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Parkinson's Care in Springfield VA

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Looking for top-quality Parkinson’s care for an aging loved one in the Springfield VA area? Locally owned and operated, Visiting Angels® Springfield VA is a trusted provider of Parkinson’s home care for seniors and their families in Springfield, VA, Annandale, Burke, and the surrounding areas. With customized home care plans, compassionate caregivers, and 24/7 availability, seniors with Parkinson’s disease can continue living independently for much longer than might otherwise be possible.    

Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder that affects motor function. Because there isn't an objective test to diagnose Parkinson’s, the rate of misdiagnosis is high, but it’s estimated that it affects one in 100 people over age 60.

The cardinal symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are slowness of movement, resting tremor, and rigidity. Other symptoms regularly experienced by those diagnosed with Parkinson’s include changes in posture and mobility, and freezing, which gives the appearance of being stuck in place while trying to walk.    

Non-motor symptoms are harder to recognize, but common, and can have a significant impact on Parkinson’s patients. These symptoms include:

  • Cognitive impairment

  • Mood disorders

  • Low blood pressure when standing

  • Problems sleeping

  • Constipation and incontinence

  • Loss of sense of smell or taste

  • Difficulty with speech, swallowing, and writing

It’s important to note that Parkinson’s disease impacts every individual differently. While the disease is chronic and progressive, the severity of symptoms and the order in which they present themselves can vary significantly by individual. If your loved one is experiencing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease that are making daily tasks challenging or impossible, Parkinson's care from Visiting Angels Springfield VA is the answer.

Trusted Parkinson's Care in Springfield VA

At Visiting Angels Springfield VA, we understand that the symptoms of Parkinson’s will vary greatly by individual and that no two clients will have exactly the same home care needs. That’s why we customize an individual home care plan for every client. This ensures every client receives the care they need when they need it, without services they won’t use. Customized plans also give us the freedom to adjust your loved one’s home care quickly when needs change.

Our Parkinson’s care services at Visiting Angels Springfield VA provide a wide variety of physical and emotional support to seniors including:

  • Transportation for those no longer driving

  • Help with mobility, including walking, bathing, dressing, and grooming

  • Transportation to appointments, errands, and shopping

  • Companionship and a listening ear

  • Household help, including meal planning and preparation

  • Respite for family caregivers

Whether your loved one needs weekly transportation to activities, daily help with dressing and meal preparation or around the clock care, our caregivers are available on your loved one’s schedule, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, including overnight, holidays, and weekends.

If you have a loved one in need of Parkinson’s care, call Visiting Angels Springfield VA today to schedule a no-cost consultation.

 

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