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Parkinson's Care in Miami

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

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder which affects 10 million people worldwide. In the United States alone, there are 60,000 people diagnosed annually. Parkinson's causes motor and non-motor symptoms. While the motor symptoms are the most visible, non-motor symptoms can have a significant impact. The complications of Parkinson's make it the 14th leading cause of death in America. Visiting Angels® Miami FL provides referrals for Parkinson's care to help manage the symptoms of the disorder. 

Some common motor symptoms of Parkinson's include:

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

Parkinson's disease also causes non-motor symptoms such as:

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

How Parkinson's Care Helps Seniors in Miami 

Parkinson's care helps Miami area seniors by providing assistance with everyday activities. Caregivers can help keep your loved one safe at home and provide aid for impaired motor function. Many families worry about their loved one falling down because of motor symptoms such as shuffling gait, freezing, festination (short rapid steps), cramping, and dyskinesia (involuntary erratic movements). Caregivers from the Visiting Angels Miami referral network can help decrease your loved one's fall risk by assisting with mobility including walking, transferring, and trips to the bathroom.

Some common Parkinson's care services provided through the Visiting Angels Miami referral network include:

  • Help with exercising such as going for walks
  • Planning and preparing dietary conscious meals
  • Transportation to doctor appointments
  • Dignified bathing, toileting, and dressing aid
  • Assistance with walking and fall prevention
  • Grocery shopping and running other errands
  • Offering medication reminders and monitoring
  • Light housekeeping tasks such as vacuuming
  • Meaningful companionship and conversation

Trusted Care for Your Loved One

Families throughout Miami-Dade County trust the Parkinson's care referrals from Visiting Angels Miami. Caregivers on our nurse registry are knowledgeable professionals who understand the ins and outs of Parkinson's care. Putting your loved one in the hands of a dedicated professional can help to ease your mind and lighten the load on family caregivers. Senior care professionals can help support a healthy lifestyle for your loved one, including help with diet and exercise, which can help combat Parkinson's symptoms. Caregivers can also provide your loved one with joyful companionship through shared activities and conversation. 

If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, call Visiting Angels Miami today and ask about our nurse registry. We can provide you with a referral to a compassionate caregiver from our trusted network.

 

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