Caring for people with multiple sclerosis

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

!Joint guidelines promote good practice Leonard Cheshire and the Multiple Sclerosis Society have jointly issued good practice guidelines for the care of people with multiple sclerosis living in residental and nursing homes. The MS Society’s director of welfare services Jan Harch said long term care was not just about facilities and staffing. “We believe the key to providing the highest quality of care is recognising and responding to the needs od people as individuals,” she said. “The guidelines stress that care and services in the home must meet a full range of often complex physical, clinical, social, spiritual and emotional needs.” Leonard Cheshire’s head of policy John Knight said the way in which a service was delivered was as important as the service itself. “Many people feel they are losing control of their life and destiny once they are in a home,” he said. “They lose confidence and self-determination. A sense of self can have a direct impact on physical and mental well-being.” The guidelines call for

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