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Long Term Services and Supports and Assisted Living: Guidelines and Recommendations

Adult Day Programs—These guidelines will be most helpful to those day programs that have little or no experience serving people with MS. Included in the document is basic information about multiple sclerosis and specific recommendations, practical tips, and best practices as they relate to intake & assessment, clinical implications, psychosocial issues, activities & wellness, rehabilitation, and staffing & physical plant.

Assisted Living—Guidance to administrators and staff of assisted living facilities that are seeking to develop effective service plans for residents with multiple sclerosis. These guidelines address the unique set of clinical conditions of residents with MS and provide recommendations to maximize their quality of life.

Nursing Home Care—Information on clinical practice, practical tips and best practices with regard to nursing and daily care, rehabilitation, psychosocial needs and cognitive issues, assisting families with the nursing home admission process, training materials, and resources for health care professionals.


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