Multiple Sclerosis (MS) care at home


Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis can happen when you’re relatively young.

It can be hard to watch a loved one experience the effects of a MS and the thought of moving into an elderly home or specialist setting is hugely upsetting. It’s crucial to find ways to manage looking after both yourself and your loved one.

At Edyn we know first hand the power of receiving the right care at home can have a positive impact on a person’s quality of life. Thanks to ongoing research, live-in care techniques and assistive technology, it is possible to live well with MS, and remain at home. We understand that everyone’s journey is different and the symptoms of MS vary between individuals and the day-to-day expression of the condition can likewise differ considerably.

What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord.

Once diagnosed, MS stays with you for life, but treatments and specialists can help you to manage the condition and its symptoms.

In MS, the coating that protects your nerves (myelin) is damaged. This causes a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance. It’s a lifelong condition that can sometimes cause serious disability, although it can occasionally be mild. In the UK people are most likely to find out they have MS in their thirties, forties and fifties. But the first signs of MS often start years earlier. Many people notice their first symptoms years before they get their diagnosis.

There are three main types of MS.


Symptoms


The central nervous system links everything your body does, so multiple sclerosis can cause many different types of symptoms.

The specific symptoms that appear depend on which part of your central nervous system has been affected, and the job of the damaged nerve.


Eyes and sight:

Partial or complete loss of vision,usually in one eye at a time, often with pain during eye movement.

Balance, walking and dizziness:

You might be wobbly on your feet from time to time, or you might need to move with more care than before to avoid losing balance.

Memory and thinking:

Cognitive problems can affect people with MS, but most people will be affected mildly.

Mental health:

It’s not unusual to experience depression, stress and anxiety when you have MS. Medication, talking therapies and self-help techniques can all make it easier to cope.

Unexplained pain or ache:

Pain is one way our bodies tell us that something is wrong. As we get older, it’s more common to experience aches and pains. But unexplained pain could be a sign of something more serious.

Cancer facts and stats

Over 130,000

people in the UK have MS

MS is the 

most common

disabling neurological disease of young adults in the UK.

Most people are diagnosed with MS in their  

20s and 30s

affecting more women than men

Multiple sclerosis in not inherited

The number of people living with cancer in the UK is increasing

3% every year

Nearly 7,000

people are newly diagnosed each year

MS live-in care

We understand that with patience, trust and genuine care, we can help those with MS maintain a high quality of life and live comfortably in their own home.

Ensuring your home is MS friendly

Ensuring your home is MS friendly

When considering live-in care it’s important to ensure that the home of the care recipient is safe and secure. Does it compensate for any difficulties they are experiencing? Does it keep them safe? Does it support their mobility?

At Edyn as part of our approach we complete a home risk assessment for all of our clients. Our care managers ensure that your home is the best possible setting for care. Small changes can make big differences.

Top MS care tip:


Ensuring mobility areas are safe with adequate space and having a dedicated area for medication with a well defined medication schedule are both crucial

Professional carers trained specifically for Multiple Sclerosis:

Professional carers trained specifically for Multiple Sclerosis:

Our professional care teams receive on-going training, mentoring and support based on the latest thinking and research that ensure they have the skills to deliver positive MS care. This includes:

  • Managing and administering medications
  • Providing emotional support
  • Moving and handling support
  • Cognitive exercises
  • Managing physiotherapy and occupational therapy
  • Running errands, such as collecting prescriptions and shopping for food
  • Managing your hospital visits
  • What our customers say:

    What makes Edyn stand out from other agencies we have used for live-in care is the fact that they care - the human touch is there.”

    Sarah Maya
    Mum

    Julie Maya
    Daughter

    Why choose live-in care with Edyn

    proffesional carers

    First class professional carers

    Each one of our carers is trained in house by our care support team.

    Support Teams

    Support teams to manage your care.

    Our dedicated care specialists will handle the progression of your care.

    Technology

    Technology to keep everyone updated

    Each one of our carers is trained in house by our care support team.

    Edyn Care is approved and regulated by the Care Quality commission

    the Gaurdian
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    evening standard