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If you require multiple sclerosis care at home Companions Home Care are here to help. We offer specialist care for your loved ones who require MS care in London. Contact us today to discuss our care services.

What Does Our MS Care Include?

Here at Companions Home Care, we have been providing local long-term residential care support for people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for many years, helping our clients to live whole and meaningful lives within the comforting surroundings of their own homes. 

Of course, it is a heavy blow when a loved one is diagnosed with MS, but you are not alone - our MS homecare service is here to help. 

At Companions Home Care, we help our clients to live a fulfilling life with their condition, growing their self-sufficiency and independence with appropriate and compassionate residential care and support.

We understand the shock of an MS diagnosis and are fully aware that most Multiple Sclerosis cases are found in younger people. Moving into a specialist residency or elderly care homes can be significantly difficult for these people. 

We wish to help younger MS sufferers gain greater freedom in their own homes, ensuring that they receive the proper support and MS care to allow them greater liberty and independence in their own lives. 

It can be profoundly beneficial for MS sufferers to receive support in the familiar surroundings of their own homes; their improved well-being living life the way they choose is a far better alternative to specialist care. 

Our professional and highly trained respite carer team deliver our tailored approach to residential care and support for MS sufferers one-to-one. 

This ensures that our clients do not feel overwhelmed and have the room to express their independence. This freedom is a far healthier approach to Multiple Sclerosis respite care and leads to a better quality of life for our clients. 

Our services are comprehensively regulated so that families can trust and rely on our professionalism when conducting long-term residential care at home. Our wide range of support services are entirely flexible and can be planned and arranged so that the quality care provided meets our clients' requirements and care needs. 

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

MS stands for Multiple Sclerosis, and it is a medical condition that affects the brain and spinal cord. 

When someone is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, this means that the coating around their nerves, called myelin, is damaged. It is a lifelong condition and can lead to severe disabilities, though it can also be mild. While symptoms can be managed, people with MS often have a slightly reduced life expectancy. 

More than 100,000 people in the UK have Multiple Sclerosis, with diagnoses occurring commonly when people are in their 20s or 30s. 

MS Symptoms

There are several tell-tale signs that someone may be suffering from MS. These symptoms may have been noticed for many years before someone is diagnosed with the condition, and diagnoses are most common in younger people in their 20s and 30s. 


The first of these symptoms is fatigue, which is different from simply feeling tired. MS sufferers will often feel completely exhausted and unable to do the simplest of activities. 


Vision problems are also a common symptom. Around a quarter of people with multiple sclerosis will experience loss of vision, colour blindness, pain, flashes or double vision. 


Numbness in various parts of the body, most commonly the arms and legs, or a tingling feeling is another sign that someone may have MS. Along with numbness, spasms, and stiff or weak muscles is another symptom of Multiple Sclerosis. 


Aside from concentration or problem-solving issues, people suffering from MS are prone to bouts of depression and anxiety. Mood swings are also a common sign.


People may also suffer from bladder or bowel problems. Constipation is a regular occurrence with MS sufferers, and problems passing urine, perhaps needing to go more often, are common symptoms.


Frequently being in pain is also a significant warning sign that someone may have Multiple Sclerosis. This pain can be caused by the condition itself or via other symptoms. This pain can be anywhere in the body, including the head. 

Types of MS

There are four forms that MS can take in a sufferer. Each form requires a personally tailored care service so that the person living with the condition can live a whole life depending on the scale with which they are suffering. 

The first form of MS that people may suffer from is 'Relapsing-Remitting MS' (RRMS). This is the most common form of Multiple Sclerosis, affecting 75% - 85% of diagnosed people. 

People with RRMS will experience periods where their MS symptoms will flare, known as relapses, or where new symptoms will surface before disappearing completely, known as remission. 

Secondary-Progressive MS (SPMS) is the second form that MS can take in sufferers. In this form, a person's symptoms will gradually worsen over time, with or without relapses and remissions along the way. When the appropriate therapies were not available, roughly half of RRMS sufferers progressed to SPMS within a decade of being diagnosed. 

Primary-Progressive MS (PPMS) is the next form that people may experience MS symptoms. This is a rarer form of Multiple Sclerosis, experienced by only 10% of those diagnosed and involves the gradual decline in health without any remissions or relapses. 

The final form of MS that people may experience is Progressive-Relapsing MS (PRMS). This form is scarce, occurring in only 5% of sufferers. This form involves declining health from the first moment they experience symptoms, with severe relapses and no remissions. 

Help With Everyday Tasks

While MS can be an all-encompassing change to anyone's life, sufferers can still lead full and active lives with the proper support and care. 

As previously mentioned, remaining in your own home while receiving respite care offers a brilliant degree of freedom and independence while receiving live-in care for Multiple Sclerosis. It can help sufferers feel more "normal" by managing their Multiple Sclerosis symptoms in the familiar surroundings of their own home. 

Our highly-trained team of carers can create personalised residential care plans to provide our clients with the necessary 24 hour home care and support to help live their lives with MS. 

They will carry out a thorough assessment to fully comprehend the individual needs of each of our clients, including discussions with family members and friends so that all personal care and social requirements can be met. 

You can see how our MS residential care services are truly bespoke methods of helping our clients to function with their condition. Ultimately we aim to ensure that anyone with Multiple Sclerosis can live the life they want, regardless of their limitations. 

How to find the right care for your relative

01. Initial

During your initial consultation with us a specialist care consultant will find out all your needs and requirements for your loved one.

02. Carer

We recruit local carers specifically for the role, ensuring that they have the desired experience and skills for your needs.

03. Candidate

Having the choice to conduct your own interviews ensures our candidates will be the perfect match for you.

04.Employment Confirmation

After finding the candidate you love the most, the employment between yourself and the carer/housekeeper will be confirmed.

About Us

Contact us today to find out more about our multiple sclerosis care at home services in London. Companions Home Care work with you to ensure that you get the best quality of life. Our private home carers provide high quality care visits at home for your loved ones throughout London.

We provide families with in-home care, part-time care, live-in care, respite care, housekeeper carer cooks, bilingual carers, and post-discharge care. Get in touch to see how we can help.

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