Parkinson’s Disease Care

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Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive neurological disorder with no known cure. Symptoms may include tremors, change in the pace of movement, stiffness, and loss of balance. Medical science has come up with treatments that may control symptoms, but the patient you're caring for may need your help keeping up with them. 

As a caregiver, you are witness to what your loved one is going through, which puts you in a position to make a tremendous contribution to their Parkinson's disease treatment.

The Parkinson’s disease process presents a set of problems unto itself. At IncrediCare, we are proactive with educating our staff to monitor for potential issues involving this disease process. 

Alterations in gait can present many fall hazards. Our staff is trained to recognize potential risks and take preventive measures like having your loved one wear nonskid footwear and well-fitting clothing. They will also point out the need for adaptive equipment to aid in promoting independence with feeding and providing close monitoring for swallowing issues.

Becoming a caregiver to someone with Parkinson's typically means attending doctor appointments and therapy sessions, administering medication, and performing household duties or any activity that’s more difficult to perform because of the disease. 

Being a caregiver can be a complicated and physically and emotionally draining experience. Providing Parkinson’s care for an aging loved one with safety and quality of life in mind presents challenges as the disease progresses and has an impact on your loved one’s physical, emotional, and cognitive health.

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People with Parkinson’s disease rely on caregivers for a wide range of support. As the disease progresses, dependence on a caregiver increases substantially. Caregivers can help people with Parkinson’s adjust to the disease’s effects on the body, and knowing that a loved one is cared for can help the entire family adjust to the diagnosis. 

For this reason, hiring a professional caregiver is the right solution for many families, but most importantly, entrusting the care of your loved one to someone else is not always an easy task. That’s where we at IncrediCare come in. Our highly qualified and compassionate caregivers meet the needs of seniors with Parkinson’s by restoring and maintaining comfort, health, and freedom through our comprehensive care services and hourly and live-in care schedules.

At IncrediCare, we know how difficult a challenge it is to care for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease. Our job is to help take the burden off you, as our highly specialized team of caregivers and nurses are here to help. We become an integral part of your loved one’s experience by offering to help share the responsibilities associated with the disease, including doctor appointments, therapy sessions, medication administration, and household duties. 

Other components of our Parkinson’s care plan may include, but are not limited to:

  • Scheduling and transportation for medical appointments
  • Communicating with the senior’s physical, occupational, and speech therapists
  • Preparing nutritious meals in accordance with abilities and feeding
  • Offering companionship and emotional support to reduce instances of depression

For more information on how to help those who are suffering from Parkinson’s disease, call IncrediCare at (703) 272-8838.