We understand that Multiple Sclerosis affects everyone differently. At Intrust Care, we are here to provide support whatever your symptoms, or level of care needs.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that occurs when the body attacks the coating (myelin sheath) around the nerve cells. The damage caused disrupts the messages that travel along the nerve fibres, slowing them down, distorting them or meaning that they can’t get through at all.
MS symptoms vary from person to person and depend upon which nerves have been affected. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Loss of balance & dizziness
- Stiffness or spasms
- Speech difficulties
- Bladder & Bowel problems
- Trouble with vision
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulties with memory and thinking
- Mood and mental health difficulties
Our approach to MS care
Whether you have relapsing MS or progressive MS, at Intrust Care we are here to support you. We understand that your symptoms will be very personal to you and that the level of support you need, may change from time to time.
That’s why we perform detailed assessments on all our clients before starting any home care. We offer a high level of flexibility and adapt your care, as and when you need changes to be made. If you are in the middle of an MS relapse, for example, we can increase the number of your home visits and the time that our carers are with you. Whether you need help with personal care, a hand to carry out your daily routines and activities, or someone to help you go shopping, our experienced carers are here to help.
As a quality care provider, we encourage and highly recommend that everyone has an Advance Care Plan in place.
An Advance Care Plan allows you to record your wishes and decisions in advance. This will be in relation to your care, types of medical treatment that you would wish or not wish to receive and anything else that is important to you as an individual. If you are ever in a situation where you are unable to make decisions for yourself, having an advance care plan in place will give both you and your loved ones peace of mind that your wishes will be respected, wherever possible.
To find out more about what an Advance care plan is and how to make one, please visit our understanding advance care planning & power of attorney page.