Multiple Sclerosis Home Care in Leicester and Leicestershire
care by Aspire UK
Multiple Sclerosis (MS), is a long-term disease that can affect most parts of your body and cause problems with basic bodily functions. At Aspire UK, we’re able to help the multitudes of people affected by multiple sclerosis across Leicestershire and Leicester City, to live life more independently.
When diagnosed with multiple sclerosis life can suddenly feel daunting, with everyday tasks being a challenge at times. However, life can still go on as normal. We provide trained, professional, friendly, care and support to both individuals and families when coping with MS. By providing a wide range of care services, which includes day and wake night support, or live-in care, hours that suit you. We’ll have the right care package, bespoke to your needs. Our goal is to help people with multiple sclerosis live more independently in the comfort of their own homes.
Flexible multiple sclerosis
care at home
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects the bodies functionality. Living with the symptoms can begin to take its toll, which is why the Aspire UK team strive to provide compassionate flexible care at home to support comfortable everyday life. We take a person-centred approach to multiple sclerosis home care, helping individuals achieve their own goals and promote independence for our clients with MS. There’s nothing quite like the sense of familiarity that comes from receiving care and support in the comfort of your own home. Our team are dedicated to assisting people in their everyday life, finding ways to support routines, hobbies, and errands around the house and in the local area. Whatever your goals, our friendly care staff will be there to lend a helping hand from as little as 1-hour per day to 24/7 live-in care.
Here we will breakdown everything you need to know about multiple sclerosis and the Aspire UK approach to care. Our 20+ years of experience makes us a provider of choice when looking for clinical and complex care. If you or a loved one are looking for multiple sclerosis home care, contact our team today.
What is multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis is life-long, affecting the central nervous system. It is often diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40, more commonly affecting women. The cause is widely believed to be a type of immune disorder where the immune system targets the healthy tissue in the central nervous system, interfering with the transmission of signals between the brain, spinal cord, and the rest of the body. Because the central nervous system has such a large impact over bodily functions, multiple sclerosis manifests in a wide range of physical and mental symptoms that differ from person to person.
How does multiple sclerosis begin?
There are typically two ways in which multiple sclerosis starts in patients, in waves of symptoms, known as relapses, or an increasing severity of symptoms, known as progressive.
Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Affecting 80-90% of patients with MS
People with this type of multiple sclerosis will experience relapses, periods of new or worsening symptoms, from days to months at a time, followed by periods of remission, where symptoms ease or disappear completely for a while.
Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Affecting 10-20% of patients with MS
Symptoms of multiple sclerosis will accrue and progressively worsen over time. While there will be times where the condition will stabilise, people with this type of multiple sclerosis will not experience periods of remission.
Over a long period of time, typically decades, many people with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis will eventually develop primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Common symptoms of multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis can manifest in a range of different ways, MS symptoms can vary greatly from person to person, which is why a tailored approach to care is the most beneficial.
Common symptoms include:
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Feeling depressed and anxious
- Frequent numbness, tingling or pain
- Muscle spasms and weakness
- Problems with vision
- Bladder and bowel issues
- Impaired physical mobility
- Problems with speech
- Sexual problems
- Difficulty with thinking and learning
The combination and severity of these symptoms can change overtime due to the unpredictable nature of the disease. Some symptoms may get progressively worse over time, while others occasionally subside. With multiple sclerosis care, flexibility is pivotal to managing symptoms and living day-to-day life as comfortably as possible and improving the quality of life of people with MS.
The Aspire UK approach to multiple sclerosis care
Multiple sclerosis home care in Leicestershire
Living day-to-day life with symptoms of multiple sclerosis can become overwhelming as everyday tasks feel exhausting. Adjusting to these changes can be difficult, but with the right support system and a flexible care plan for multiple sclerosis in place, people with multiple sclerosis can begin to reclaim their independence and individuality and take back control over their lives. At Aspire UK, our compassionate team of fully trained carers and nursing staff are dedicated to supporting individuals with multiple sclerosis, and their family members .
We understand that multiple sclerosis is unpredictable, which is why Aspire UK build person-centred care plans that focus on the individual, their symptoms, goals, and aspirations, to work together to foster independent living.
We also believe it’s important to provide support to the close friends and families of those with multiple sclerosis who may be struggling with the stress of supporting their loved on. Our approach has allowed us to become a trusted provider of multiple sclerosis care in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Multiple sclerosis resources
This week, we sat down with Trish, our Operations Manager at Aspire UK. We asked her what makes Aspire’s service unique, how our amazing care
FAQs about multiple sclerosis care
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We offer tailored care, ranging from one day per week to live-in care. We know that people that require multiple sclerosis care have varying needs, and we personalise our care plan to suit you and your family.
The cost of care depends on your unique circumstances and how often care support is required. For information about the cost of care, speak with our team.
We are based in Leicester and mainly work with families across Leicester and Leicestershire.
Looking for multiple sclerosis home care in Leicester or Leicestershire?
The Aspire UK team offer personalised care for people in need of multiple sclerosis care, in the comfort of their own homes. If your loved one could benefit from care at home, contact a friendly member of our expert team today.