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Professional In-home Nursing Care for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Patients in Vancouver

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition affecting the central nervous system that controls thinking, feeling, seeing, smelling, tasting and everything the body does. Symptoms range from bladder and bowel problems to memory loss and difficulty with speech and swallowing.

MS is unpredictable and affects each patient differently. It is also a slowly progressing disease with gradually worsening symptoms. However, with the appropriate care support, your loved one can live at home independently and meaningfully for years.

Evergreen Vancouver's home care nurses and caregivers have the professional experience to effectively care for MS patients in all phases of the disease. To begin, an Evergreen case manager, who is also a qualified nurse, consults with you to identify the issues faced by your loved one and then shapes an in-home care plan to suit your needs and budget.

Your service is supervised by your case manager and may include the assistance of a nursing aide or a licensed practical nurse. Your case manager also liaises with the medical team treating the arthritis and is always available to answer questions and listen to your concerns.

Your In-Home Multiple Sclerosis Care Plan May Include

Reminding clients to take their medication:

  • Administering medication, eye drops and other medicines
  • Bowel and bladder routine and care
  • Assisting with active and passive exercise programs
  • Performing massages
  • Liaising with other healthcare professionals

Getting on with their day includes:

  • Accompanying clients to appointments and other daily activities
  • Assisting with active and passive exercise programs
  • Providing relaxation massages
  • Accompanying clients on walks and other leisure activities
  • Providing companionship and socializing

Household management:

  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Planning, preparing and cooking meals (including meals for clients with special diets)
  • Grocery shopping and running errands

Bathing and Grooming:

  • Depending on your loved one's ability, this may include
  • Being within arm's reach in case the client needs help setting up or taking a bath;
  • Setting up the bath/shower for the client and then standing by to assist; or
  • Actually giving the client a bath, shower or sponge bath.

Grooming includes:

  • Washing and styling the client's hair
  • Teeth and denture care
  • Shaving
  • Assistance dressing
  • Help walking
  • Help toileting

Any combination of these services will help your loved one to live with dignity and maintain independence at home for as long as possible. You can access the service on hourly basis (2 hours min) or opt for around the clock care.

Let us put your mind at ease. Simply call us at 604.264.7959 and talk to a nursing consultant about your in-home Multiple Sclerosis care needs.

MS is unpredictable and affects each patient in a different way....the type of symptom depends on the location of damage. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition that affects the central nervous system that controls everything the body does, such as thinking, feeling, seeing, smelling, tasting and movement.

Symptoms of the disease commonly include

  • Bladder and bowel problems;
  • Memory loss;
  • Muscle stiffness, spasms, shaking, difficult walking
  • Dizziness, headache, hearing loss, Vision problems, itching and general tiredness
  • Speech and swallowing difficulties

Many MS patients can lead independent and meaningful life for many years with appropriate home support.

To learn about how Evergreen Vancouver can assist your MS patient loved one you may visit the in-home nursing services FAQ or the how home care works pages.

Our in-home care services are available in the following cities:

  • Home Support Services: Burnaby, North Vancouver, Richmond and Vancouver
  • Private RN services: throughout the Lower Mainland
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