Help For Those Suffering With Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that affects muscle control and movement. Even though there is no known cause for the disease or known cure, there are medications, treatments and therapies that are used to treat the symptoms. If you are one of the 50,000-60,000 new cases that are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, you will want to continue reading about the private care for Parkinson’s disease options that are available.
Since Parkinson’s affects movement, it can be difficult to complete routine daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, eating, brushing teeth, and walking to the bathroom. A personal care assistant can help with all of these tasks and more. These assistants provide “hands on” care while allowing the client to keep as much of their privacy and dignity as possible.
With Parkinson’s disease, comes medications and the need for a healthy diet. A skilled nurse will be able to monitor the client’s medication to ensure proper adherence to the doctor’s orders. The nurse will also be able to create a healthy meal plan to help keep muscles and bones strong for the Parkinson’s patient. Healthy, strong muscles and bones are very important for those suffering with Parkinson’s disease.
As much as family members would like to be there for their loved ones 24/7, it is just not possible. Respite care/Companion care is available to help in times when you just cannot be there. A companion can help by just talking or reading to the client if that is all the client wishes. However, at times, the client may just want to move. Mobility is a must at times. Just walking from room to room when a Parkinson’s patient is home alone is a chore. A cheerful companion is a great comfort to the client and the other family members.
Private care for Parkinson’s disease patients also extends to homemaking services. These services not only include keeping the home clean, but also include identifying trip and fall hazards, checking food expiration dates, laundry services, changing lightbulbs, and more. A lot goes into making a home, and when your mobility suffers you just can’t do it all.
Movement affects every second of your life. When your movement is affected, your whole life can feel like it is falling apart. With some extra help from a private caregiver, your life could become a little easier. In the River Oaks area, call Evergreen Private Care today at 1-866-711-2095 to discuss private care for Parkinson’s disease patients.