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The degenerative effects of movement disorder diseases can be overwhelming to cope with and make it extremely difficult to perform normal daily living activities.
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic movement disorder that is also progressive, meaning that the symptoms of the disease not only continue, but worsen over time. Nearly one million people in the United States alone are living with Parkinson’s disease. Nobody knows the cause. And while there is presently no cure, there are medication and surgical options that allow the symptoms to be managed.
Parkinson kills vital nerve cells (called neurons) in the brain, while causing others to malfunction. Some of the dying neurons produce dopamine, a chemical that sends movement and coordination commands to the brain. As Parkinson’s disease progresses, dopamine amounts decrease, leaving the person with the inability to normally control movement.
Caregivers can assist with:
With the onset of advanced Parkinson often comes the need for help to move within the home. Because of the nature of the disease, someone may require assistance at one time of day, but may be independent at another. Our caregivers:
Persons with Parkinson disease may have increased difficulty with eating. Our caregivers strive to make mealtime less stressful, safer, and more enjoyable. When needed, caregivers may:
With many debilitating diseases, the simplest tasks become the most difficult, such as bathing and dressing. An experience caregiver can assist with:
The caregiver will be thoroughly aware of the medication schedule and make sure that reminders for medication are given.
From dusting to vacuuming to a general “tidy-up”, the caregiver will make sure that the home is clean, comfortable, and safe.
Parkinson’s disease can make tasks like going to the store to buy groceries incredibly difficult. Our caregivers can go shopping based on a list for a patient’s diet, as well as running any other kinds of small errands. The goal should always be to focus on the proper diet of the patient and to make sure that proper ingredients are always on hand.
Our caregivers will pick up a patient, get them to their doctor’s appointment, and get them home.
It’s important for Parkinson patients to keep busy. Our caregivers will keep them engaged with things that they like to do.
Parkinson patients require a specialized level of attention. Let Horizon Care Services get you the best caregivers for your particular situation. Call us at 877-227-3890 and ask about our Parkinson Patients Home Care Support Program.