At Bridgewater Home Care we understand just how much of an impact Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can have on an individual’s life, and for those around them.
It may be completely overwhelming to come to terms with such news and although there is currently no cure for MS, there are a number of treatments which can help to control it whilst continuing to live well. It is essential the right help and support is in place in order to help cope with the symptoms and effects of the condition.
Multiple sclerosis affects the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movements, sensation, or balance. It is a lifelong condition that can sometimes cause serious disability, although it can occasionally be mild.
The main symptoms include:
• Difficulty walking
• Vision problems, such as blurred vision
• Problems controlling the bladder
• Numbness or tingling in different parts of the body
• Muscle stiffness and spasms
• Problems with balance and co-ordination
• Problems with thinking, learning and planning
Being diagnosed with MS can have huge impacts on an individual’s life, which can feel lonely and isolating at first. At Bridgewater Home Care we provide a support network that is there for both the individual and their family members. We are a provider that you can rely on and trust to be there for you through difficult times.
How can we help?
As a specialist home care provider, we strive to keep our clients safe and comfortable in their own homes, promoting independence for as long as is possible.
We believe that living with a condition or disability should not be a barrier to living a fulfilling life and that with the correct support and help, our clients can live well, from the comfort of their own home.
When living with a condition such as MS it is so important to continue living life your way. Wellbeing has a huge part to play, and we believe that helping individuals take care of themselves can be extremely beneficial. We will support clients to opt for a healthier lifestyle, maintain good wellbeing and can advise on nutrition and hydration.
Living with a condition or disability can be isolating and lonely, especially as symptoms progress and everyday life changes. Our Care Specialists can provide that essential emotional support and company that is needed when dealing with symptoms of MS. We can be that someone to rely on; a friendly face to listen and to talk to.
As MS progresses, individuals can find it increasingly difficult to carry out everyday tasks as mobility and movement becomes challenging and often restricted. Our Care Specialists can assist with daily responsibilities, helping with domestic duties such as cleaning, tidying, hoovering, laundry, meal preparation and with the general upkeep of the home.
In some cases driving will be restricted or too difficult to continue. We can help with accompanying to any appointments or outings, providing peace of mind that a loved one is in safe hands whilst maintaining a fulfilling social life.
Our Care Specialists are able to provide support with both monitoring and administering medication, as well as liaising with GPs or local pharmacists where necessary to request prescriptions.
For those living with MS it is important to maintain a balanced diet, good hydration, and light mobility movements to strengthen muscles. At Bridgewater Home Care we can advise and support clients with lifestyle choices, where required.
Find your Bridgewater Home Care Companion
If you are interested in the services that Bridgewater Home Care can offer then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01942 215 888, our friendly and professional team will be delighted to assist.