It is estimated that 2.5 million people have multiple sclerosis (MS) worldwide. Here in the US, there are approximately 200 new cases every week. With the number of sufferers on the increase, it’s important to understand the treatment options available.
MS is a condition affecting the central nervous system comprising the brain and spinal cord. The nerves are protected by a special coating known as myelin. When this is damaged, the brain struggles to communicate with other parts of the body.
People with MS suffer from a number of symptoms such as pain in the muscles and joints, mental and physical fatigue and mobility problems. And these vary in severity from patient to patient.
Most commonly, MS sufferers will experience relapses, times when symptoms flare up, and remissions, times of no symptoms.
How Haym can help
Once diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, it will remain with you for the rest of your life. There is no cure. However, there are ways to manage the condition and that’s where Haym Salomon Home comes in.
If you or a loved one receives a diagnosis of MS, support, care and a treatment plan will be needed. Our specialist team has the capability to offer these and more. Support for you and your family is important. It can be a daunting time, and we want to ensure you all understand what to expect. We are here to discuss the condition, the care process and answer any questions you may have.
At Haym, we offer a comfortable, friendly environment where your care is our number one priority. Our professional team is able to assess and monitor your ongoing condition. Treatment plans are tailored to each individual and will be adjusted as necessary.
Comprehensive care for MS
When a patient relapses, treatment is available to alleviate the symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis. As well as medication, various therapies can be offered to help improve function. It may also be possible to reduce the number of relapses.
Physical therapy is the most important. By using exercises and other activities, muscles are strengthened to improve mobility. Some patients suffer from muscle spasms, others from issues with balance. These can both be eased through physical therapy. Our skilled nurses provide emotional support teaching them to use techniques to relax the muscles.
If muscles in the throat or jaw are affected, speech therapy is available. This can help those who have difficulty speaking or swallowing by exercising the relevant muscles.
Occasionally MS patients experience problems with memory, thought processes or suffer from extremes of emotion. In these cases, cognitive therapy maybe prescribed.
Skilled nursing staff
Whatever treatment you or your loved one requires, our highly-skilled nursing staff is always on hand. Not only do they provide all the nursing care you need. They also ensure you are comfortable and can provide any support that you need. Even if you just need someone to talk to. Their number one concern is your well-being.
If you are affected by Multiple Sclerosis, Haym Salomon Home is here to provide the care you need.