HCA Joins the Fight Against MS

Posted On: May 6th, 2016

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On Saturday, April 30th, employees and friends of Home Care Associates participated in Walk MS at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Not only did we have a great time but we also felt good about participating in an event aimed at promoting awareness of Multiple Sclerosis and raising funds for crucial research on the disease. Proceeds from the walk also go to support services and programs designed to help those with MS live their best lives.

Although there is currently no cure for MS, there are effective strategies can help modify the course of the disease, manage symptoms, improve function and safety, and address emotional health. Advances in treating and understanding MS are continually being made and progress towards more research in finding a cure is very encouraging.

Managing Care for MS

Build a Network of Ongoing Support

Don’t be afraid to reach out to friends and family members when you need a helping hand. It is also important that primary caregivers take time out to sustain their own physical and mental health in order to avoid burnout and maximize their capacity to care for a loved one with MS.

Take Advantage of Assistive Devices and Equipment

There are technology and tools designed to make life easier for those living with the disease. Search out companies and networks offering equipment and programs catering to those with limited mobility.

Connect with Local Organizations

MS can be an isolating disease so it is important to create connections that provide support and education on a wide range of issues impacting individuals with MS and their families.

Reach out to organizations such as the National MS Society to learn more about available resources and assistance.

Professional In-Home Care

Working with an in-home health care agency can be extremely helpful when caring for someone with MS. Home care professionals can assist in a variety of ways and serve as another layer of support in making sure you or your loved one remain in a safe and comfortable environment.

The fight against Multiple Sclerosis continues as individuals and organizations band together to call attention to a need for increased research, awareness, services and public policy all focusing on providing support to those impacted by the disease. You can help by donating to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, participating in fundraising activities such as the Annual MS Walk or even creating your own fundraising event. For more information on how Home Care Associates can provide assistance to those with MS, feel free to contact an HCA representative at 215-735-0677 or info@hcapa.com.


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