MS Awareness Week 2017 | Multiple Sclerosis

MS Awareness Week 2017

The Good Care Group show support for MS week and share how you can get involved.

This year is the 25th anniversary of Ms specialist nursing in the UK and The Good Care Group is proud to support MS Awareness Week.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition which affects around 100,000 people in the UK.  Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20-40, but it can affect younger and older people too. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system. In MS, the coating around nerve fibres (called myelin) is damaged, causing a range of symptoms. Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS. It’s normally diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 40, and affects almost twice as many women as men.

The Good Care Group will help to raise awareness of MS by sharing content from numerous helpful sources via our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please follow us for updates throughout the week.

If you would like to contribute to this fantastic cause, why not hold an implusive cake sale at work or simply donate directly to an organisation such as MS Society? It is with donors and volunteers that organisations such as MS Society can continue to fund research and provide information and support to individuals who need it.

If you would like more fundraising ideas, please click here.

How The Good Care Group can assist individuals living with MS

The Good Care Group has developed a specialist service for people with MS which was originally designed in partnership with the MS society. The service enables people with MS to access high quality care services for short periods of respite care as well as longer term care solutions. The emphasis is on life enhancing support more than care.

We understand that many people with MS lead independent lives and do not need full time care, which is why we made our live-in home support service as flexible and personalised as possible. Our support is available for as long or as little as necessary – we offer everything from short respite services to longer term 24 hour round the clock support. Our flexible holiday service enables our clients to enjoy a well-deserved trip – taking a carer with them, or allowing a family carer to take a much needed break.

Care can be booked for a minimum of 14 days although this can be split into smaller chunks, enabling clients to enjoy long weekends away. Longer services are also available for clients who either want to take a holiday with their loved ones, or who require more care due to family members needing a break or because their symptoms have increased. Permanent care is also available for those who require this.

The emphasis is on ensuring that the person with MS retains control and receives a service tailored to their personal preferences. Retaining dignity and being treated with utmost respect are vital.

Ultimately we believe that our multiple sclerosis home care service can help our clients to live with enhanced quality of life, whilst retaining all of the independence and control that they desire. For more information, please visit our website.

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