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Multiple Sclerosis and Courtesy Care

You may think that in order to receive home care, you or your loved one need to be bed-ridden or require round-the-clock assistance. However, many people are able to take care of themselves and only need intermittent help. If you or a family member has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), this may be the case for you.

Multiple Sclerosis (or MS) is an autoimmune disease, which is often inherited.  When MS appears in adults, it often progresses slowly and evidences itself with intermittent symptoms such as fatigue, loss of balance, weakness, blurred vision, and impaired thinking. When these symptoms appear, household tasks, child care and trips outside of the home can become difficult.

When you are in the early stages of MS, it is possible to live a full and healthy life on your own. So what do you in the when you don’t need a full-time caregiver, but you would like help when you have symptoms of MS? Better yet, wouldn’t it be nice to have someone to call when you need help?  While you may not need constant care, you could benefit from short visits that tend to daily tasks and responsibilities so that you can rest easy until your episode ends.

Courtesy Care is a great solution for people who only need short visits. Depending on how you feel, we can adjust your care plan to fit the amount of help you need. Courtesy Visits last about 15-20 minutes and can help with everything from straightening up your house to helping you be more comfortable, to running to the mailbox. One great aspect of Courtesy Care is that your caregiver is familiar with your condition, and can anticipate your specific needs.

 

SYNERGY HomeCare also provides Courtesy Calls, which a short phone calls to ensure your well being. Whether you or your family member has MS, Courtesy Calls are a quick and easy way to get help. Courtesy Calls “check in” on your or your loved one in an easy and convenient way. For everyone’s peace of mind, the calls can be recorded and sent to family caregivers.

When you need short wellness visits for your MS symptoms, Courtesy Care is an ideal option for you. Learn more about Courtesy Care on our website.

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