Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Home Care

A diagnosis of MS doesn’t have to stop you, or a loved one, from continuing to live the lifestyle you want. With an award-winning compassionate care company to provide one-to-one support, our clients with MS can live fulfilling independent lives, and remain in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes.


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What is MS?  

Multiple sclerosis (MS), is an autoimmune disease that damages the protective myelin sheath of nerves. As MS progresses, the myelin sheath starts to break down and problems happen with the signals. Nerve fibres become damaged and die off, lesions can grow on the brain, and spinal cord and bodily functions are affected.

The chronic condition can make daily tasks like walking difficult. Common symptoms that MS clients struggle with daily include fatigue, pain, and cognitive changes. However, with the right support, they can live long, independent and fruitful lives.

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Why choose Ashridge Home Care for multiple sclerosis care at home?

Older adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) are living with a health condition that comes with a lot of uncertainty and change. That can make life very challenging for them as well as their loved ones.

We have access to the very best advice from our team of highly-respected in-house medical professionals, so if specialist care is needed, we make sure your loved one receives the very best.

We believe that it’s important to maintain your independence and focus your time on the little things that make you happy and we’ll do everything we can to allow you to do so.

We are passionate about live-in care. Our initial assessments and discussions with the family mean that we can get the level of care just right. Our carers are chosen for their kind, compassionate nature as well as for their skills and experience.

Here at Ashridge Home Care, we also work in association with Chilterns Neuro Centre, a charity based in Buckinghamshire that has been supporting people with MS for over 35 years.

When should you consider multiple sclerosis home care?

People with MS can live normal lives for several years before the disease causes a level of disability that requires specialist live-in home care.

It may be time to consider live-in care if you’re experiencing:

  • Consistent bouts of incontinence
  • Pain that makes it impossible to carry out daily tasks
  • Trouble balancing, standing and walking
  • Difficulty chewing and swallowing food
  • Problems with memory loss, fatigue and brain fog

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What does our multiple sclerosis home care include? 

A live-in carer will help you or your loved one with daily tasks and give you back your independence.

Daily tasks that your carer will help you with are:

  • Personal hygiene (showering, brushing teeth) and grooming (getting dressed, styling hair etc.)
  • Making sure you’re taking your medicine correctly
  • Household chores like light cleaning, cooking and caring for pets
  • Grocery shopping, pharmacy collections and other errands
  • Daily walks and outings

How can live-in care help people with multiple sclerosis? 

“99% of live-in clients say the care they receive helps them have a better quality of life.” Live-In Care Hub’s new quality of life study. Having a carer you can trust means that you don’t have to face the challenges that MS brings alone, this can give you the confidence to live your life the way you want. 

There are many benefits to live-in care for MS clients, including:

  • Enabling a person to stay in their own home
  • Enabling a person to stay with their beloved pet (they often have to be separated when moving into an elderly care home)
  • Enabling a person to stay with their loved one (again, they have to be separated when moving into a care home)
  • Avoiding loneliness and poor nutrition because of the high amount of 1-to-1 care
  • A qualified professional to monitor your condition
  • A companion who can provide moral support and take you to and from medical appointments
  • Someone to help you facilitate your social life and help you stay an active part of your community
  • A trained carer to look out for any hazards or health reasons that may cause a fall. This will help to reduce the risk of injury.

If you’d like to discuss your situation, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us for a free, no-obligation discussion.

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What other conditions do we offer specialist live-in care for?

Our specialist live-in care services can be tailored to a variety of conditions thanks to our expert team. These include: dementia, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy and cancer. We can also care for those who’ve experienced a stroke or need rehabilitation care after illness or surgery. For those who’ve received a terminal diagnosis, our palliative care allows you to continue your life in comfort whilst our respite care can give loved ones a break.

How is multiple sclerosis home care arranged?

Selecting the right type of MS care for your loved one can be daunting, but at Ashridge Home Care, we want to simplify the process for you as much as possible, removing any unnecessary pressure. First and foremost, please get in touch with us today via the form below so that we can contact you as soon as possible. 

A dedicated care manager will then visit, guiding you through a needs assessment to craft a personalised care plan. We prioritise everyone’s satisfaction and only finalise plans when everyone is 100% content.

Finally, we’ll match them with a caregiver suited to their unique needs and personality. Help them reclaim their independence and embrace life fully!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you offer multiple sclerosis home care?

As one of the best providers of quality live-in care in Buckinghamshire and the South East, we serve a diverse clientele across a huge radius. This includes Hertfordshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Sussex, London and Middlesex.

How will my loved one be matched with a carer?

We understand the importance of finding the perfect carer for your loved one. In fact, we go the extra mile, taking the time to thoroughly assess their needs. This allows us to match your loved one with a carer who not only meets their requirements, but also truly understands them on a personal level.

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Useful information

If you or your relative has been diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis (MS), you need to know what to expect. Get the answers to all of your questions so that you can make informed decisions about diagnosis, treatment, therapies and care support available.

NHS – Causes of Multiple sclerosis

MS Society – Treatments and Therapies 

MS Helpline

Choosing the right care 

MS and your rights

Ashridge provided an emergency placement for me when I needed a live-in carer on 24hrs notice. This was a godsend to me as my mother had advanced Alzheimer’s and my Dad had been rushed into hospital. I really appreciated the professional approach from all the staff I dealt with and felt very supported. Ashridge found me a first class carer who was able to provide wonderful live-in care for both my parents allowing them to spend a few more months together in their home of 35 years. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ashridge and live-in care.

Here to help

Choosing care is a huge decision and not something that you should take lightly. Some of these conversations can be tricky and it’s our job to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible.

We are more than happy to visit you and your family at home to discuss your situation and consider the options available to you.

If you’d like more information, simply fill in the below form and we’ll aim to get back to you within 24 hours.

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