be extremely flexible with the amount or timings of care that are required. This can easily be adjusted as required to fit in with times where symptoms are making life more challenging and scaled back at times when symptoms are more controlled.

Carers can assist with all elements of household support, medication, personal care, getting out and about and continence care to ensure that quality of life is upheld with dignity, kindness and respect.