Live-in Care for Multiple Sclerosis | Specialist MS Home Care

Live-in care for multiple sclerosis

Caring for an individual living with multiple sclerosis can be challenging as the condition flares up or progresses. Many people mistakenly think that residential care or a nursing home is the only option. However, this is not the case, as live-in care is a welcome alternative to moving home and selling up.

At The Good Care Group, we believe that people living with multiple sclerosis can continue to experience a high standard of life and live as independently as possible. Live-in care services for multiple sclerosis are designed to recognise and manage the symptoms of the condition with a personalised approach.

Our team of trained carers are experienced in caring for clients with long term or complex health conditions and are dedicated to providing compassionate care designed to meet the specific needs of each individual. Whether your loved one needs assistance with daily activities, companionship, or round-the-clock support, our experienced live-in carers are here to enable them to live comfortably at home.

If you’re looking for expert support in caring for a loved one with multiple sclerosis, please contact us to discuss your loved one’s care needs. We offer a free, no-obligation home care assessment to help get you started.

What is live-in care for multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a health condition that affects the brain and spinal cord causing mobility issues, problems with vision, balance, and coordination. Therefore, it is understandable that people living with this condition may require extra support in carrying out daily tasks and activities. Live-in care for multiple sclerosis addresses the common issues that individuals living with the condition face on a daily basis, creating a personalised care plan to enable them to live as comfortably as possible.

Live-in multiple sclerosis care at The Good Care Group is delivered by specially trained carers with experience of handling the challenges posed by the major types of multiple sclerosis (MS), which include:

  • Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS): the most common form of MS in which symptoms flare up and disappear periodically.
  • Secondary-Progressive MS (SPMS): with this form of MS a person’s symptoms will worsen more steadily over time. Symptoms can be managed and progression slowed down.
  • Primary-Progressive MS (PPMS): a less common form, characterised by slowly worsening symptoms without any relapses or remissions from the first signs of symptoms.

Our multiple sclerosis live-in carers are dedicated to keeping your loved one safe, happy and comfortable in their own home. All our carers are expertly trained in how to care for someone living with multiple sclerosis to provide compassionate and flexible care in-line with the fluctuating nature of the condition.


How does live-in care support MS?

Living with the unpredictable symptoms of multiple sclerosis can be challenging and may severely impact an individual’s quality of life and independence. Here’s how our live-in care service offers personalised support tailored to the specific needs of people living with multiple sclerosis:

Enhancing autonomy and independence

When a care home seems like the only option, live-in care can offer a welcome alternative to those living with the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Live-in care can help to retain an individual’s autonomy and independence by allowing them to remain in their own home. Live-in care can also be tailored to an individual’s daily routine and personal preferences, so that they feel in control of their lives and are able to make their own decisions.

Help with medication management

As multiple sclerosis can cause individuals to experience difficulties in thinking and planning, this can impact their ability to manage their own medication safely. A live-in carer with expertise in multiple sclerosis, is able to organise medication and remind individuals to take them in a timely manner.

Our live-in carers monitor for any adverse reactions or changes in condition and can promptly notify healthcare professionals as needed. By overseeing medication management, live-in carers help optimise treatment outcomes, which leads to fewer falls, infections and unnecessary hospital admissions.

Socialising and companionship

Multiple sclerosis can be an isolating illness as it affects mobility and limits an individual’s ability to get out and about and meet with friends and family. Not only can a live-in carer provide transportation to social engagements, they can also offer companionship care to reduce feelings of loneliness and encourage interaction.

Enhanced safety

Live-in carers place the safety and well-being of people living with multiple sclerosis as their number one priority. Our live-in carers are trained to anticipate and address common safety concerns, including mobility issues, risk of trips and falls and emergency response protocol.

For individuals at risk of losing their balance or experiencing difficulty walking as a result of multiple sclerosis, live-in care is designed to mitigate risks and ensure a secure living environment. The reassurance provided to both our clients and their families is invaluable, giving them peace of mind and confidence that their care is in safe hands. Our in house Occupational Therapist can provide advice and support where required.’


Safe mobility

Mobility issues are common symptoms of multiple sclerosis which can cause problems with walking and moving around. Live-in care can help to ease an individual’s mobility problems in a variety of ways. From removing trip hazards and clutter around the home to offering transport to physiotherapist appointments and more, a live-in carer can help an individual remain mobile for as long as possible.

Support with personal care

Dressing, keeping a tidy appearance, and maintaining proper personal care may seem like simple tasks, but for individuals with mobility, balance or coordination problems, they can become increasingly challenging. Our professional carers can assist those experiencing difficulties in maintaining self-care in a sensitive and dignified way.

Whether it’s offering discreet reminders, a helping hand, or full assistance with personal care routines, our carers adapt to your loved one’s changing needs. By ensuring they are appropriately dressed and groomed according to their preferences, our carers help ensure their clients look and feel their best and maintain their dignity and sense of well-being.

Encouraging healthy living

Our live-in carers are dedicated to supporting individuals with multiple sclerosis in maintaining healthy lifestyle habits. This includes ensuring they have access to nutritious meals, assisting with meal preparation, and encouraging gentle exercise.

Exercise is proven to be beneficial for people living with multiple sclerosis, improving core and leg strength and stability. A live-in carer can encourage individuals to take part in gentle exercise, such as yoga, in order to combat fatigue and other common symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

Care in the comfort of home

Most people would prefer to stay in the comfortable surroundings of home when faced with the prospect of making decisions concerning care. Live-in care allows individuals to remain in their own home, following established routines and staying within their local community.

Opting for live-in care avoids the unnecessary stress of packing, leaving and selling the home they love. The secure surroundings of home may also reduce the risk of disorientation, trips and falls as individuals are more confident making their way around a familiar space than navigating a new setting.

CQC-rated ‘Outstanding’ live-in multiple sclerosis care

At The Good Care Group, we know receiving care in the comfort, safety and familiarity of your own home has far reaching benefits in improving the health and well-being for a person living with multiple sclerosis. For over 10 years, we’ve helped countless families just like yours receive the multiple sclerosis care they need in the place they love most – their own home.

We know how important choosing the right live-in carer is for you and your family. We will work with you to carefully choose a carer that can meet all your care and support needs, while sharing common interests and backgrounds. Your care team really gets to know your loved one’s unique needs, ensuring they get consistency of care. We know this means life is more enjoyable for everyone.

Contact us for your free, no-obligation home care assessment. We will meet with you and your family at a convenient time to discuss your care needs and how we can help.

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