Friday, July 22, 2016

When Is It Time For Nursing Care?

People living with more advanced MS develop special needs.

Family and friends often provide care and become a major source of assistance for people with MS as their disease advances and disability progresses. In addition to emotional support, caregivers may begin to informally provide long-term care services at home. When needs become too great at home, families begin to consider long-term care in a nursing home.

What is long-term care?

Long-term care covers a range of services and supports that help to meet personal care needs.

Most long-term care is not medical care, but rather help with the basic personal activities of daily living (ADL), such as bathing, dressing, eating, or using the toilet. Family members may also help with instrumental ADLs such as transportation, shopping, meal preparation, housework, managing money, taking medication, or responding to emergency alerts such as fire alarms.

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When Should You Consider Nursing Home Care?

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