Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive neurological disease that affects more than 25,000 Australians. Because the disease interferes with the function of the nerves, people experience a wide range of symptoms that vary from person to person. Despite new and evolving treatments, there is, as yet, no cure.

Multiple Sclerosis can have a significant impact on the lives of family and friends of the person living with the disease. Carers can feel stressed and isolated unless they have support from the community or have access support in the home.Because of the progressive nature of the disease, many families choose support and assistance of home care professionals like Senior Helpers. You can trust Senior Helpers to make your loved one’s life, and yours, much easier and more enjoyable because of the unique training and expertise of our staff.

Expertly Trained in Multiple Sclerosis

Senior Helpers’ Multiple Sclerosis Support Program is a specialised training program for our support staff created by an experienced Senior Lecturer in Health and Nursing in Australia based on the resources of MS Australia and others. This program is unique to Senior Helpers and is designed to give our staff the necessary training and skills to create personalised support for individuals living with MS.

Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive auto-immune condition that is characterised by a gradual onset, recovery some will have acute episodes and others experience progressive decline. There is not a one-size fits all approach to care, which is why Senior Helpers works with each of our clients to develop a plan of support unique to a person’s specific needs.

Senior Helpers Support Staff are educated and trained on:

  • How Multiple Sclerosis can affect individuals
  • Techniques and strategies to identify and manage the motor (movement/mobility) and non-motor (thinking/behavioural) symptoms
  • Home safety and falls prevention
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Keeping active and ‘brain healthy’.

 

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