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Parkinson's Care in Havertown

provider of Parkinson's care in Havertown sitting with elderly patient

When families in Havertown find themselves in need of Parkinson's care for a loved one, they turn to Visiting Angels® Havertown PA. Our agency is an experienced provider of Parkinson's care at home. We can help your loved one remain safely at home despite the symptoms of Parkinson's. When it comes to Parkinson's disease, management of symptoms is key. For the 1 million Americans who live with the disorder, the non-motor symptoms are often more intrusive than the noticeable motor symptoms. Our caregivers can help your loved one manage both movement related symptoms and non-movement related complications.

The motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease may include:

  • Bradykenesia (slowness of movement)
  • Postural instability
  • Tremors
  • Rigidity
  • Cramping
  • Freezing

Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's often include:

  • Loss of smell
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Sleep disorders
  • Swallowing problems
  • Vision issues

How Parkinson's Care Helps Seniors in Havertown 

Parkinson's care from Visiting Angels Havertown can help your loved one in countless ways. One of the top concerns for families is in regards to safety. Because of impaired motor function due to cramping, freezing, shuffling gait, festination (short quick steps), and dyskinesia (involuntary erratic movements), seniors with Parkinson's are at a greater risk of falling down. Our caregivers provide walking, transferring, and toileting aid to help your loved one avoid increased fall risks and bring peace of mind to your family.

Some additional ways Parkinson's care from Visiting Angels Havertown can assist your loved one include:

  • Walking and transferring aid
  • Fall prevention and safety measures
  • Aid with appropriate exercises
  • Preparing & planning healthy meals
  • Meaningful companionship
  • Transportation to doctor appointments
  • Medication reminders & monitoring
  • Folding laundry or light housekeeping
  • Grooming, bathing, and dressing aid
  • Running errands and grocery shopping

Trusted Care for Your Loved One

Seniors with Parkinson's disease and their loved ones trust Visiting Angels Havertown for compassionate care. We are pleased to work with families throughout Broomall, Delaware County, Main Line, Montgomery County, and the Philadelphia counties. Our skilled caregivers can help support your loved one and encourage a healthy lifestyle, including diet and exercise, to help combat the effects of Parkinson's. Eating healthy and getting regular excise can help your loved one prolong functionality. Our Parkinson's care also provides regular companionship in Havertown which can help your loved one's emotional well-being. 

If you have a family member who is living with Parkinson's disease, call Visiting Angels Havertown today and ask how our care can help keep them safe and comfortable at home.

 

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