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Parkinson's Care in Mentor

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

Parkinson's care from Visiting Angels® Mentor OH is a valued resource for many families throughout our community. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting over a million people throughout the United States and 10 million worldwide. Parkinson's is a progressive illness, creating a growing need for assistance over time. While the disease is not fatal in and of itself, symptoms such as difficulty swallowing and unsteady gait make it the 14th leading cause of death in the U.S. It is possible to maintain a good quality of life with appropriate care and support and we can help.

Some of the commonly observed motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease include:

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

Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's may include:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Loss of smell
  • Depression
  • Cognitive decline
  • Constipation
  • Psychosis

How Parkinson's Care Helps Mentor Area Seniors

Visiting Angels Mentor helps local seniors by providing customized Parkinson's care. Due to impaired motor function, the risk of falling is increased for those living with Parkinson's. Freezing, shuffling gait, dyskinesia (involuntary erratic movements), cramping, and festination (short, rapid steps), can all make getting around difficult. Our skilled caregivers can assist your loved one with walking, transferring, trips to the bathroom, and more. You will find peace of mind knowing the safety of your loved one is our top priority.

Some additional Parkinson's care services which are frequently provided by Visiting Angels Mentor include:

  • Exercise and going for walks
  • Preparing healthy meals
  • Offering medication reminders
  • Walking and transferring aid
  • Fall prevention and safety
  • Light housekeeping tasks
  • Running errands and shopping
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Bathing and dressing assistance
  • Meaningful companionship

Trusted Care for Your Loved One

Parkinson's care from Visiting Angels Mentor is available to families throughout Concord Township, Eastlake, Mentor, Willoughby, Painesville, Timberlake, Wickliffe, Willowick, and the surrounding communities. Our elder care providers can help your loved one maintain a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise, which is important in combating symptoms of Parkinson's and prolonging functionality. Care from our agency also provides seniors with meaningful companionship and social interaction, which can be challenging for those with limited mobility. Our caregivers are compassionate professionals who are committed to helping your loved one have a better quality of life, despite the effects of Parkinson's.

If you have a parent or family member who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, call Visiting Angels Mentor today and ask about our care.

 

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