The cost of multiple sclerosis care

At The Good Care Group, we understand that finding effective and compassionate multiple sclerosis care for a loved one can be a daunting and emotional decision. We are here to provide support and guidance to families in need during what is often a difficult time.

Here we provide valuable information and insights into the costs of our multiple sclerosis care. Our goal is to empower families with the information they need to make well-informed decisions during their care planning. This way you can ensure your loved ones receive the compassionate and personalised care they deserve.

What is multiple sclerosis care?

Multiple sclerosis care refers to a range of care and support services provided to people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. MS can lead to a variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges, and as the disease progresses, people may need increasing levels of care and support to manage their symptoms and maintain their quality of life.

For over 10 years, The Good Care Group has supported people living with MS to live fulfilling and purposeful lives in the comfort of their own homes. We recognise that it can be an unsettling and worrying time for families when a loved one is diagnosed with the condition, but you do not have to face it alone.

The Good Care Group’s multiple sclerosis care at home means you can live well with the condition, maintaining as much independence as possible with the right level of care and support. We adopt a compassionate, flexible and holistic approach to MS care at home recognising the varying symptoms that a person can experience, but also the impact on their emotional, social and psychological well-being.

How much does multiple sclerosis care cost?

The cost of multiple sclerosis care at home is typically higher than other types of home care services due to the specialised nature of MS care. However, it’s important to note that opting for live-in care could still be more cost-effective than hourly or visiting care, which may require additional costs for specific complex care needs or clinical care tasks. Additionally, MS home care costs are typically equal to – if not less than – a residential care home with the added benefit of staying in your own home.

Live-in care from The Good Care Group starts at £1,295 per week for full-time care from six hours a day. Other options are available for different levels of care, including for multiple sclerosis. Get in touch with our friendly team today to request a free, no-obligation home assessment. 

One of our local care managers will meet with you and your family to discuss your concerns and how we can create a holistic MS care package tailored to your unique needs and wishes. We can then provide a transparent quote for the weekly cost of care – without any hidden costs.

What does the cost of MS home care cover?

  • Full, comprehensive assessment of your care needs
  • Bespoke plan of care developed in partnership with our team of clinical experts
  • A carefully matched and dedicated care team led by an expert regional Care Manager
  • Meal planning, household tasks and domestic support
  • Social activities and lifestyle enhancement
  • Companionship and emotional support for all the family
  • Access to clinical expertise and medical support
  • Specialist support and expertise – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

What are the benefits of MS home care?

  • Enhances quality of life for people living with MS: Multiple sclerosis care addresses the physical, emotional, and practical needs of people living with MS, so they can enjoy improved health outcomes and a better quality of life.
  • Symptom and pain relief management: By providing effective pain and symptom management, MS care helps people maintain their comfort and independence despite the challenges of their condition.
  • Maintain your independence and lifestyle: MS care isn’t about ‘taking over’ but rather empowering people to maintain their independence and preferred lifestyle. Carers can encourage personal hobbies, interests and daily routines to foster more joy out of life.
  • Companionship and emotional support for the whole family: MS care is a source of companionship and emotional support to people with MS and their families, helping them manage the emotional and psychological impacts of the illness.
  • Avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions: Having a professional carer on hand to monitor and identify any changes in a person’s health has been shown to reduce infections, slips and falls, and hospital readmissions.
  • Support during the end-of-life process: MS care can be delivered as palliative care which helps families navigate the challenges and uncertainties of the end-of-life process.

Funding the cost of MS care

You may be eligible for funding from your local council to cover the cost of MS home care depending on your financial circumstances and your care needs. Your local authority will only fund care at home (referred to as social funding) if your assets are worth less than £23,500.

If you have had a care needs assessment and have an identified healthcare need, you may be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. This is organised by your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to support you to receive care in your own home.

Many families are faced with having to fund the care they receive themselves (referred to as self-funding care). For these families, there are options to help finance care at home, including a Care Fees Annuity or an Equity Release scheme.

Read more about care funding here.

Why choose The Good Care Group?

Expertly trained carers

All our professional carers must complete our leading training programme before they care for our clients. Our programme has been created with leading charities and clinical experts and goes beyond mandatory requirements in the care sector. Carers are then equipped to provide high-quality care and support for those living with specialist conditions like MS. Our carers never stop learning new skills to further enhance the care they provide.

Continuity of care

Unlike an introductory home care agency, we employ our carers directly. This means they are committed to us, as we are to them. Carers enjoy the security and benefits of being employed, which means they stay with us longer. For families, this means that you get the continuity and consistency of the same care team caring for your loved one. High-quality care can be achieved with improved outcomes and no disruption to your loved one’s life.

In-house clinical experts

We have a dedicated team of in-house clinical experts.This includes a specialist consultant nurse. Our management team consists of nursing professionals. They guide our carers to provide safe and effective nurse-led care at home.

We also have our own in-house Occupational Therapist (OT) who works closely with healthcare professionals and our care teams. Our OT provides guidance and advice that enables people to live well in their own home with any equipment they need. These experts lead, monitor and support our care teams to deliver best practice nurse-led care at home.

A Fully-managed service

Families benefit from our fully managed service delivered by care experts. This means you do not need to worry about supervising and managing the carer looking after your loved one. Families do not have the burden of managing the care arrangement themselves.

Our professional carers are supervised by an experienced Care Manager and supported by clinical experts. We provide this support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We invest in our care management team to ensure they have enough time to give the support everyone needs.

Local teams with national coverage

We believe MS care is best delivered when it’s local to you. We operate throughout England and Scotland with dedicated Care Managers that only have a small number of local clients to support. This means they can provide higher levels of monitoring and support than other home care providers.

Talk to us about your MS care needs

Our friendly and experienced team is here to help you and your family make sense of the options available to you. Call us today – we will help you every step of the way.

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