Multiple Sclerosis In-Home Care Services

Non-medical professional and compassionate care for multiple sclerosis patients. Currently, we are providing services to the residents of Encino, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Burbank, San Fernando, Simi Valley, and Sherman Oaks in California.

How Home Care Partner Can Help Your Loved One with Multiple Sclerosis

How Home Care Partner Can Help Your Loved One with Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis can make it difficult for your loved ones to perform their everyday tasks, including bathing, dressing, and cooking. Due to work and other commitments, you may find it difficult to assist them continuously. This is where you can rely on our in-home care services to enhance your loved ones' peace of mind and quality of life with our compassionate caregivers and customizable home care services.

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the central nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord). It occurs when the immune system attacks myelin, the protective layer around nerve fibers, thus causing temporary lesions and inflammation. It can also cause permanent lesions from scar tissue, making it harder for your brain to send signals to the rest of the body.

Factors That Could Increase Your Risk of Developing Multiple Sclerosis

  • Age - Though you can develop MS at any age, most people diagnosed with the condition are between 20 and 50 years

  • Sex - MS is 2-3 times more common in women than men

  • Family History - 15% of people with MS have one or more family members or relatives with the disorder

  • Climate - MS is more common in areas with temperate climates (such as Northern U.S.)

  • Viral Infections - Several viruses are linked to MS, including Epstein-Barr (that causes infectious mononucleosis)

  • Vitamin D - Low vitamin D levels can increase your risk of MS

  • Autoimmune Diseases - Autoimmune disorders, including pernicious anemia, hypothyroidism, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, and type 1 diabetes, are linked to MS

  • Smoking - Compared to non-smokers, smokers experiencing symptoms relating to MS have an increased probability of developing relapsing-remitting MS

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

The common MS symptoms are:

  • Fatigue It makes it harder for MS patients to perform everyday tasks.

  • Difficulty Walking It is associated with numbness in the legs or feet, muscle weakness, difficulty balancing, and muscle spasticity, thus causing slips and falls.

  • Vision Problems These include optic neuritis (causes blurry vision or pain in one eye), blindness, diplopia (double vision), and nystagmus (involuntary movement of the eyes), causing falls, injuries, and discomfort.

  • Speech Issues These include slurred speech, changes in speech volume, and scanning speech (long pauses between words or syllables), leading to communication difficulties.

Other Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Acute or chronic pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sleep issues
  • Tremors

All these symptoms may recur, becoming worse over time. However, the symptoms may vary from patient to patient depending on the type of nerves affected and the severity of the damage. Though MS is incurable, it is possible to manage the symptoms.

Managing the symptoms does not mean taking prescribed medications alone. While medications prevent the progression or relapse of the condition, MS patients will likely also need an in-home care provider. This is because an in-home caregiver can assist MS patients in performing their daily tasks, preventing slips and falls and reminding them to take medications on time.

Our Home Care for MS Patients Include

Personal Care Services

  • Bathing, grooming, and dressing
  • Mobility assistance
  • Medication reminders

Light Housekeeping Services

  • Grocery shopping
  • Completing errands (dry cleaning and prescription pickup)
  • Laundry
  • Light dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming
  • Preparing meals
  • Assistance with eating
  • Dishwashing
  • Cleaning kitchen
  • Preparing beds

Home Companionship Services

  • Engaging them in hobbies (watching TV, gardening, etc.)
  • Fall prevention care
  • Reading books or magazines
  • Providing emotional support
  • Transportation (social events, doctor appointments, visiting friends, and other activities)
  • Engaging and friendly communication

Highlights of Our Multiple Sclerosis Home Care

  • All our caregivers are well-trained, licensed, and insured
  • We provide 24-hour home care services, ensuring continuous assistance and support
  • We regularly conduct quality assurance checks to monitor the care provided
  • All our caregivers have gone through LiveScan and DMV background checks
  • Flexible care schedule that goes well with your family's needs

Whether you need long-term assistance or a few hours of home care for your loved ones with multiple sclerosis, we are ready to help. Our holistic approach to home care services helps us ensure the best possible care for your loved ones while nurturing a healthy relationship with them.

We serve the communities in Los Angeles County, which include Encino, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, and San Fernando. Call us today at (818) 581-3080 to schedule a free consultation.