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Parkinson's Care in Kansas City

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Is your senior parent or loved one experiencing difficulty with everyday tasks due to Parkinson’s disease? Visiting Angels® Kansas City offers Parkinson’s care to seniors in Kansas City, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Lenexa, Leawood, Mission, and Shawnee, and the surrounding communities. With the help of our professional caregivers, your loved one can continue living an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home, providing you with much-needed peace of mind.

What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting the part of the brain that controls body movement. The progression of Parkinson’s can vary by individual, but generally, it develops slowly over the years, starting around age 60. Parkinson’s disease itself is not considered a fatal condition, but complications from the disease can lead to life-threatening situations.  

Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can include but are not limited to:

  • Rigid limbs and muscles

  • Tremor in hands, arms, legs, jaw, or tongue when at rest

  • Difficulty balancing and walking

  • Slow movement

  • Uncontrollable movements while sleeping

  • Rigid facial expression or masking

  • Stooped posture

  • Cognitive impairment

Trusted Parkinson's Care in Kansas City

At Visiting Angels Kansas City, we offer essential personal home care services to seniors impacted by the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Our compassionate caregivers understand the unique challenges that seniors with Parkinson’s face, providing physical support and companionship. Our home care plans are customized to the unique needs of every client and can be easily adjusted as needs change.

Parkinson’s care services from Visiting Angels Kansas City are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day, including holidays, weekends, and overnight. Some services our caregivers provide include:

  • Mobility assistance.
    Slowness in movement, or Bradykinesia, can make activities such as buttoning a shirt or putting on shoes a real challenge. Our caregivers are sensitive to the slower pace brought on by Parkinson’s and can provide dignified assistance with bathing, dressing, walking, and using the bathroom.

  • Transportation.
    Driving can be difficult to impossible for those with Parkinson’s. Visiting Angels Kansas City provides transportation to doctor’s appointments, errands, and shopping, helping seniors stay active and relieving family members from taking time off work.

  • Meal planning and preparation.
    Preparing healthy meals can be difficult for those suffering from tremors in the hands, arms, and legs. Our Parkinson’s caregivers at Visiting Angels Kansas City can plan and prepare healthy meals around dietary guidelines and restrictions, handling all the chopping, measuring, cooking, and cleanup.

  • Respite for family caregivers.
    Caring for a family member with Parkinson’s can be physically and emotionally exhausting, making respite essential for family caregivers. Visiting Angels Kansas City provides reliable and trusted respite care, providing family caregivers peace of mind while they rest, run errands, or spend time with their spouse and children.

If your loved one could benefit from Parkinson’s care, call Visiting Angels Kansas City to schedule a no-cost consultation.

 

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