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MS Awareness Week

April 22nd marks the start of MS Awareness Week, a time dedicated to raising awareness about this complex neurological condition and the challenges faced by those living with it. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, leading to a wide range of symptoms that can vary greatly from person to person. As we come together to recognise this week, it’s essential to shed light on the importance of support and care for individuals living with MS. One crucial aspect of this support is domiciliary care, which plays a vital role in helping individuals manage their condition and maintain their independence while living at home.

Currently 1 in 500 people in the UK have MS, with 7,000 newly diagnosed each year. That’s 130 per week!

Multiple Sclerosis is a condition that affects the brain and spinal cord, disrupting the flow of information within the central nervous system. This disruption can result in various symptoms including fatigue, muscle weakness, numbness or tingling, difficulty walking, vision problems, and cognitive changes. MS is a highly unpredictable disease, with symptoms that can come and go or progressively worsen over time, making it challenging to manage on a day-to-day basis.

Within the sanctuary of home, individuals with MS find support through Guardian Angel Carers who provide an extension of empathy, compassion and assistance tailored to meet their needs.

Guardian Angel Carers support encompasses:

Medication Management – Ensuring individuals adhere to their treatment plans and medication schedules.

Mobility Support – Our Care Angels provide mobility assistance, including transferring from bed to chair, mobility aids, and assistances with exercises to improve strength and flexibility.

Personal Care Tasks – Helping with daily activities such as washing, dressing, preparing meals, all while preserving dignity.

Guardian Angel Carers take a person-centred approach when supporting individuals with MS, this is essential as an individual’s needs can change drastically from day to day depending on the severity of their symptoms. When supporting an individual with MS, the care team follow their cues and respond to what they feel is need that day, ensuring they have access to the appropriate care when required.

Overall, Guardian Angel Carers offer invaluable support and companionship for those living with MS, empowering them to live the fullest while receiving the care and assistance they need in the comfort of their own home.

By raising awareness and understanding the challenges faced by those with MS, we can work together to ensure everyone effected by this condition receives the care and support, and compassion they deserve.