Getting Started with Home Care for Parkinson’s disease
At Jewish Family Home Care, we understand how difficult it is to discover you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and how helpless you can feel without a cure in sight. We’re here to help ease the pain and assist where family members cannot. As much as we can wish time stands still when you hear devastating life changing news, it doesn’t. As a family member, you want to assist in every way possible, but there may come a time when it may become impossible to maintain the responsibilities of your own life while balancing caring for your loved one. In general, it is always difficult for the family to manage the new responsibilities as well as cope with seeing a loved one afflicted with the increasing mental and physical developments of Parkinson’s disease.
As you and your family spend more time with your loved one, it’s common to cause stress as well as emotional and physical exhaustion due to increased onset of responsibilities, lack of sleep, or strained relationships with family members or work.
At this time, family members may be thinking about an assisted facility or respite care as it may be too much to handle, and your loved one simply can’t manage alone. However…there is another option with in-home caregiving from a professional caregiver who specializes in Parkinson’s disease home care.
About Our Parkinson’s disease Caregiving Service
Jewish Family Home Care Is dedicated to helping seniors live safely and in the comfort of their own home for as long as it’s possible. With the services our caregivers can provide, we can help to postpone or even eliminate having to move your family member to a nursing care or residential facility. Your loved one is suffering from enough physical and mental changes. By utilizing our home care services, elderly individuals who are unable to carry out daily living activities alone can remain in their safe place, in a place they call home.
Unlike other agencies, Jewish Family Home Care’s, In-home care is personalized to what your loved one’s needs are in their current stage of Parkinson’s. Within 48 hours of contacting us, our supervisory RN will interview your senior loved one at home, assessing their physical and emotional needs. Together we’ll determine the best situation and schedule to meet your loved one’s needs and budget. Careful consideration is always taken to be sure that the caregiver chosen will complement the special needs and personality of the patient. We aim to find the perfect match for your loved one so they feel safe and comfortable while undergoing the changes and symptoms of the disease.
There will be rough days when shaking won’t stop and shuffling increases. Our Parkinson’s in-home care professionals know just when to encourage or nudge them into exercises, prepare meals, or simply help talk through feelings of frustrations due to the new limitations Parkinson’s is having on their body. At Jewish Family Home Care, we provide assistance with a variety of needs ranging from assisted daily living tasks to comforting companionship. Some Parkinson’s care services we offer are:
Transportation to doctors’ appointments
Bathing and grooming care for those who lose capability
Exercises for mobility issues
Compassionate and loving companionship plus encouraging autonomy, good health habits, independence, and boosting morale.