Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Chore Assistants

The National MS Society reminds us that MS stops people from moving. We MSers are quite aware of that, but we also know that different MSers have different movement abilities.

The MS Association of King County has a program that helps MSers whose movement restrictions impact their daily activities. This is an idea that should spread around the country! MSAKC has a network of "chore assistants" that help each person according to individual needs.

Those needs vary from simple errands, like shopping or yard work, to housework, or simply companionship, like reading aloud or playing cards. How nice.

Sometimes, I would like to rearrange items on a shelf or organize a closet, but I cannot do it alone. The MSAKC program allows people to stay at home while remaining independent.

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1 comment:

Shirl said...

I know how 'lucky' I am to be able to move around my home, given that the home is on one level and deliberately 'easy' to care for.

It's not being free to suddenly go outside...without either my walking stick (short walks) or the keys to the garage where my scooter is stored. There I have to raise the garage door, easy enough, but I have to be careful not to do it too fast or it will knock me off my feet.

Everything we do as MS-ers is either impossible, terribly hard, exhausting or I'll-do-it-another-day!