Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Announces Expansion Of Subsidized Homecare Assistance Program

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF), a non-profit organization that assists those coping with multiple sclerosis through its various programs, is pleased to announce the expansion of its Homecare Assistance Program. Additional funding has been budgeted for 2002 in order to greatly expand the direct support given to MS individuals through short-term custodial care programs funded by the MS Foundation. Services under this program include custodial care such as bathing, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, meal preparation, physical, occupational and speech therapy to MS patients who qualify. Each applicant is assessed on an individual basis depending upon financial need, short-term need and available funding.

"Partnering with Interim Healthcare, a national homecare provider, gives us an opportunity to expand our service from only 12 states to 46 states. It will allow us to reach out and assist on a national level in providing MS patients with consistent quality healthcare rather than limiting our services to just a small portion of the country. Our mission is to ensure the best quality of life for those coping with MS through extensive support services and educational programs. This relationship truly makes us a national service provider to the MS community," said Tammi Robinson, Director of Program Services.

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) has been assisting people with Multiple Sclerosis for 15 years. For additional information about MSF's programs call toll-free 1-888-MSFOCUS. For all other information, visit our web site at or call 1-800-225-6495.

SOURCE Multiple Sclerosis Foundation