Multiple Sclerosis Care
Live with this challenging condition, while still having independence – it’s possible!
Many in the UK live with the chronic autoimmune disease called MS (Multiple Sclerosis). Each person experiences MS in a different way and our skilled CareAngels can assist you at home. We customise your home care according to your specific needs.
Personalised care to suit your life
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong condition. For some, the effects of MS are mild, but it can develop into a challenging disability. It may even require significant life changes.
Guardian Angel Carers can ease this transition process.
Our range of home care options include:
- Daily visits
- Around-the-clock support through live-in and overnight care
- A combination of the two
We’ll create a personalised care plan that works best for patients and their loved ones.
Feel good about help at home
at any stage
The manner in which MS affects lives are different. For some, stress and illness can trigger MS episodes. Unfortunately, they often simply take place without warning. In this case, having a Guardian Angel Carer gives peace of mind to our clients and their family.
Our CareAngels can visit regularly or live in your home. No matter the arrangement, you never have to worry about being alone at the onset of a challenging episode.
Why Guardian Angel Carers?
Continuity of care
Team of professionals
Trusted by the experts
Unique and personal service
Dedicated care manager
Timely and responsive
A complete solution
What is MS exactly?
This chronic disease originates in the brain and spinal cord, but it can affect all parts of the body. MS impacts the coverings of nerve endings, so it can affect the entire central nervous system. This is why one can observe symptoms in so many different situations.
A person’s MS symptoms depend on the part of the nervous system the disease affects. The brain and the spinal cord, after all, make decisions about nearly everything the body can do.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Symptoms of multiple sclerosis can manifest at any age. However, most people who have MS were diagnosed in their 20s and 30s.
Anyone can develop symptoms of MS, but the disease appears to impact mostly women.
Pregnancy and MS
Because MS often strikes during a woman’s child-bearing years, emotional support and careful planning are key. Important facts about MS and pregnancy:
- Multiple sclerosis does not limit a woman’s ability to have children in a direct way.
- For women with MS, conscientious planning is vital to ensure that pregnancy care and post-natal care plans are in place.
- Whilst pregnant, a woman with MS might find that she relapses less often.
- After the delivery, the fatiguing early days with a newborn make extra support an important priority.
- Do you only need assistance for certain periods during your pregnancy and post-natal period?
Guardian Angel Carers prioritises flexibility. We can create a care plan that suits your needs, and offer both short and long-term care plans.
Signs of Multiple Sclerosis
Early signs of MS include but aren’t limited to:
- Tingling sensations or ‘pins and needles’ in different parts of the body
- Motor problems that affect walking, balance, and/or coordination
- Cognitive issues with problem-solving, thinking, and planning
- Muscle stiffness and spasms
- Problems with vision
Typically, you’ll need a neurologist to diagnose MS accurately. They use scans and other tests to look for various features and patterns of symptoms that definitively indicate Multiple Sclerosis.
Types of Multiple Sclerosis
One type of MS is relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis. This is the most frequently occurring form of MS. There will be episodes of new symptoms, or current symptoms that worsen for a length of time and then slowly improve. Experts call the periods of time in between these episodes ‘periods of remission’. With progressive MS, patients have symptoms that become gradually worse over time.
The medical profession have identified three forms of progressive MS. However, no matter which form impacts a person, they all involve symptoms that worsen.
How it works
Get in Touch
Either call, email or complete our online contact form and one of our helpful team members will assist you.
Your dedicated Care Assessor will visit at home or in hospital. This will be a free, no obligation initial assessment. We’ll discuss the level of care and frequency of visits you require, to create a personalised care plan.
Once your care plan starts, we will continually assess and review it in consultation with you. On a continual basis, we’ll ensure it aligns with your expectations and needs.