Multiple Sclerosis Care
Multiple sclerosis is a disease that waxes and wanes, comes and goes. A defective immune system doesn’t recognize the protective covering of the nerves in the brain and throughout the body. This myelin sheath that shelters the nerve tissue is attacked and destroyed. Symptoms correlate with the area where the nerve is exposed. Over time, multiple sclerosis will worsen, leaving your loved one in need of daily care.
In the beginning, the main symptom is usually numbness, often in an arm, leg, or on the face. Weakness and spasticity of muscles usually follow, often with pain. Fatigue and depression, twitching of the facial muscles, and double vision are also common signs.
If you or a loved one is experiencing several of these symptoms, you need to discuss them with a doctor. This could be multiple sclerosis and the sufferer will need to start treatment as soon as possible.MS can be devastating to a family. Feeling a need to help and not knowing how is frustrating. The time required to care for a loved one is taken away from other activities – family time, work, recreation, and sleep. Family caregivers are usually stressed and fatigued and sometimes they burn out.
Help is available. Harbor Care Associates provides in home health care for MS patients. Their services are professional and comprehensive. From doing light housekeeping and preparing healthy meals, to providing transportation for doctor’s appointments and treatments, Harbor Care Associates handles many daily tasks and treatments.
Most important is caring for the person with MS physically, mentally, and emotionally. Gentle, competent assistance with eating, dressing, bathing, and toileting help maintain your loved one’s dignity, as well as preventing skin breakdown and insuring cleanliness. Support while walking and during transfers guards against falls and injury. Harbor Care Associates’ team will also help with planning outings, keeping up on appointments, and checking on medications. They will also be there to listen and encourage when your loved one needs someone to talk to and you can’t be there.
Harbor Care Associates’ caregivers provide more than personal care. They offer companionship and emotional support. Call Harbor Care Associates today to get the kind of help your loved one deserves.
Thanks to you Harbor Care and your wonderful staff for the help you provided Dad. You provided comfort and care at a time when we needed it most. We deeply appreciate it.Jim R.