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Parkinson’s At Home Care in Palm Beach Gardens

Often patients and their families dealing with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) seek home care as a solution once a serious fall occurs, after the subsequent hospital visit, time spent in rehab, and finally the transition back to home. Loss of balance, tremors, rigidity, depression, cognitive impairment, and other Parkinson’s symptoms can make life increasingly difficult for those diagnosed with PD; but it can also be frustrating for family members who do not know how, or when to lend a helping hand, or to hold back. At Visiting Angels Palm Beach Gardens, we assist many families by providing at home care for those who need help coping with the unique challenges of Parkinson’s.

Does Parkinson’s Require At Home Care?

At home care can improve the quality of life for people struggling with Parkinson’s Disease and the symptoms of aging. Once a diagnosis is made, changes in the home environment and the daily routine need to occur. More importantly, due to the daily variability of the disease in each individual, monitoring of those symptoms and their impact on the timing of meals and medications become vital!

At Visiting Angels Palm Beach Gardens, we understand that combining monitoring with the safety risk due to falls, and the need for coordinating multi-disciplined therapies, can quickly make things overwhelming for the person diagnosed with Parkinson’s as well as the spouse or adult children. In this situation, a CNA or an HHA from Visiting Angels Palm Beach Gardens, acting as a companion or caregiver, can provide support for the individual and peace of mind for the family.

Providing At Home Care in Palm Beach Gardens

Training and experience in emergency response, as well as the appropriate education for caregivers dealing with Parkinson’s clients can prove invaluable. Of the utmost concern is safety while walking, to prevent falls and cut down on hospital or rehab readmits. You cannot rush, push or pull someone with Parkinson’s no matter how frustrated you get – realize they are even more frustrated than you are!

Our caregivers know that safety precautions also include being alert to medication interactions, dosage and side effects. Diligence regarding timetables for meals and medication is a must, and attention to nutrition and hydration is important. “On time, every time" is a crucial concept for Parkinson's: pills must be organized, and reminders set for when they should be taken.

Patience with daily communication is also important because speech is often slow or slurred. Rest periods should be encouraged just as much as exercise. Depression and withdrawal are common, so socialization and emotional support become imperative.

Caregivers You Can Trust in Palm Beach Gardens

Getting at home care for your loved one can make an enormous impact in their daily quality of life. For your peace of mind, we extensively interview and investigate each caregiver candidate – and with your input, we work to help you choose the right HHA or CNA to help your love one live safely and comfortably with their Parkinson’s.

Support your loved one’s independence and improve their wellness by providing them with at home care for Parkinson’s. Call Visiting Angels Palm Beach Gardens today to be connected with caregivers you can trust.

 

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