MS & Live-In Care

MS is a lifelong condition, but it is rarely fatal. Many people around the world are living with Multiple Sclerosis. Care for people with MS can vary, depending on the individuals needs and wishes. Care for MS patients at home can be independent, with family/friends or they may receive extra help from professional carers which can be domiciliary care or Live-in Care.

Man with Multiple Sclerosis in a wheelchair with live-in carer

My name is Melanie and I have helped and continue to help many people nationwide by introducing the finest carers, all with excellent MS care experience to come and live with them in their own homes. They help with daily tasks, personal care, cooking, cleaning and are there as a companion – someone who is there, who understands and can offer support as little or as much as they need.


Here is a list of the most common symptoms and how a Live-in Carer could help:

  • Fatigue – an overwhelming sense of exhaustion. This makes it difficult to carryout simple, day to day tasks. Live-in Carers are around to help complete simple tasks when required such as making a cup of tea, keeping on top of the housework and other personal tasks like helping to wash & dress.

  • Vison problems – those with MS may experience issues with their vision, which can then interfere with day to day life. A Live-in Carer can be on hand to help with things that may be tricky to see such as instructions for cooking, reading letters/ emails and helping with shopping online.

  • Mobility problems – MS can cause muscle weakness and many other issues with mobility. Some find it hard to move around easily and can stop them from doing a wide range of different things. Live-in Carers are there to help you in any way they can whether that be helping you transfer, hoisting or just being there to help with confidence – knowing someone is there if you should fall or have an accident can help with worry and give those that require care and their families peace of mind.

  • Cognitive dysfunction – Live-in Carers can help those that are suffering cognitive problems cause by MS. They are able to help remember things such as important dates, appointments and birthdays, help keep a list of anything you may need to remember and keep you on track of to do’s. Those with MS can also have trouble communicating and getting stuck on words, your Live-in Carer can help speak to family members, friends & professionals if and when you need assistance. They are also there to help understand and process important information for example instructions from your doctor.

  • Bladder & bowel problems – MS can come with a wide range of different problems with your bladder & bowels. We can introduce Live-in Carers who have the right experience & training who know exactly how to help with any problems you may have. They will also be able to monitor and track what is happening so you are then able to report back to your GP.

I take pride in speaking to clients and their families, working out exactly what they need and what they want so that I can work with the team to find them a solution. Live-in Care can be a big step for some, but I am here to talk to you throughout the whole process, explaining everything we do and ensuring we are moving at apace that suits.


If you or your loved one has MS and would benefit from having a Live-in Carer or would like more information about how it works, please call us on 0800 980 3956 or email hello@access-care.co.uk.