MS comes in several types, each with its own set of challenges and progression patterns.
Clinically Isolated Syndrome (CIS): Considered to be the initial onset of MS symptoms, CIS involves a single episode of symptoms lasting at least 24 hours. While it may be an isolated incident, in many cases, it can be the first indication of MS and requires careful monitoring.
Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS): This is the most common form of MS, where individuals experience clearly defined flare-ups of symptom severity followed by periods of partial or full recovery. Our care plans adapt during these cycles to provide increased support during relapses and continued care during remissions.
Primary Progressive MS (PPMS): PPMS is characterised by a gradual onset and steady progression of symptoms without relapses. Our Care Workers are trained to manage the continuous care needs that PPMS requires, focusing on enhancing mobility and comfort.
Secondary Progressive MS (SPMS): SPMS begins with a relapsing-remitting course that later becomes progressively worse. At A Class Care, we adjust our support to match the evolving needs of our clients as their MS transitions. Understanding these types helps our team at A Class Care create a personalised and adaptive plan of action. We strive to provide not just care, but also the understanding and emotional support that is so crucial for our clients living with MS. If you or your loved one is facing the journey with MS, reach out to us, and let's discuss how we can assist you with the right care and support at homes of MS.