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Parkinson's Care in Corpus Christi

Provider of Parkinson's care in Corpus Christi hugging elderly patient

Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder affecting specific parts of the brain. While the disease is not considered to be fatal, complications from Parkinson's are the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. There are 60,000 Americans diagnosed with the disorder every year, and 10 million people living with Parkinson's worldwide. Parkinson's disease causes noticeable changes in motor function, as well as an impact in non-motor functions. Visiting Angels® Corpus Christi TX provides Parkinson's care to help manage the effects of the disorder.

Parkinson's disease often causes the following motor symptoms:

  • Tremors
  • Rigidity
  • Postural Instability
  • Freezing
  • Bradykenesia (slowness of movement)

Parkinson's also causes the following non-motor symptoms:

  • Trouble swallowing
  • Constipation
  • Loss of smell
  • Sleep disorders
  • Depression

How Parkinson's Care Helps Seniors in Corpus Christi 

Visiting Angels Corpus Christi helps seniors with Parkinson's disease by providing non-medical care in the comfort of home. Our services are customizable to meet the progressing needs of adults with Parkinson's. Due to impaired motor function, assistance in and around the home is a necessity for those with Parkinson's disease. There is an increased risk of falling for seniors who live with the cramping, freezing, shuffling gait, and general unsteadiness caused by Parkinson's. The fall prevention program from our agency can help identify fall risks and educate your family on fall prevention measures. Our caregivers also help by providing walking and transferring assistance.

Some additional services which can provided when your loved one receives Parkinson's care from Visiting Angels Corpus Christi include:

  • Exercising and going for walks
  • Planning & preparing healthy meals
  • Meaningful conversation & companionship
  • Offering medication reminders & monitoring
  • Bathing, dressing, grooming, and hygiene aid
  • Light housekeeping tasks such as laundry
  • Going to the grocery store or running errands
  • Transportation to therapies or doctor visits

Trusted Care for Your Loved One

Visiting Angels Corpus Christi is a trusted source of Parkinson's care throughout the Coastal Bend area. We are experienced in caring for seniors with a variety of health and wellness needs and our compassionate care helps seniors age in place. Family members can find peace of mind when their loved one receives dignified aid from our knowledgeable professionals. We can support your loved one and help them prolong functionality. Our care also affords your loved one regular companionship from a caring professional.

If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, call Visiting Angels Corpus Christi today and ask about our care.

 

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