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Live-in Care for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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Agincare’s excellent reputation for providing high quality and person-centred services is achieved through not having a ‘one size fits all’ approach to our service provision. Our ethos is to provide a holistic service, which enables you to maintain full control so that it fits around your chosen lifestyle and preferences.

Our experience in this sector has meant that we are continually developing and adding to our already wide range of services and information sources available. Additionally, we ensure that each plan of care is bespoke and tailored to your unique requirements and that we undertake reviews of your care plan as and when your needs change.

Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis will affect everybody differently and can take various forms. We understand that though it can be life changing, with the right support, you don’t have to lose your independence or your sense of self. Our focus is to actively support you to adapt and overcome any limitations, ensuring that the things important in your life, which may include your employment, attending university and socialising, are still maintained.

We do not just focus on the physical effects but the emotional ones too and we will support you and your family to engage with the local community support services and groups as you choose.

Training

All of our care and support workers complete the nationally recognised ‘Common Induction Standards’. Specific client needs-led training is taught by internal and external trainers and/or healthcare professionals. In addition to this, Agincare has an internal ‘Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness and Management’ training programme in place. Included are the following topics:

  • Awareness of MS
  • Person centred MS care and support
  • Promoting self management

Our Training Department works closely with our Group Quality Manager, as well as local and national organisations, to continually appraise and enhance our training portfolio.

Early signs of MS

MS can cause a wide range of symptoms, and there is no definitive list of early signs. What could be a first symptom for one person may never be experienced by another. A problem with vision is one of the more obvious early symptoms, but this is often because this is a more 'concrete' symptom as opposed to 'vague' neurological symptoms like numbness or tingling. You shouldn't assume that these symptoms are a sign of MS - not everyone who experiences them will go on to get an MS diagnosis.

Live-in Care Case Studies

We could not believe that there was a service that could provide support so quickly. We were so surprised when we were told about it. We usually have to fight to get support, but this was so easy. She (the support worker) has been fantastic and made such a difficult time easier. She is such a hard worker and my Mother (Mrs Hammond) told me that she is wonderful. If she says that, it is high praise indeed.

We could not believe that there was a service that could provide support so quickly. We were so surprised when we were told about it. We usually have to fight to get support, but this was so easy. She (the support worker) has been fantastic and made such a difficult time easier. She is such a hard worker and my Mother (Mrs Hammond) told me that she is wonderful. If she says that, it is high praise indeed.

Mrs H lives at home. She is a poorly lady with long-term health needs and mild confusion and requires assistance in all aspects of daily living. Her primary carer was her husband. Mrs H was also supported by the Portsmouth reablement team attached to the hospital to enable her as far as possible.

We could not believe that there was a service that could provide support so quickly. We were so surprised when we were told about it. We usually have to fight to get support, but this was so easy. She (the support worker) has been fantastic and made such a difficult time easier. She is such a hard worker and my Mother (Mrs Hammond) told me that she is wonderful. If she says that, it is high praise indeed.

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