Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
The month of March is dedicated to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) awareness. During this time, various groups and providers offer insights into the struggles of life with MS. The ultimate goal is working together to make individuals with MS achieve a better quality of life. This is a goal that Prestige Home Care stands behind 100%.
Every day our caregivers interact with people who have invisible diseases, of which MS is one. You may work with someone who has Multiple Sclerosis and never know it until they have a flare-up. A lot of folks simply don’t understand that illnesses like MS don’t have to be visible all the time to negatively impact daily life. When a friend explains they have MS, the retort is often, “but you don’t look sick!” As you can imagine, intended or not, those types of replies are hurtful and dismissive.
Learning about MS
Much of the problem boils down to education. Until you know someone with MS you probably never tried to learn about it. Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month raises sensitivity. So, if you have the opportunity to participate in any of the events offering information and guidance in some manner, do so.
Sometimes, when you do have a loved one with MS, you may face finding skilled home care or nursing services like those we provide. We can help ease the stress of ongoing MS symptoms by listening, improving the family’s comprehension of the condition, and taking on tasks that have become difficult.
MS Impact on Life
Multiple Sclerosis isn’t contagious, and researchers aren’t really certain of the exact causes for this problem. Anyone can develop MS at any age, however, it’s most common in young adults. There is no rhyme or reason as to when flareups occur, which creates a lot of uncertainty and worry.
The ways in which MS manifests in each person are different. They may have one, or several, of the following symptoms:
- Bladder issues
- Eye problems
- Joint aches and pains
- Numbness or tingling
In some cases, the symptoms of MS worsen over time. As the condition advances, it can result in:
- Communication limitations
- Difficulty Walking
- Immobility (partial or full paralysis)
In either situation, it’s important you get the quality, trained professionals you need for maintaining safety and health within the home. You might feel you’re not doing your “job” right when you ask for help, but if anything it’s the perfect response. A home health aide or registered nurse can take a lot of pressure off of you so you can attend to your loved one’s emotional needs more fully.
How We Can Help
The highly qualified personnel at Prestige Home Care Agency create care plans tailored to each person’s needs. We provide different services depending on the situation. Examples include:
- Accompanying an individual to health appointments
- Medication management
- Monitoring an individual for changes implying a problem
- Personal task assistance
- Physical support for getting up and transferring
- Physica, speech,l and occupational therapy
- Safety reviews of the house
And much more.
If you’re looking for compassionate care for yourself or someone you love, you can contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 215-677-3299. We are happy to answer any of your questions or concerns about home health care for people with MS, or any other condition requiring caregiving.