MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS | Caregiver Champion Advocate

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).

In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body.

Multiple sclerosis causes many different symptoms, including vision loss, pain, fatigue, and impaired coordination. The symptoms, severity, and duration can vary from person to person. Some people may be symptom free most of their lives, while others can have severe chronic symptoms that never go away. Currently there is no cure for MS.

Caregiver Champioon and the Multiple Sclerosis Society have teamed up through the Edward M. Dowd Personal Advocate Program to help people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) increase their independence and improve their quality of life.

Caregiver Champion is proud to participate in this program. We have a contract to provide care management services. We have provided these services throughout Western Pa. Erie, and Harrisburg.

How can I get connected? Contact us so we can refer you to an MS Navigator, or call 1-800-344-4867, or email: ContactUsNMSS@nmss.org to be connected with an MS Navigator.

If eligible for the Personal Advocate Program, you will be connected with a Case Manager who will provide intensive support, guidance and resources.

You could receive...

• Individualized goal planning with supportive coaching.
• Health education and personal guidance.
• Explanations of Insurance Coverage, including Medicaid and Medicare.
• Connections to community resources including home- health services, housing, utility assistance, meals and transportation.

Discuss these and other needs with an MS Navigator today!