Visiting Angels Kirkland, WA Blog

Parkinson's Care in Kirkland

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

Visiting Angels® Kirkland WA specializes in providing Parkinson's care to seniors throughout our community. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting a million in the U.S. and over 10 million worldwide. While Parkinson's is not considered to be fatal, complications from the disorder have caused it to be the 14th main cause of death in the United States. With over 60,000 new Americans diagnosed each year, there is a growing need for experienced Parkinson's care. We can help your loved one in Kirkland manage the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and help improve their overall quality of life.

Parkinson's disease may cause the following motor symptoms:

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

Parkinson's is also known to cause the following non-motor symptoms:

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

How Parkinson's Care Helps Kirkland Area Seniors

Parkinson's care from Visiting Angels Kirkland can help your loved one by providing non-medical support with daily activities. Because of decreased motor function, your loved one may struggle to complete everyday tasks. Along with impaired motor function comes an increased fall risk. If your loved one deals with freezing, shuffling gait, cramping, short fast steps, or involuntary movements, they may be more unsteady on their feet. We can help your loved one get around and lower their risk of falling down.

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

  • Transportation to doctor appointments or therapies
  • Assistance with exercise such as going for walks
  • Planning and preparing dietary conscious meals
  • Dignified toileting, bathing, and dressing assistance
  • Offering medication reminders and monitoring
  • Aid for walking, transferring, and fall prevention
  • Light housekeeping tasks such as laundry or vacuuming
  • Running errand such as grocery shopping
  • Providing meaningful companionship and conversation

Trusted Care for Your Loved One

Many families throughout Redmond, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Sammamish, and the surrounding communities rely on Visiting Angels Kirkland for compassionate Parkinson's care. They have peace of mind knowing our skilled elder care providers are looking out for their loved ones. We can help your loved one manage the symptoms of Parkinson's by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. We also provide meaningful companionship as a standard part of our care.

If your loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, call Visiting Angels Kirkland today and ask how our care can help. We can schedule a free consultation to help you get started.

 

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