Support

At the Multiple Sclerosis Center we aim to provide you with the necessary support and resources to help you manage your symptoms.


Ayer Support Includes: 

Behavioral Health: We have a designated social worker at each location who can help coordinate care and connect patients to behavioral health services.

Rehabilitation: Neuro-focused rehabilitation services such as physical, occupational and speech therapies are integrated into your or your loved one’s care plan as well as help with any adaptive devices that may be needed.

Classes & Support Groups: We offer several free classes and support groups that can help you understand your MS symptoms and treatment options and connect you with others living with MS.

Below is a list of resources that you may find helpful.


Patient Resources

You may find important information on these websites:

The National MS Society provides an accurate overview of MS pathology, symptoms and treatment. The site also offers information on new research and information on local support groups. There is a free educational series of videos for those newly diagnosed with MS called “Knowledge is Power.” The group also can connect you with an MS navigator who can help you find resources that fit your needs.

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) provides educational material on MS and free services such as cooling products for MS patients with heat sensitivity. MSAA also can help cover the cost of your MRI.

The MS Foundation is focused on providing free services that address the needs of people with MS and their families. Additional information about grants and free services is available on the site. 

Can do MS sponsors many patient education programs such as webinars, podcasts, and programs conducted across the country.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is an online resource providing free expert advice on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. You can read about suggested accommodations online or contact one of their consultants for one-on-one guidance.


Caregiver/Provider Support

There is also support available online for those caring for people with MS. Try one of these sites:

Caregiver.com is one of the most highly visited caregiver sites on the internet. The site offers access to Today’s Caregiver magazine and links to government and nonprofit agency resources. Today’s Caregiver magazine is published bimonthly.

Caregiver Action Network (CAN) the nation’s leading family caregiver organization, works to educate, support, empower and improve the quality of life for people who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability.

The Well Spouse Association advocates for and addresses the needs of individuals caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled partner. The group provides networking and local support groups, as well as publishing a quarterly newsletter called Mainstay. 

AbleData draws on a database of more than 29,000 items to offer impartial, comprehensive information on products, solutions and resources to help with life’s tasks. Products can be searched by type or topic.

National Council on Independent Living can provide references to independent living centers near you, and offers publications and advice related to disability issues.

National Rehabilitation Information Center for Independence is a database of research information about assistive technology and rehabilitation.

3 Tips for a Successful Multiple Sclerosis Telehealth Consult -this helpful article is for providers looking to integrate telehealth into part of their practice. Click here.


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