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Long-term Care Resources


Information about unique needs generated by MS — and sophisticated resources and knowledge necessary to provide quality programs and services.

What Does The Future of Long-Term Healthcare Look Like? (

Serving Individuals with MS in the Home

Specific recommendations, practical tips and best practices to help home care providers, whether assigned by an agency or hired independently, to be more knowledgeable about MS and comfortable serving people living with the disease. Topics include clinical issues and symptom management, assessment, primary health care needs, daily care issues, safety, emotional and family issues, rehabilitation, and wellness and community integration. Home Care Providers and Personal Care Assistants (.pdf)

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. Serving Individuals with MS in Adult Day Programs (.pdf)

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. Assisted Living for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

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. Nursing Home Care of Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)